Christmas Wreath Bread Recipe

Christmas Wreath Bread Recipe

Are you looking for an idea for the Christmas centerpiece for your table? All to eat, this Christmas wreath of brioche bread is not a bad idea!

I also put it on the table in the afternoon, when people start taking a seat again around the table, perhaps for a sweet snack. As good as it is, it is the ideal accompaniment to an orange cream or a few pieces of nougat or chocolate!

The choice of the molds to apply and their arrangement is entirely entrusted to the girls, the real artists of the house :-)


(8 people)
- Zest of 1 lemon
- 100 g sugar
- 200 g whole milk
- 12 g fresh brewer's yeast
- 300 g very strong white flour
- 200 g plain flour
- 3 eggs
- 80 g unsalted butter
- A tbsp vanilla sugar
- A pinch of salt
- Extra virgin olive oil as needed

To decorate
- An egg
- A tbsp whole milk

Let's cook

Put the zest of a lemon and 90 g sugar in the mixing bowl and chop 10 Sec. Speed 10. Set aside.

Pour 50 g whole milk into the mixing bowl, add the remaining 10 g sugar, 12 g fresh brewer's yeast and melt 1 Min. 37C Speed 2.

Add 100 g very strong white flour and knead 2 Min. Dough Mode. Leave to rest for 30 Min. in the closed mixing bowl.

Add 150 g whole milk, the remaining 200 g very strong white flour, 200 g plain flour, the sugar with the lemon zest set aside, 2 eggs, 80 g unsalted butter, a tbsp vanilla sugar, salt to taste. and knead 10 Sec. Speed 7, with the spatula inside.

Then knead 2 Min. Dough Mode.

Transfer to a greased bowl with a little extra virgin olive oil, cover with a bath cap and let it rise in the oven for 1 hour.

Transfer the dough to the floured work surface.

Set aside a ball of about 80 g, and divide the rest into 3 equal parts.

From each of them he obtains 2 long cylinders (6 in all).

Intertwine 3 cylinders at a time to obtain two braids and arrange them on a baking sheet covered with baking paper. Join the ends and form a crown.

Roll out the ball of dough kept aside and cut out Christmas shapes with cookie cutters.

Beat an egg with a tbsp milk, brush the back of the shapes and arrange them on the braid as desired.

Now brush the entire crown with the egg and milk.

Bake in a preheated oven for 5 Min at 200C, then 25 Min. at 180C.

Cool on a wire rack and decorate, if you like, with a gold or red ribbon.


You can also decorate the wreath with sprinkles, flaked almonds or candied cherries. Just put them on the crown after brushing it with beaten egg ;-)

Translated from the Italian recipe: Ghirlanda natalizia di pan brioche
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