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Christmas Bread Sharing Wreath

Only 5 easy ingredients to make this delicious and beautiful appetizer!
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword appetizer, bread, christmas
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Proofing Time 1 hour
Servings 12 people

Ingredients

  • 1 loaf frozen bread dough, thawed
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 cup pesto use your favorite GREEN kind
  • 4-5 sprigs fresh rosemary
  • 20 cherry or grape tomatoes 20 is an estimate, use what looks right to you.

Instructions

  • Allow the bread dough to rise to double its size.
  • Form 24 small balls of dough.
  • Roll the balls in olive oil and form in a wreath shape on a baking sheet or several layers of aluminum foil with 1 circle of 10 balls and another adjoining circle of 14 balls.
  • If desired, top with sea salt.
  • Place a glass filled with hot water and covered in olive oil into the center of the wreath. Cover the glass and rolls with plastic wrap and then a dish cloth.
  • Allow to proof until double in size...about one hour.
  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • Brush the dough with the pesto.
  • Tuck in the fresh rosemary sprigs and tomatoes.
  • Bake for 30 minutes or until the bread is a deep golden color.
  • Remove from the oven and let cool.
  • Optional, serve with dip or hummus in the center of the wreath.