Mix the fresh yeast with a little lukewarm water, a pinch of sugar and a little flour in a small bowl and let it ferment in a warm room for about 15 minutes.
Mix the flour, salt and sugar in a large baking bowl.
Add the fermented yeast. Likewise 250 ml warmed soaking water and 1 egg. Process everything together to form a smooth yeast dough. The dough shouldn't become too firm.
Cover with a cloth and let it sit in a warm place for 1 hour or more until the dough has increased in volume.
Drain the sultanas / currants well and dust with a little flour. Then work in together with the chopped nuts, the lemon peel and orange peel, the spices (see my spice mix: Spice mix (gingerbread)) and the kirsch.
The well drained fruits (cutlets, plums, figs) are mixed in last. Work in these fruits only lightly so that they do not become mushy.
Sprinkle the mixture with flour all around. Keep warm to rise until small cracks appear on the dusted flour.
Then shape 3 or four loaves and place the almond slivers on top. Cover and rest again on the baking tray lined with baking paper and let rise.
Bake in a preheated oven (top and bottom heat) for 20 minutes at 200 degrees, 30 minutes at 175 degrees and 20 minutes at 150 degrees. Leave unheated in the oven for 10 minutes.
Meanwhile, mix the carving stock with 1 tablespoon of cornstarch, bring to the boil and brush the still warm loaves with it.
Let the Hutzelbrot steep for a few days before consuming it.