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Stollen back at the Milk Bar stand at Union Square

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hungrycomposer Nov 30, 2011 10:48 PM

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!

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

 
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    uwsister Dec 1, 2011 12:15 PM

    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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      kathryn Dec 2, 2011 01:51 PM

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

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        uwsister Dec 7, 2011 01:32 AM

        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 :)

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      FoodDabbler Dec 7, 2011 10:31 PM

      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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        sugartoof Dec 8, 2011 10:37 PM

        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.

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          lucyj Dec 9, 2011 01:56 PM

          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...

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            kathryn Dec 9, 2011 04:25 PM

            http://urbanspacenyc.com/18th-annual-...

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

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              lucyj Dec 9, 2011 05:24 PM

              Thanks!

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              FoodDabbler Dec 9, 2011 05:30 PM

              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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          cncncncn Dec 20, 2011 06:01 AM

          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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            sugartoof Dec 20, 2011 11:21 AM

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

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              lexismore Dec 21, 2011 07:28 AM

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

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              mahler5 Dec 20, 2011 07:17 PM

              I concur. Nothing special at all.

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              RCC Dec 23, 2011 01:40 PM

              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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                sugartoof Dec 23, 2011 04:31 PM

                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.

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                  loratliff Dec 23, 2011 04:42 PM

                  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.

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