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Nov 30, 2011 10:48 PM

Stollen back at the Milk Bar stand at Union Square

And it's as delicious as ever. I just saw one type of stollen this year. The ingredients list pistachio, almonds, candied ginger, currants, raisins, candied lemon, cranberries, and whiskey. I don't know if they're selling it at the Milk Bar too, but it's worth a trip to Union Square and you've only got til Christmas eve!

Union Square Holiday Market
E 14th St Union Square W, New York, NY 10003

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  1. I was at EV Milk Bar yesterday and didn't see it - I'll have to make a trip to Union Square!

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    1. re: uwsister

      Per their Twitter account, the stollen is only sold at the Union Square Holiday Market, and only until 12/24.

      1. re: kathryn

        Got it tonight! It was after a heavy dinner so I haven't touched it yet. I know what I'm having for breakfast though :)

    2. I had just one shot at the market before December 24 (it's a busy time, and I need to earn the dough to fund my stollen habit) but I scored five loaves. Three are in the freezer, one will be divided between two good friends, and the fifth is half gone.

      It's a lovely seasonal treat. The bread itself seemed slightly dry on the slices I sampled, but there was a lot of pistachio paste to compensate, and a lot of candied fruit. It seemed less perfumed than last year. But these are first impressions. I intended to have just one thin slice, but ate three. I'm deducing that I liked it.

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      1. re: FoodDabbler

        Your early impressions match my sampling too....a little dry (a guest I gave some to thought it was stale) and less depth from last year, but still fun. I think last year, they baked smaller batches with a fresher daily delivery to the stand.

        1. re: sugartoof

          I should know this since I live so close, but that means its available which days of the week? I know the market is open wednesdays but others also? Never had Stollen but seems like a good treat to bring to Boston for the holidays...

          1. re: lucyj


            The Holiday Market is separate from the Greenmarket. The Holiday Market runs daily until 12/24.

            1. re: lucyj

              Boston has three stollens (loaves of stollen?) tonight, thanks to me, but I am sure more would be welcome.

              One addition to the information kathryn has provided: the holiday market opens at 11, but I have found the Momofuku milk bar stall not open till a bit later on one occasion in the past. It may be safest to get there at noon: late enough that they're sure to be open, yet early enough to make sure they still have stollen. They sometimes tweet their hours and stollen stock numbers.

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          1. I picked up some stollen from the Union Square holiday market on Sunday. I got there around 11.30am, the stall was open. There were at least 10 stollen's on display plus a box full under the counter (they said). Cost $7.
            I ate it on Sunday and it was nice enough but didn't wow me. The bread part was dryish and there wasn't very much marzipan. Couldn't taste any whiskey in it.
            Luckily, we used it up on the same day by sharing with guests. I think that if I didn't eat it all immediately that I might end up putting butter on it to combat the dryness or serving it in a shallow bowl with a little light cream.
            I think it isn't worthy of the hype or making a special trip for.

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            1. re: cncncncn

              I think the hype is based on last years product, when it took 2 days before the dryness kicked in.

              1. re: sugartoof

                Yes. Last year, the stollen was delicious. This year, it's ok.

              2. re: cncncncn

                I concur. Nothing special at all.

              3. Snagged a loaf at the market yesterday. I've not had the one from last year, but my stollen yesterday was dense and definitely not dry as some posts here indicated. Good texture and not cloyingly over-the-top sweet. This is delicious. I'm sold on this holiday treat.

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                1. re: RCC

                  I think part of the problem may have been that batches from earlier in the season were sitting a little longer, as opposed to last year, when they would sell out. Buying closer to the holiday was probably smart, and yielded a fresher stollen. Or maybe they caught the criticism on here.

                  One thing they are not is overly sweet, you're right.

                  1. re: sugartoof

                    Finally got a loaf today and, of course, between me and my BF, it's already almost gone. He thinks it's more dry than last year, but I think it's just as good. Either way, it's seriously delicious.