Holiday Rosemary Bread Wreath is a stunning holiday recipe that can be presented as an edible table centerpiece. Warm rolls are arranged in a festive wreath that is not as difficult as its presentation suggests.

Holiday rosemary bread wreath surrounded by Christmas decorations


The perfect holiday table centerpiece

Make your holiday table completely edible and adorn with this joyous decoration for everyone to enjoy with their meal. I already mentioned that it is not difficult to make. Fragrant rosemary is mixed into the dough and formed into rolls. The rolls are carefully arranged around a cookie cutter (used as a guide) that creates the wreath shape.


The rolls are brushed with butter, more rosemary, grated parmesan cheese and baked until browned. When cooled the wreath is decorated with sprigs of fresh rosemary for a festive display.


Holiday Rosemary Bread Wreath – Step by Step


A closeup of a bread roll showing how soft and delicious the inside is


When you are preparing your holiday meal and including this wreath, I suggest you make more than one. These rolls are fluffy, light and flavorful and will not last long. This wreath would be a lovely way to start a new family tradition and also make a special gift for friends and family.


Holiday rosemary bread wreath with a frosty the snowman in the background


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Yield: 12

Holiday Rosemary Bread Wreath

Holiday rosemary bread wreath is a stunning holiday recipe that can be used as an edible centerpiece. Soft bread rolls flavored with fresh rosemary and parmesan.

Warm rosemary bread rolls are formed into a wreath shape then baked.

Prep Time 1 hour 45 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 10 minutes


  • 2 1/4 teaspoons active dry yeast
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons warm water
  • 1 1/4 cups warm milk
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 4 teaspoons fresh rosemary, chopped
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 teaspoons Parmesan grated


  1. Add the yeast, sugar and water to a small bowl and mix. Let stand for 10 minutes until foamy.
  2. In medium bowl, whisk together milk, 4 tablespoons butter, salt and eggs. Set aside.
  3. To a large bowl add the flour and 3 teaspoons rosemary. Add the wet mix and yeast to the flour and mix until well combined.
  4. Turn out onto a floured surface and knead for 5 to 10 minutes until elastic and smooth.
  5. Coat a bowl lightly with oil and place the dough in the bowl. Cover with plastic wrap and leave in a warm place for 1 1/4 hours until doubled in size.
  6. Preheat oven to 375°F/190°C.
  7. Grease a large flat baking sheet, 16 x 14 inches.
  8. Place a 3 inch metal cookie cutter in the center of the baking sheet.
  9. Divide the dough into 27, 1.3 ounce balls. You can freeze the rest of the dough or make more rolls.
  10. Start in the center, place 9 rolls, leaving a 1 inch gap between the cookie cutter and rolls and place them in a circle.
  11. Place the remaining 18 rolls around the first circle, almost touching.
  12. Place a towel over the wreath and leave in a warm place for 1 hour until the rolls have doubled in size.
  13. Brush the wreath liberally with 4 tablespoons melted butter and sprinkle with the rest of the rosemary and parmesan cheese.
  14. Bake for 20-25 minutes until golden brown.


Dough makes 32 rolls but only 27 will be needed for the wreath. You can freeze the rest.

Nutrition Information



Amount Per Serving Calories 225Saturated Fat 5gCholesterol 50mgSodium 230mgCarbohydrates 28gProtein 6g