Weckmann made from yeast dough, vanilla sugar and egg – Stutenkerl recipe

4 persons | 30 minutes

This sweet yeast dough Stutenkerl is the classic for Sankt Martin. It does take time, but it’s worth it! The fluffy Weckmann taste good for both the little ones and the big ones.

Rating: Ø 5 ( 7 votes )
Weckmann made from yeast dough
Weckmann made from yeast dough

4 persons | 30 minutes

This sweet yeast dough Stutenkerl is the classic for Sankt Martin. It does take time, but it’s worth it! The fluffy Weckmann taste good for both the little ones and the big ones.

Rating: Ø 5 ( 7 votes )

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cubes of fresh yeast
  • 225 ml milk
  • 500 g flour
  • 70 g sugar
  • 75 g butter, softened
  • salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1 p. Vanilla sugar
  • 1 egg yolk, for brushing
  • 1-2 tbsp milk, for brushing
  • raisins, or chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Dissolve the yeast in half the milk and mix with 200 g flour.
  2. Leave the pre-dough covered for about 1.5 hours.
  3. Mix the butter with the sugar, vanilla sugar, egg, the remaining milk, salt and the flour .
  4. Mix with the pre-dough and knead a smooth dough.
  5. Let the yeast dough rest for about 1 hour.
  6. Form the yeast dough into Stutenkerle.
  7. Let the pastries rest on the baking sheet for another 30 minutes.
  8. Egg yolks with Whisk a little milk and brush the mares with it.
  9. Put in chocolate drops or raisins for the eyes.
  10. Bake the Weckmanns for about 12 to 15 minutes until golden.

Before baking, a clay whistle can be stuck into the chest of the filly. For the eyes you can use raisins, nuts or chocolate chips. The sweet yeast pastry can be baked together with children during the Advent season, or given to children for St. Nicholas or Saint Martin.

Utensils

  • bowl
  • spoon
  • hand mixer
  • kitchen brush