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Momofuku Summer Stollen!

loratliff May 5, 2013 01:01 PM

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.

  1. ipsedixit May 5, 2013 07:07 PM

    Haven't they always had Stollen?

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    1. re: ipsedixit
      kathryn May 5, 2013 07:20 PM

      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.

      1. re: kathryn
        ipsedixit May 5, 2013 07:21 PM


    2. Dave MP May 6, 2013 08:45 PM

      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. Dave MP May 8, 2013 05:07 PM

        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
          DeborahL May 8, 2013 05:15 PM

          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.

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          Humbucker May 9, 2013 08:56 AM

          What is the size and price of this?

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          1. re: Humbucker
            Dave MP May 9, 2013 09:35 AM

            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. re: Humbucker
              loratliff May 9, 2013 11:48 AM

              $6 per loaf.

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              mimolette May 9, 2013 04:30 PM

              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
                sugartoof May 12, 2013 05:40 PM

                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
                  loratliff May 12, 2013 06:58 PM

                  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. CFByrne May 12, 2013 04:03 PM

                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
                  bulavinaka May 12, 2013 04:15 PM

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

                  1. re: CFByrne
                    ChefJune May 13, 2013 01:20 PM

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

                  2. CFByrne May 13, 2013 06:20 PM

                    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
                      sugartoof May 14, 2013 01:01 AM

                      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
                        CFByrne May 14, 2013 05:23 PM

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

                        from MMB tweet this morning...

                    2. CFByrne May 14, 2013 05:23 AM

                      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.


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