Edible Christmas Wreath


Christmas wreaths are not only a beautiful decoration that celebrates the birth of Jesus, they also symbolize strength since they evergreens can survive even the coldest winters. But when they’re made of delicious soft sweet bread… sorry, they won’t last every long at all 😛 This wreath is extremely easy to make. Its actually just a basic sweet dough that I use all the time. All I did was braid into a circle and stud green and red cherries on top. Here is how!


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Edible Christmas Wreath
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  • 1½ tbsp active dry yeast
  • 2 cup warm water
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 2½ tsp salt
  • 4 eggs
  • ⅔ stick softened butter
  • 7½ to 8 cups bread flour
  • Green & red cherries
  1. Sprinkle yeast in warm water to active yeast. Let stand 10-15 minutes until it is frothy and aromatic.
  2. Into your stand mixer bowl with beater attached, add sugar, salt, egg, softened butter and half of the flour.
  3. Once incorporated, add in the rest of the flour and change the attachment to the dough hook.
  4. Knead the dough in your mixer for 5 minutes on low until dough becomes a smooth and elastic dough ball
  5. Lightly grease a large bowl with oil and slightly grease the dough ball also. Cover the bowl with a damp cloth or plastic wrap and let it rise for 1.5hour in a warm draft-free space until dough has risen to double its volume.
  6. Once the dough has doubled, punch the air out and divide it into 3 equal dough balls.
  7. Roll them each into a long rod equal in length and line the 3 cup.
  8. Pinch the top tips together and start braiding (see photo)
  9. Once you reach the bottom end, pinch the 3 dough strands together. Shape the braid into a circle
  10. Decorate wreath with cherries or whatever you want, however you like!
  11. Let the dough rise for 1hour in a warm draft-free environment
  12. Preheat oven to 375F, lightly brush the dough with egg wash. Bake for about 18-20 minutes until top is golden yellow



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