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Christstollen

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One of Austrians internationally known Christmas pastries is the Christstollen; a sweet yeast dough filled with raisins, almonds and candied lemon and orange peel with a butter and sugar layer around it. This traditional bakery dates back to Catholic Church practices from the Middle Age when it was a fasting pastry symbolizing Christ Child.

In the 21st century, Christmas is not anymore a reflective time when we are surrounded by our beloveds. People are getting stressed, hunting for the perfect present in overloaded malls with the unbearable pressure of giving presents to everyone in their family.
In a survey, people were asked about their spendings habits in the Christmas shopping time frame. The Christstollen project represents six personal Christmas stories baked into stollen.