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Brioche Wreath

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This Brioche Wreath is a delicious way to celebrate Easter. Try this almond and candied cherries bread with meringue glaze shaped in the form of a wreathe for any occasion. Tell me if you like this Brioche Wreath.
Ingredients
  Active dry yeast 1 Tablespoon
  Warm water 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs) (105-115°F)
  Flour 3 1⁄2 Cup (56 tbs)
  Sugar 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
  Salt 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Unsalted butter 4 Tablespoon, softened
  Egg 1
  Egg yolk 1
  Almond extract 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Confectioners icing 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Almonds 1 Tablespoon
  Candied red and green cherries 1 Tablespoon
  Glaze 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Egg 1 (Beaten With 1 Tablespoon Water)
Directions

1 Dissolve yeast in warm water. Set aside for 5 minutes. Combine 2 cups flour, sugar, salt, and butter in a mixing bowl. Mix thoroughly.
2 Add egg, egg yolks, almond extract, and enough remaining flour to make a soft dough.
3 Knead on lightly floured surface until smooth€”about 10 minutes. Place in greased bowl, turning to coat top. Cover; let rise in warm place until double€”about 1 hour.
4 Punch down dough. Shape into a ball.
5 Stretch dough to form a 4-inch hole in center. Place on greased baking sheet. Put greased custard dish in hole to hold shape.
6 Let rise in warm place until double€”about 30 minutes. Make glaze and brush on loaf. Bake in a preheated 350°F oven 35€”45 minutes or until done.
7 Cool on wire rack. Frost with Confectioners' Icing. Decorate with almonds and red and green cherries.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
Italian
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Bread
Interest: 
Holiday, Party

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