Holiday Bread Wreath Tear and Share

Holiday Bread Wreath Tear and Share is inspired by Great British Baking show. My theme for the 12 Days of Holiday is the Yule Ball from Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. I wanted a potluck recipe with ties to the British and thought this would be a lovely addition to the holiday menu.


How to make a Holiday Bread Wreath Tear and Share

I want to thank Cabot for sponsoring the #12DaysofChristmasIdeas event and this recipe. In exchange for sharing this recipe, I received coupons for discounts off cheese from Cabot to use. All thoughts, ideas, recipes, pictures, and opinions contained within this post are solely my own and not necessarily that of the sponsor.

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Make the dough. I used a stand mixer to knead the dough. Place the dough into a lightly greased bowl and cover. Let it double in size for about an hour. While the dough is rising, cut the cheese into 24 bite size pieces and set aside.

First rise and cut up cheese
First rise and cut up cheese

Shape the dough into a long log on a pastry mat. You may want a little flour on the surface to work the dough.

shaped log
shaped log

Divide the dough into four equal pieces using a dough scraper. Shape each piece into a ball, cover and allow them to rest for 15 minutes.

divide into four
divide into four

On a lightly floured work surface, roll each piece into a log. Cut each log into six pieces and roll into balls.

four logs
four logs
dough balls
dough balls

Smash each ball of dough with the heal of your hand.

flatten add cheese
flatten add cheese

Place a piece of cheese in the center and fold dough around the cheese.

Seal the dough and place the seal side down on your baking dish.

second rise
second rise

Repeat for all dough balls until you have a wreath formed. I used a Fiesta pizza baking tray, but this Lodge Baking Pan would be a fantastic option.

All bread to cool. If desired, decorate with rosemary sprigs and cranberries. Serve with Cranberry Dipping Sauce.

Holiday Bread Wreath Tear and Share Recipe

Holiday Bread Wreath Tear and Share

Holiday Bread Wreath Tear and Share

Yield: 24 buns
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Additional Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 40 minutes

Cheddar filled buns with a cranberry dipping sauce. Garnish with fresh cranberries and fresh rosemary.

Ingredients

Bread Wreath

  • 2 cups All-Purpose Flour
  • 1/2 cup dried potato flakes
  • 1/4 cup nonfat dry milk
  • 3/4 cup + 2 to 4 tablespoons lukewarm water (120 to 130 degrees), enough to make a soft, smooth dough
  • 1/4 cup butter, at room temperature
  • 2 tsp. instant yeast
  • 1 tbsp. sugar
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • cheddar cheese

Cranberry Dipping Sauce

  • 1 14-ounce can jellied cranberry sauce
  • 3 tbsp. Dijon mustard
  • 3.5 tbsp. brown sugar

Instructions

Wreath

  1. Combine all of the dough ingredients and mix and knead — by hand, mixer, or bread machine — to make a soft, smooth dough.
  2. Place the dough in a lightly greased bowl, cover, and let it rise for 60 minutes, until it's nearly doubled in bulk.
  3. Cut cheese into 24 bite size pieces. Set aside.
  4. Divide the dough into four equal pieces. Shape each piece into a ball, cover and allow them to rest for 15 minutes.
  5. On a lightly floured work surface, roll each piece into a log. Cut each log into six pieces and roll into balls.
  6. Smash each ball of dough with the heal of your hand, place a piece of cheese in the center and fold dough around the cheese. Seal the dough and place the seal side down on your baking dish. Repeat for all dough balls until you have a wreath formed.
  7. Cover and let it rise until it becomes noticeably puffy, about 45 minutes.
  8. While the wreath is rising, preheat the oven to 400°F.
  9. Brush the wreath with a thin coat of the beaten egg. Sprinkle with salt and chopped rosemary. Bake it for 15 to 20 minutes, until it's nicely golden.
  10. Remove the wreath from the oven and allow it to cool for about 10 minutes before serving.
  11. Decorate with rosemary sprigs and cranberries, if desired.
  12. Serve with Cranberry Dipping Sauce.

Cranberry Dipping Sauce

  1. Combine ingredients in a small mixing bowl, whisking until smooth. Serve hot or at room temperature.

Notes

Wreath adapted from King Arthur Flour. Sauce adapted from Ocean Spray.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 24 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 137Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 6mgSodium: 215mgCarbohydrates: 21gFiber: 1gSugar: 6gProtein: 2g

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Holiday Bread Wreath Tear and Share
Holiday Bread Wreath Tear and Share

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