Dehydrated vegetables are great time-savers – no chopping peeling, etc., but if they aren’t available, fresh can be used in this bread. Although freshly baked is always preferable, this wreath can be baked ahead and frozen. Let it thaw before serving, and reheat in a 325° oven before garnishing with a Christmas bow and some holly. Serve it for Christmas dinner, or it’s also perfect for a holiday brunch.
1/2 cup warm water
1/4 cup dehydrated red and green peppers
1/4 cup dehydrated onion flakes
2 cloves garlic, finely minced
3 1/2 tablespoons powdered milk
3 1/2 cups flour
3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons butter
1 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons yeast
1 egg yolk, beaten
- Place all ingredients except egg yolk in the bread machine in the order listed.
- Turn the machine to the dough setting and turn on. Check during the first few minutes to make sure the ingredients form a soft ball of dough.
- When the cycle is finished, turn the dough onto a lightly floured surface.
- Divide the dough into three pieces and roll them each into a rope.
- Braid the rope and shape into a wreath, sealing the ends together.
- Brush with the egg yolk.
- Let the loaf rise in a warm place 30-45 minutes, or until very light.
- Bake the brioche at 400° for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown.
Amount Per Serving
Calories 173 Calories from Fat 65
Percent Total Calories From: Fat 38% Protein 12% Carb. 51%
Nutrient Amount per Serving
Total Fat 7 g
Saturated Fat 4 g
Cholesterol 60 mg
Sodium 182 mg
Total Carbohydrate 22 g
Dietary Fiber 2 g
Sugars 1 g
Protein 5 g
Vitamin A 6% Vitamin C 1% Calcium 0% Iron 2%