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Momofuku Summer Stollen!

I know we have some stollen fiends here, so I thought this would be worth posting—the Milk Bar booth at Madison Square Eats is selling summer stollen! When I saw stollen on the board, I thought for sure it must be a mistake, but it's not.

The summer stollen has cherries, cantaloupe, peaches, etc., in lieu of the winter fruits. No pistachio, but plenty of almond flavoring. It's just as delicious as the holiday version.

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  1. Haven't they always had Stollen?

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    1. re: ipsedixit

      The last few years, it was available only in December and only at their stall at the Union Square holiday gift market, and only up until 12/24 or sold out (whichever came first). The other locations of Milk Bar did not carry it.

    2. I received one of these as a gift today....I'll be bringing it back to SF, and will hopefully try it on Wednesday, so will write back with a report!

      1. I'm not usually a fan of stollen, but this one was pretty good. I think I mainly liked the fact that there wasn't much (or any?) citrus flavor, since I don't care for that. There were various pieces of dried fruit, and it was a sweet cake overall. Like loratliff says, it has a strong almond flavor. I'm attaching a picture

        Dave MP

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        1. re: Dave MP

          I very much liked the choice of fruits in this stollen (thanks for sharing Dave MP!). But I do prefer my sweets to be cakey rather than bready, so ultimately this wasn't my cup of tea. Though it would probably be very tasty with tea.

        2. What is the size and price of this?

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          1. re: Humbucker

            I don't know the price, but the size was about 8 inches x 4 inches x 4 inches. The size of a small loaf pan.

            1. I bought the normal Christmas one once. Maybe that particular one was abnormally bad, I have to say I was very disappointed. I am not a stollen expert but I recall the ones my mom used to make when I was in my teens were so much better. I am not speaking with sentimentality either.

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              1. re: mimolette

                The Momo Christmas Stolen's went through some minor evolutions, so it could have been an off year.

                I think they're prone to winning over people who haven't had much freshly baked Stolen, and even then, they're not for everyone... but you can say the same of every Milk Bar item.

                I'd be curious how these play out with a Spring to Summer weather unless it's a different bread base.

                1. re: sugartoof

                  It's the exact same base; the only difference is in the fruit. The summer version does not have ginger, currants, raisins or cranberries—it has sour cherries, peaches, cantaloupe and a couple other things I can't remember.

                  (No whiskey listed either, which is definitely an ingredient in the holiday version.)

              2. I bought 3 loaves yesterday.

                I asked for "stah-len".

                The nice lady said, yes sir, here is your "stolen".

                I always thought I knew the proper pronunciation, but perhaps I am wrong?

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                1. re: CFByrne

                  Shto-len is how I've heard a local German chef pronounce it.

                  1. re: CFByrne

                    Greew up with the stuff and it was always pronounced Shtollen. Not "Stoe-len".

                  2. Well... regardless of how you pronounce it...

                    Some photos to tempt you... From Saturday May 11.

                    Stollen and a few other delights...

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                    1. re: CFByrne

                      Is the pink from the cherry, made into a paste? If so, it looks like they reversed the fruit to almond paste ratio and purpose.

                      1. re: sugartoof

                        "milk bar summer stollen! bread filled with a cherry almond filling and limoncello soaked dried fruits… "

                        from MMB tweet this morning...

                    2. BTW I was going to ask this here but it is a FAQ at MMB

                      Q: What is the shelf life your products?

                      A: Cakes, cake truffles and pies should be refrigerated, and will stay fresh for about 5-7 days in the fridge. They can also be stored in the freezer upon purchase for up to several weeks, if you would like to order ahead of time for an event. Our products freeze wonderfully. Cookies will stay fresh at room temperature for about 5-7 days, and can be kept longer in the fridge or freezer.