It’s the most wonderful time of the year! I’ve been listening to my Christmas music since the day after Thanksgiving, and I have Love Actually ready to go! What was missing from my Christmas routine was a typical Christmas sweet to bake — a labor of love. Luisa Weiss’ new book Classic German Baking has an entire section dedicated to Christmas baking! I chose the wonderful Christbrot, or Sweet Christmas Bread, evocative of Stollen. Note that the candied fruit must soak for two days prior to baking!