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.
4cups Bread flour or all purpose flour
1tbsp Active dry yeast
1/2cup Milk (luke warm)
2nos Egg yolks
1/2cup Sugar +1tsp Sugar
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.
2 Egg yolks
1tsp Vanilla extract
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.
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.
Chocolate chunks (roughly chopped)
Egg yolk (for topping)
With a sharp knife, cut the loaf as medium sized pieces.
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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