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).

Platinum Yeast and Melted Butter | Artisan Bread in 5 Minutes a Day

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’m always looking for new ways to use brioche or challah dough. I would love to a have a copy of the New ABin5 book to update and replace my well-worn copy of the original book.

  2. I’ve always thought a fancy braid would take too long to make-but with this method that’s no longer the case. I WILL try this! Thanks!

  3. I never really learned to bake bread while my grandmother was living, and she was the queen of bread baking in our family! Last year I got Artisan Bread in 5 Minutes a Day, and have used it all year, baking new breads every month to give away to friends, and it’s been the absolute best book to follow. Thanks for giving a easy read, with fantastic recipes. It’s been a joy to learn, and my Gram would be proud.

  4. Have rediscovered the joy (and fun!) of artisan bread since finding your new book at the library. Dug out my original copy, pizza peel and stone and have been making bread for the last three weeks! Made Sticky Caramel Pecan Rolls today – now need to try this delicious-looking braid! (Would love to win the new book – love all the pictures!)

  5. Am a big fan of cinnamon bread and wreaths, so this brioche wreath is perfect! And it will be fun twisting that dough into shape.

  6. I enjoy making braided breads. I’ve used several techniques over the years, but it’s definitely a skill that gets better over time. This wreath sounds perfect for Christmas Eve!

  7. This brioche looks great. I love my New Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day book. I usually have a baked loaf on the counter and a bucket of dough in the refrigerator. Thanks for a fun home made bread process.

  8. this does look so delicious! I can’t wait to try it as it is so impressive. I hope that mine looks halfway like yours. We have always liked cinnamon rolls and i have baked them for over 40 years, now using your new methods. love them!thank you again for writing these books!luv ya both!

  9. I just bought a copy of ABin5 Gluten Free for a friend, and she was ecstatic! Thanks for all your hard work! Christmas Blessings to you!!

  10. What a beautiful presentation for a “cinnamon roll!” It is lovely, and it honestly looks simpler to me than cutting and arranging lots of rolls. Can’t wait to try it!

  11. I enjoy your brioche cinnamon rolls, and this is a nice, festive alternative that I will make for my family and in-laws on Christmas this year! Thanks for the idea and the great books!

  12. I have been baking Brioche and have mastered the dough recipe. Now this is such a lovely twist to the recipe. Just mixed a batch of Brioche and will be baking a couple of these wreathes tomorrow.

  13. This bread looks fantastic, and with the brioche dough will taste great. I always thought braiding was going to be difficult, but your method looks really quite simple. Thanks for sharing. BTW, I wouldn’t mind receiving another of you books. -T

  14. I have been looking for a brioche recipe that seemed easy enough for a newbie and this fit the bill! The finished wreath looks gorgeous and made me look like a professional (and not the bumbling beginning baker that I really am). Thank you!!!

  15. Just made my first batch of dough from your new artisan bread book, and am preheating the oven right now for that first loaf! Can’t wait!

  16. I have the new artisan bread in 5 minutes a day and would love to look into Artisan Pizza and Flatbread in 5, or Gluten-Free Artisan Bread in 5. I need to try more of the recipies.

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