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Christmas bread recipes

27 Recipes

Bake one of our stunning festive breads to celebrate Christmas. Choose from spiced stollen, panettone, sticky buns, tear-and-share rolls, cheesy loaves and more.

Christmas buns

4.75

(20 ratings)

Paul Hollywood's fruit rolls can be made ahead then heated up before adding a glossy glaze and citrus icing
  • 1 hour and 5 mins
  • Easy

Christmas morning spiced bread

4.333335

(6 ratings)

This festive bread can be made ahead and frozen and makes a lovely treat for breakfast on Christmas morning
  • 3 hours and 10 mins
  • More effort

Baked cheese bread flower

4.666665

(3 ratings)

This fabulous cheesy pull-apart sharing bread is perfect for the party season. No one can resist melty camembert and golden dough balls
  • 1 hour and 25 mins
  • More effort
  • Vegetarian

Twisted spiced bread with honey & tahini butter

0

(0 ratings)

Bake this Middle Eastern-inspired loaf to serve for a festive brunch. To make things extra indulgent, spread thick slices with our moreish honey and tahini butter
  • 1 hour and 15 mins
  • More effort

Stollen spirals

4.88889

(9 ratings)

Bake a batch of these sweet German buns over Christmas and enjoy at breakfast or teatime... or both
  • 2 hours and 45 mins
  • More effort

Panettone

4.1

(10 ratings)

Prove your baking skills this Christmas with a fluffy, lighter-than-air classic Italian sweetbread, packed with festive flavours and candied fruit
  • 1 hour and 10 mins
  • A challenge

Christmas tree garlic bread

5

(5 ratings)

Each piece of this pull-apart bread has a melted mozarella centre. Brushed with garlic butter and served with a tomato dipping sauce, this will be a hit at any Christmas party buffet table
  • 1 hour and 40 mins
  • More effort

Sherry, almond & orange pandoro

5

(1 rating)

This buttery, Italian bread really is the star of Christmas desserts. Try this light, festive dessert with whipped cream and a drizzle of chocolate
  • 15 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Cheese & garlic pull-apart loaf

4.333335

(3 ratings)

Make this tasty cheese and garlic loaf to use up leftover cheddar and parmesan. It makes a great savoury snack, or an easy lunch with cold meats
  • 1 hour and 20 mins
  • More effort

Cardamom buns

4.545455

(11 ratings)

This spiced Swedish bun has an intense floral perfume from cardamom seeds, which works its way into the dough during cooking
  • 1 hour and 5 mins
  • More effort

Really easy cinnamon rolls

5

(2 ratings)

Use ready-made croissant dough to make these easy cinnamon rolls. We’ve topped the rolls with a thick caramel, but you could use a thin white icing instead...
  • 30 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Turkish-style sharing bread

0

(0 ratings)

This deep-pan version of a classic Turkish 'pizza' called lahmacun, topped with spicy lamb mince and red onion, cuts into bite-size wedges for a fuss-free yet flavour-packed party nibble...
  • 1 hour and 5 mins
  • More effort

Spiced stollen plait

5

(5 ratings)

This pretty twist on a classic German Christmas bake is lightly spiced, filled with mixed dried fruit and marzipan, then dusted with icing sugar
  • 1 hour and 20 mins
  • A challenge

Apricot & marzipan twist

4.636365

(11 ratings)

Paul Hollywood's almond and apricot 'couronne' is crammed with fruit and nuts and is a great alternative to stollen
  • 1 hour and 15 mins
  • More effort

Stollen buns

3.75

(4 ratings)

These sticky buns really capture the taste of Christmas and are great for sharing with friends and neighbours
  • 45 mins
  • More effort

St Lucia saffron buns

5

(6 ratings)

Edd Kimber creates a version of Swedish sweet rolls. They're traditionally served in December but work well served at breakfast all year round
  • 55 mins
  • More effort

Cake of kings

4

(3 ratings)

Versions of this cake – a fruity Brioche-like bread – are eaten all over Europe on Twelfth Night. Buried inside is a trinket, and whoever finds it, is king for the day
  • 4 hours and 15 mins
  • A challenge

Vegan Christmas wreath

3.857145

(7 ratings)

Bake our vegan Christmas wreath with spinach, pine nuts and tofu as a centrepiece for a meat-free Christmas Day. Adorn with festive cranberries and dill
  • 1 hour and 10 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Crunchy almond panettone French toast

3

(1 rating)

If you're wondering what to do with your panettone leftovers, we've got the answer. It makes wonderful French toast as well as bread & butter pudding...
  • 23 mins
  • Easy

Baked camembert dough ball platter

5

(2 ratings)

The ultimate easy-going food for a crowd: a tear-and-share dough ball platter, served with rosemary-spiked gooey cheese, ready for some serious dipping
  • 1 hour and 30 mins
  • More effort

Stollen wreath

4.56

(25 ratings)

BBC Good Food's show-stealing December 08 cover recipe - perfect if you fancy a change from the usual Christmas cake
  • 2 hours and 50 mins
  • More effort
  • Vegetarian

Mincemeat Chelsea buns

5

(3 ratings)

Sticky buns are made even fruitier with a layer of juicy mincemeat, dried apricots and glace cherries. Add plenty of spice and top with sugar glaze
  • 1 hour and 2 mins
  • More effort

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