While you're likely to see glorious stollen loaves around Christmas time, I say it's ALWAYS a good time to bake sweet, rich bread. My Vegan Stollen is easy to make but does require a patience and care, but it's absolutely worth it and makes a fantastic, show-stopping treat.
This recipe is made up of a spiced loaf filled with dried fruit and almonds, and filled with a homemade marzipan. If marzipan isn't for you feel free to omit, though I'd encourage you to try my version which doesn't have any strong almond extract and adds a lovely texture.
It also make two loaves, so you can enjoy one at home and give the other as a Christmas gift!
Option: soak the dried fruit in rum or alcohol of choice overnight, then drain and add to the dough.