Christmas is not complete without wreath, either its edible or decoration you can find wreath everywhere during this festive season. Its been quite a yearly tradition for me to bake as wreath and am trying to keep this since three years. However we dont forget to decorate our entrance door with a wreath as well. Coming to this brioche wreath, its quite a dangerously addictve bread swirls which is definitely easy to shape and bake. Apart from preparing pastry cream and brioche dough, this wreath is quite an easiest bread to give a try without any hesitation. Usually we wait for an hour to dig these sort of breads once they comes out of the oven but my kids went completely crazy when they smelled the aroma of this bread. Best part of this wreath is just to pull a bread and enjoy it immediately.

Brioche Wreath, Pastry cream & Chocolate Wreath

Trust me, this wreath is definitely a beautiful center piece to decorate your Christmas dinner table. However you can make a savoury version of this edible wreath as well. We just love this sweet version of wreath and the vanilla pastry cream with chocolate chunks makes a prefect pair to enjoy this bread without any spread. This week’s posts for Bake-a-thon, a yearly baking event are going to be some delightful Christmas friendly bakes. After a brioche shaped as Santa claus, here come an another prefect Christmas bread aka brioche wreath for bake-a-thon.

Brioche Wreath, Custard Chocolate Brioche Wreath

4cups Bread flour or all purpose flour
1tbsp Active dry yeast
1/2cup Milk (luke warm)
1no Egg
2nos Egg yolks
1/2cup Sugar +1tsp Sugar
1tsp Salt
100grms Butter

Mix the yeast,a teaspoon of sugar and salt to the luke warm milk, keep aside until the yeast turns foamy.

Meanwhile take the flour,egg yolks,egg,sugar in a large bowl, add gradually the foamy yeast and turn everything as a soft dough, now add the butter and knead everything for 10minutes.

Arrange the dough in a bowl covered with a towel,keep aside for atleast for 2 hours until they double their volume.

Pastry Cream:

1+1/3cup Milk

2 Egg yolks

1tsp Vanilla extract

1tbsp Cornflour

1/4cup Sugar

Heat the milk  in simmer, meanwhile whisk the egg yolks with sugar and vanila extract.

Add the hot milk slowly and whisk everything, transfer this mixture in a saucepan and whisk until they turns thick in simmer.

Vanilla Custard & Chocolate Chunks Brioche Wreath

Pour it in a bowl and cover it with a clingfilm right on the surface of this  pastry cream to prevent the skin forming and cool it completely.

For Assembling:

Brioche dough

Pastry cream

Chocolate chunks (roughly chopped)

Egg yolk (for topping)

Flatten the dough with a rolling pin as a large rectangular disc, spread the pastry cream and sprinkle the roughly chopped chocolate chunks generously over the dough and roll the dough tightly to form a loaf.

With a sharp knife, cut the loaf as medium sized pieces.

Pastry cream & Chocolate Chunks Edible Wreath

Line a baking sheet, arrange this swirled rolls one by one as a wreath and let them sit again in a warm place for half an hour.

Preheat the oven to 350F. Mix few drops of water to the egg yolk, mix it and brush on the top of the bread generously.

Bake the bread for 25-30minutes until the crust turns golden brown..

Enjoy with your favourite drink.


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