The Great Australian Bake Off

Star Baker James Shares his Showstopper Bread Tips

Star Baker James shares his top tips to creating his incredible showstopper bake, the Barberry and Fig Stollen. 

James believes the key to his success was creating the perfect dough for the stollen. He shares his tops tips in the video above.

The finishing touches

Top Tips for the Perfect Stollen Dough

  1. Focus on the dough to get the perfect texture
  2. The balance of flavours of sweet and sour in the right combination is key
  3. Knead the dough for a smooth finish
  4. Use a food processor to create smooth marzipan
  5. If your using a dried fruit, soak them in booze or tea to make sure they are nice and soft before adding them to the dough

Inside the masterpiece

Get James's Barberry and Fig Stollen recipe HERE

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