Sugar and' Spice Wreath

Relish this sweet bread, flavored with cinnamon, clove and nutmeg - a delicious sugar and spice wreath.

  • prep time 30 min
  • total time 2 hr 0 min
  • ingredients 12
  • servings 24

Ingredients

1/4
cup water
3/4
cup sour cream
1
egg
3
cups bread flour
3
tablespoons granulated sugar
1
teaspoon salt
2
teaspoons bread machine or quick active dry yeast
1
egg, beaten
3
tablespoons white coarse sugar crystals (decorating sugar) or granulated sugar
1/4
teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4
teaspoon ground cloves
1/4
teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 Measure carefully, placing water, sour cream, egg, flour, granulated sugar, salt and yeast in bread machine pan in the order recommended by the manufacturer. Select Dough/Manual cycle. Do not use delay cycles.
  • 2 Remove dough from pan, using lightly floured hands. Cover and let rest 10 minutes on lightly floured surface.
  • 3 Grease large cookie sheet with shortening. Divide dough into thirds. Roll each third into 26-inch rope; place ropes side by side. Starting at middle, braid one end together gently and loosely; repeat with other end. Pinch ends to fasten. Shape braid into circle on cookie sheet; pinch ends together. (Wreath can be covered with plastic wrap and refrigerated up to 48 hours. Before baking, remove the wreath from the refrigerator and remove plastic wrap. Cover with a kitchen towel and let rise in a warm place about 2 hours or until double.) Cover and let rise in warm place 45 to 50 minutes or until double. (Dough is ready if indentation remains when touched.)
  • 4 Heat oven to 350º. Brush beaten egg over dough. Mix sugar crystals, cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg; sprinkle over dough. Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Serving
    Calories
    80
    (
    Calories from Fat
    20),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    2g
    2%
    (Saturated Fat
    1g,
    1%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    20mg
    20%;
    Sodium
    105mg
    105%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    16g
    16%
    (Dietary Fiber
    1g
    1%
    ),
    Protein
    2g
    2%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Iron
    10%;
    Exchanges:
    1 Starch;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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