You have until Christmas Eve to indulge in Stollen from Momofuku Milk Bar. This is the second year they're offering stollen at the Union Square Holiday Market (not available at other Milk Bar locations), and at $7 for a whole loaf, it's also an excellent deal. Wipe out what bad memories you might have of this holiday bread, which often gets lumped into the fruitcake category. This sugar-dusted one from Milk Bar is a wonder, boasting a balanced mix of toasted pistachios, almonds, raisins and currants, cranberries and candied lemon zest, and ginger. It's both yeasty and tender, not the least bit heavy. If you detect a bit of whiskey going on there, it's not just in your head. I told you this was an excellent loaf.
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About the author: Originally from Honolulu, Kathy YL Chan blogs at Kathy YL Chan, where she chronicles her eats and travels adventures between Hawai'i, New York and beyond. She firmly believes that there is always room for dessert.