Bread wreath with onion and bacon

Bread wreath with onion and bacon

Total: 3 hr | Active: 35 Min.
Nutritional value / 100 g: 348 kcal
, Fat: 16 g
, Carbohydrate: 41 g
, Protein: 9 g

This bread comes in a wreath design and will be a real crowd pleaser at any special occasion. The dough is enriched with potato, making it wonderfully moist and fluffy. You can give this bread a festive twist by adding a bow and a bunch of herbs. It also makes a great gift and will catch everyone's eye on the buffet table.

Ingredients

1 bread

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Bacon & onion

120 g bacon strips, cut into thin strips
1 onion, finely chopped
4 sprigs sage, finely chopped
2 sprigs rosemary, finely chopped

Potatoes

250 g mealy potatoes, cut into pieces
salted water, boiling
60 g butter, soft

Yeast dough

450 g white flour
1 tsp salt
1 tbsp sugar
1 parcel dry yeast (approx. 7 g)

To shape the bread

40 g butter, melted, left to cool
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Utensils

One springform pan (approx. 28 cm in diameter), base lined with baking paper, sides greased; one ovenproof dish/tin (approx. 10 cm in diameter).

How it's done

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Bacon & onion

Fry the bacon in a frying pan without oil, add the onion, fry for approx. 5 mins. Add the herbs, cook briefly, remove the pan from the hob, leave to cool.

Potatoes

Cover and cook the potatoes in boiling salted water over a medium heat for approx. 15 mins. until soft, leave to cool. Drain the potatoes well, retain and set aside 200 ml of the cooking water. Pass the potatoes through a food mill and into the pan. Add the butter, stir in, leave to cool.

Yeast dough

Mix the flour, salt, sugar and yeast in a bowl. Add the potato puree and half of the reserved cooking water, knead briefly using the dough hook on the food processor. Add the remainder of the water and 3/4 of the bacon & onion mixture, knead into a smooth dough for approx. 10 mins. Cover the dough and leave to rise at room temperature for approx. 1 hr. until doubled in size.

To shape the bread

Place the small bowl upside down in the middle of the springform pan. Divide the dough into walnut-sized pieces, shape into balls and place in a circle around the bowl in the springform pan. Cover and leave to rise at room temperature for a further 30 mins. Mix the rest of the bacon & onion mixture with the butter, spread over the dough.

To bake

Approx. 25 mins. in the centre of an oven preheated to 180°C. Remove from the oven, allow to cool slightly, then leave to cool completely on a rack.

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