Holiday Rosemary Bread Wreath is a stunning holiday recipe that can be presented as an edible table centerpiece.

Bread rolls in the shape of a holiday wreath

Warm rolls are arranged in a festive wreath that is not as difficult as its presentation suggests.

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 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

A closeup of the bread wreath showing the rolls

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.

The inside of a rosemary roll

Holiday Rosemary Bread Wreath – Step by Step

Here are the steps to making the softest, fluffiest rolls. To shape into the wreath, start in the center by placing a cookie cutter in the center. Place 9 rolls, leaving a 1 inch gap between a cookie cutter and rolls and place them in a circle. Place the remaining 18 rolls around the first circle, almost touching.

Holiday rosemary bread wreath
Activate the yeast
Holiday rosemary bread wreath
Sift the flour
Holiday rosemary bread wreath
Whisk milk, butter & eggs
Holiday rosemary bread wreath
Add wet to the dry
Holiday rosemary bread wreath
Mix well
Holiday rosemary bread wreath
Knead
Holiday rosemary bread wreath
Allow to rise
Holiday rosemary bread wreath
Form into balls
Holiday rosemary bread wreath
Arrange into a wreath

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.

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

Ingredients

  • 2 1/4 teaspoons active dry yeast
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons warm water
  • 1 1/4 cups (296 ml) warm milk
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 3 cups (384 grams) all-purpose flour
  • 4 teaspoons fresh rosemary, chopped
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 teaspoons Parmesan grated

Instructions

  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. Place a towel over the wreath and leave in a warm place for 1 hour until the rolls have doubled in size.
  12. Brush the wreath liberally with 4 tablespoons melted butter and sprinkle with the rest of the rosemary and parmesan cheese.
  13. Bake for 20-25 minutes until golden brown.

Notes

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

Nutrition Information

Yield

20

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 131Total Fat 6gSaturated Fat 3gTrans Fat 0gCholesterol 32mgSodium 126mgCarbohydrates 17gFiber 1g

This nutrition calculation is provided by Nutronix that is only a guideline and not intended for any particular diet.

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