"Festive Wreath Made In A Bread Maker"
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Festive Wreath

Ingredients

for the dough:

  • 1 tablespoon instant yeast
  • 420 g flour
  • 1 tablespoon sugar – I used fructose
  • teaspoon salt
  • 50 g softened butter
  • teaspoon ground mixed spice
  • 315 mls lukewarm milk

for the filling:

  • 50 g softened butter
  • 2 tablespoons sugar – I used fructose
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 45 g flour
  • ½ cup blanched almonds – I chopped half of them
  • ½ cup dried apricots chopped
  • milk for glazing

for the icing:

  • 30 g chocolate
  • 5 g butter

Instructions

for the dough:

  • place the milk into a pot on a low heat while you measure out the balance of the ingredients for the dough
  • using a mixer with a dough hook, add all the ingredients into the bowl
  • knead for 10 minutes until the dough forms a soft ball that springs back when lightly pressed
  • turn the dough out of the bowl and lightly grease the bowl
  • roll the dough into a ball and place back into the bowl
  • cover with clingfilm and leave to rise for 45 minutes in a warm place
  • near the end of the proving time make the filling so that it's ready to use as soon as the dough has proved

for the filling:

  • beat together the butter, sugar, extract and flour to make a paste
  • fold in the nuts and the fruit
  • knead the dough for a minute and then roll out in a large rectangle shape on a well floured surface
  • position the dough with the longest edge facing you
  • spread the filling over the bottom edge, then roll it up
  • use a sharp knife and cut the roll into 1 inch (2.5cm) slices
  • place the slices into a pizza pan around the edges, joining each slice together and pushing each one flat
  • leave to prove for 45 minutes before preheating the oven to 200° Celsius
  • glaze the exposed surfaces with milk
  • bake for 20 to 25 minutes until lightly browned and cooked through*

for the icing:

  • once you have taken the wreath out of the oven melt the chocolate and the butter in the microwave
  • drizzle the melted chocolate over the top of the wreath

Notes

* I checked at 22 minutes and one side was slightly darker than the other!