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Cranberry and rosemary wreath

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A wonderful bread to share and dip in melted Camembert, perfect for a Christmas gathering, or for a dinner party starter.

Key Information

  • Prep:
  • Bake:
  • Serves:10
  • Skill level:medium

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For the bread

  • 500g 17⅝ oz Strong white bread flour (we use Allinson) Strong white bread flour
  • 7g ⅜ oz Easy bake yeast (we use Allinson) Easy bake yeast
  • 15ml ½ fl oz Walnut oil
  • 1tsp 1tsp Unrefined golden caster sugar (we use Billington's) Unrefined golden caster sugar
  • 1tsp 1tsp Salt
  • 300ml 10⅛ fl oz Warm water
  • 75g 2¾ oz Dried cranberries
  • Rosemary (a couple of sprigs)
  • 1 1 Egg(s) (free range)

For the decoration

  • 1 1 Camembert large

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The Method Enter Bake mode

  1. Classic mode Step 1

    Place the yeast, flour, oil, salt and sugar together in a bowl before gradually incorporating the warm water. You may not need to use it all.

    Ingredients for this step

  2. Classic mode Step 2

    Bring together the ingredients until they form a ball and knead for 10 minutes until smooth and elastic.

  3. Classic mode Step 3

    Leave the dough to prove in a warm environment until it doubles in size.

  4. Classic mode Step 4

    Once the dough is ready, use your knuckles to knock back the dough, removing any air bubbles.

  5. Classic mode Step 5

    Gently fold the dried cranberries and rosemary into the loaf and knead for a few minutes until the ingredients are evenly distributed.

    Ingredients for this step

    • 75g 2¾ oz Dried cranberries
    • Rosemary (a couple of sprigs)
  6. Classic mode Step 6

    Roll the dough up into a tight cylinder, rolling it to seal the edge. Cut it almost in half lengthways, leaving one end just joined so it resembles a pair of legs.

  7. Classic mode Step 7

    Twist the two dough lengths together then join the ends to form a Christmas wreath shape.

  8. Classic mode Step 8

    Place inside a 9” circular baking tin.

  9. Classic mode Step 9

    Cover your dough and allow to prove again until doubled in size.

  10. Classic mode Step 10

    Preheat your oven to 200°c (180°c, gas mark 6)

  11. Classic mode Step 11

    Lightly brush with egg wash and bake for 25-30 minutes or until baked throughout.

    Ingredients for this step

    • 1 1 Egg(s) (free range)
  12. Classic mode Step 12

    When ready to serve, warm your cheese in the oven ready for dipping.

    Ingredients for this step

    • 1 1 Camembert large