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Cinnamon, Berry and Marzipan Wreath


Makes 1 large or two small wreath

  • 500g flour + more for sprinkling
  • 250ml full fat milk
  • 1 tbsp + 50g + 50g of sugar
  • 1 cube (24g) yeast
  • Salt
  • 3 eggs (size M)
  • 75g + 60g butter
  • 2 tbsp cinnamon
  • 300g marzipan
  • 150g mixed dried berries (cherries, blueberries, cranberries, raisins, etc.)

Put the flour into a bowl and create a well in the middle.

Warm 125ml of milk and 1 tablespoon of sugar on the Simmering Plate, and then crumble the yeast into it, allow to completely dissolve.

Add the milk to the flour and mix to form a dough. Cover and let rise about 15 minutes in a warm place.

Separate 1 of the eggs. Melt 75g butter on the Simmering Plate. To the dough, add 50g sugar, a pinch salt, the melted butter, 1 egg, 1 egg yolk and 125 ml of milk (room temperature). Knead into a smooth dough.

Cover dough and let rise about 45 minutes.

Mix together the cinnamon, sugar and vanilla sugar. Coarsely grate the marzipan. Whisk an egg and with a fork, stir in the grated marzipan. Melt 50g butter and allow to cool.

On a floured surface, knead the dough a little and then roll out into a rectangle (about 35 x 65cm). Brush with 2/3rds of the melted butter. Spread the marzipan mixture over the top of the dough leaving about 2cm from the edge free. Sprinkle over the cinnamon-sugar mixture and then distribute the mixed berries/dried fruit. Roll up the dough from the long side of the rectangle.

Place the roll of dough on a sheet of baking paper and using a sharp knife, cut it in half lengthways, all the way through. Take the 2 halved portions of dough and wrap them around eachother to form a spiral, and then shape them to form a circle, like a wreath. Pinch the ends together to complete the shape. Lift the baking paper with wreath onto a baking sheet. Brush with the remainder of the melted butter and leave again in a warm place for 20 mins.

Bake the wreath for 25-30 minutes until golden brown in the Baking Oven.. Allow to cool before removing the Wreath from the paper. Sprinkle with powdered sugar and decorate as you will.

Recipe from https://nickyandmax.com/2014/12/22/the-show-stopper/

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