Cinnamon Brioche Wreath and a book giveaway

Cinnamon Brioche Wreath | Artisan Bread in 5 Minutes a Day

I’ve written before about being enamored with braided breads, and after making twisted loaves I thought it was time to add a cinnamon brioche wreath into the mix. Seeing braided wreaths of bread all over Pinterest makes me immediately think of the Holidays, that holly jolly time of year when everyone turns a blind eye at eating too many delicious sweets. I have a special breakfast for Thanksgiving and my family always makes these cinnamon rolls for New Years Day, but Christmas Eve needed something special. This wreath is the perfect treat. It looks harder than it is: just a few simple twists sprinkled with sugar and cinnamon make for a beautiful presentation. Click continue viewing below for more. But also: anyone posting a comment to this post will automatically be entered into a drawing–we’re giving away a copy of our any one of our U.S. books to five lucky winners (either The New Artisan Bread in 5, Healthy Bread in 5, Artisan Pizza and Flatbread in 5, or Gluten-Free Artisan Bread in 5). Contest closes and winners will be selected on December 19. Usual rules apply, (will only ship to a U.S. address, only one entry allowed, and must respond within 24 hours if you’re a winner). Contest is closed; winners have been chosen and notified in e-mail as of 12/19/14.

Cinnamon Brioche Wreath Before Baking | Artisan Bread in 5 Minutes a Day

Cinnamon Brioche Wreath

1 1/2 pounds brioche dough from The New Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day (dough recipe; you can also do this with Challah dough)
2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
1/2 cup sugar
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon cardamom

Dough with Cinnamon and Sugar | Artisan Bread in 5 Minutes a Day

Line a baking sheet with parchment. Roll out the dough into a 1/4-inch-thick rectangle. Brush with melted butter, and sprinkle with the cinnamon and sugar mixture.

Cinnamon Brioche Braid Before Baking | Artisan Bread in 5 Minutes a Day

Starting with the long end of the dough, roll the dough into a log. Gently cut the roll in half lengthwise, so the layers of dough and filling are visible. With the cut sides facing up, gently press together one end of each half, and then lift the right half over the left half, and continue until you have braided the entire roll. Press the ends together.

Cinnamon Brioche Wreath Before Baking | Artisan Bread in 5 Minutes a Day

Form the log into a circle, and gently press the ends together. Place the wreath on the prepared baking sheet, and cover loosely with plastic wrap. Let the wreath rise for about an hour.

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. After the wreath has risen for an hour, bake for 35-45 minutes, until the wreath is golden brown and cooked through.

Cinnamon Brioche Wreath | Artisan Bread in 5 Minutes a Day

Top with icing if desired (this icing recipe from the cinnamon rolls is delicious).

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Cinnamon Brioche Wreath | Artisan Bread in 5 Minutes a Day



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155 thoughts on “Cinnamon Brioche Wreath and a book giveaway

  1. I have always loved wreath recipes, but I have been hesitant to try. I can totally do this with your brioche dough! Yay! Thank you.

  2. I used the brioche recipe for dinner rolls with Dutch Crunch topping, trying to replicate rolls from Capt. Anderson’s Restaurant in Panama City Beach, FL. They were very good.

  3. Wow! That looks wonderful.

    I usually do cinnamon rolls for Christmas but had been thinking of doing the limpa instead this year. I’ll bet I could make a lovely wreath from that recipe too.

  4. Hey I want some of that! I guess I’d better try it for the holidays. I’m sure the whole family would enjoy …..

    Happy Holidays to all.

  5. I presume the cardamom is grated?
    Also, why not add a little ground ginger and a tiny bit of grated nutmeg to the cinnamon instead?

  6. This looks soooo good! I imagine I could use the same instructions substituting the gluten free brioche dough from your newest book. Make mine a copy of your Gluten Free Artisan Bread in 5! Thanks!

  7. This looks fabulous! Question – would it be awful to leave out the cardomon? I’ve never used it and don’t have it in the house. Is there a substitution?

  8. I have been making your bread for about 7 months now and recently passed the book and addiction on to my sister-in-law. Still trying to perfect your cinnamon bread recipe, still getting too many holes. Thinking I’ll try this for Christmas morning and give the other a rest for a while (smile). Thank you.

  9. Beautiful. I made cinnamon swirl bread with your Milk/Honey Whole Wheat from HBi5. Will try this with the Whole Wheat Brioche.

  10. The cinnamon sugar brings back fond childhood memories. My grandmother used to bake a Streusel sheet pan cake, and a cinnamon roll yeast loaf at this time of year. Could I combine the two by topping the wreath with streusel crumbs? If so, would I need to brush the dough with butter to get them to stick? Could I add the crumbs at the start of the baking cycle, or midway through to prevent burning them?

  11. I have a couple of your books, but I’ve only tried the basic recipe so far. It’s a huge hit in our house, by the way. This wreath looks amazing & I think I’ll tackle it this weekend.

  12. Your wreath looks amazing, I am looking to put together a holiday gift basket for some co-workers doing 3 different recipes from your artesian bread in 5. Have you or any readers done this before (pictures would be nice!), and what breads and instruction’s do you send, ie. freeze this bread till ready to eat?

  13. I’ve been using your brioche recipe for cinnamon rolls since your first book came out. I’ve tried lots of different fillings but never tried braiding. Something new to try!

  14. This looks amazing! I’ve made other braided breads but never done a wreath. Definitely trying this over winter break. Thank you!

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