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Holiday Bread Wreath

  • Vegetarian Diet

    Diet based on cereals, pulses, nuts, seeds, vegetables, fruits and other animal foods such as honey and eggs. Excludes meat, fish, mollusks.

  • Dairy Free Diet

    Excludes foods such as milk, yoghurt, cheese and their by-products.

  • Low in Sugars Diet

    Limits all sources of added sugars and encourages the reduction of high-carbohydrate (high glycemic index) foods. A claim that a food can be classified as LS can be made when it contains less than 5 gr of sugars per 100 gr of solid food or 2.5 gr of sugars per 100 ml of liquid food.

Holiday Bread Wreath


                                                                                                                     Photo credit: G. Drakopoulos - Food Styling: T. Webb

  • Preheat oven to 200* C (390* F) Fan.
  • In a mixers bowl, add the flour, sugar, yeast and water. Whisk to combine completely and beat for 1-2 minutes with the hook attachment
  • Add the oil and salt and continue to beat for 8-10 minutes, until you have a smooth dough.
  • Remove the bowl form the mixers stand and add the walnuts and anise.
  • Gently fold with a spatula, until all of the walnuts and anise are well distributed within the dough.
  • Cover with a towel and let it rest and rise until it doubles in size. This may take about an hour.
  • When ready, transfer dough to a working surface. Press down on it to release the air and knead for a few minutes.
  • Brush it with some oil and place back in the bowl.
  • Cover with some towels and allow it to rise a second time.
  • When ready, divide the dough in half to make 2 small wreaths.
  • Divide each piece of dough into 3 equal parts. Shape two pieces into long cords. Braid them into a wreath.
  • Shape the third piece into two cords and create a cross. Place the cross in the hole at the center of the wreath, attaching the ends to its circumference.
  • Place the dyed egg in the center of the cross to make give it its shape, remove it and set it aside until needed.  
  • Repeat the same process for the second wreath.
  • Place both bread wreaths in a baking pan lined with parchment paper. Sprinkle with sesame seeds and let the dough rise again for about 30 minutes.
  • Bake for 45-50 minutes.
  • When ready, place a boiled, dyed egg in the center of the cross, where you have created its shape earlier.
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Nutrition information per portion

Calories (kcal)
22 %


Shows how much energy food releases to our bodies. Daily caloric intake depends mainly on the person’s weight, sex and physical activity level. An average individual needs about 2000 kcal / day.

Total Fat (g)
19 %

Fatty Acids

Are essential to give energy to the body while helping to maintain the body temperature. They are divided into saturated "bad" fats and unsaturated "good" fats.

Saturated Fat (g)
10 %

Saturated Fats

Known as "bad" fats are mainly found in animal foods. It is important to check and control on a daily basis the amount you consume.

Total Carbs (g)
26 %


The main source of energy for the body. Great sources are the bread, cereals and pasta. Use complex carbohydrates as they make you feel satiated while they have higher nutritional value.

Sugars (g)
6 %


Try to consume sugars from raw foods and limit processed sugar. It is important to check the labels of the products you buy so you can calculate how much you consume daily.

Protein (g)
28 %


It is necessary for the muscle growth and helps the cells to function well. You can find it in meat, fish, dairy, eggs, pulses, nuts and seeds.

Fibre (g)
14 %


They are mainly found in plant foods and they can help regulate a good bowel movement while maintaining a balanced weight. Aim for at least 25 grams of fiber daily.

Sodium (g)
28 %


A small amount of salt daily is necessary for the body. Be careful though not to overdo it and not to exceed 6 grams of salt daily

*Based on an adult’s daily reference intake of 2000 kcal.

*To calculate nutritional table data, we use software by Nutritics logo

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