The stollen made by all Dresden stollen bakers and pastry makers is viewed, tested and sampled by a panel during a public testing procedure. After this uncomplicated quality test the Dresden bakers and pastry makers are given ‘their’ stollen seal. Certificates entitle them to label the traditional Dresden delicacy with the golden mark of quality.
In relation to the quantity of flour used, an original Dresden Christstollen® contains at least 50% butter, 65% sultanas, 20% candied peel and 15% sweet and bitter almonds. According to the Stollen Associations statutes, margarine and artificial preservatives and aromas may not be added. A genuine Dresden Christstollen® must contain the following ingredients: wheat flour, yeast, fresh or powdered full-cream milk, granulated sugar, clarified butter, candied peel, sultanas, sweet and bitter almonds or marzipan, lemon zest, table salt, icing sugar, stollen spices and spirits.