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Christmas Bread Wreath

Christmas Bread Wreath

Why not make a wreath with bread dough for Christmas?

Ingredients: 1 x 25 cm diameter wreath

Strong bread flour
240 g
Cake flour
60 g
Dried yeast
1 teaspoon
Sugar
30 g
Butter
30 g
Water (or tepid water)
150 g

Steps

1. Put all the ingredients in a bread machine and turn on the switch. Knead for 15 minutes.
2. Leave to rise for 30 minutes. Then divide the dough and roll into balls. Cover with a kitchen towel and leave to rest for 10 minutes.
3. Shape the dough. Divide the dough into 3 equal portions if you are braiding it in 3 strands; 5 equal portions if you are braiding it in 5 strands, and so on. Roll each portion into a rope of equal length and braid. Shape into a wreath and pinch the ends to seal.
4. Skipping the 2nd rising, bake in a preheated oven at 375°F/190℃ for about 15 minutes, or until golden brown.
5. When it's done, take out from the oven and leave it to cool on a wire rack overnight to dry.
6. Decorate the bread when it's completely dry. Stick ribbons, poinsettia, pine cones, etc. on the bread with adhesive bond to make it a pretty wreath!
7. It's also lovely if you make small bread wreaths to decorate a Christmas tree .
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Story Behind this Recipe

I always make this wreath for Christmas.