Florence’s Food: Cinnamon bread wreath

I’ve been giving a lot of thought to the things I’m going to be cooking over the festive season… mince pies, Christmas cakes, delicious side dishes for the Christmas table and party food bites.

Part of the festive season however is cooking for guests and one of my favourite aspects of being a host is preparing breakfast. Over a year ago, I posted this gorgeous cinnamon pull apart bread and have cooked it several times since, so when I saw this recipe and wreath DIY on Pinterest, I thought I’d have a go at creating something a little more festive and visually stunning.

It’s an easy dough to knock up, I’d advise making it the night before, unless you’re a fan of an early start, because the dough needs an hour to rise in a warm place first before being assembled.

I have to say, I didn’t love this dough and if I made it again, I would use the original Joy the Baker recipe. However, when it comes to presentation, this one knocks the socks off the original, unless you prefer a more relaxed rustic look.

This isn’t super easy to pull off, but it’s also no where near as difficult as it looks and the instructions are really clear. A lot of the kinks in the assembly are worked out as the dough rises in the oven and everything plumps up. Mine started out looking a little less than perfect and came out looking professional and enticing.

So, if you have guests over Christmas, try baking this one. It’s perfect served warm from the oven, makes your home smell amazing and could only be enhanced by the addition of an icing drizzle.

You’re welcome.



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