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Christmas bread 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.

30 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

Paul Hollywood's fruit rolls can be made ahead then heated up before adding a glossy glaze and citrus icing

1 hr and 5 mins
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9 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

This festive bread can be made ahead and frozen and makes a lovely treat for breakfast on Christmas morning

3 hrs and 10 mins
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This fabulous cheesy pull-apart sharing bread is perfect for the party season. No one can resist melty camembert and golden dough balls

1 hr and 25 mins
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4 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

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 hr and 15 mins
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9 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

Bake a batch of these sweet German buns over Christmas and enjoy at breakfast or teatime... or both

2 hrs and 45 mins
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18 ratings 3.4 out of 5 star rating

Prove your baking skills this Christmas with a fluffy, lighter-than-air classic Italian sweetbread, packed with festive flavours and candied fruit

1 hr and 10 mins
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6 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

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 hr and 40 mins
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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
3 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

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 hr and 20 mins
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16 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

This spiced Swedish bun has an intense floral perfume from cardamom seeds, which works its way into the dough during cooking

1 hr and 5 mins
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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
1 rating 1.0 out of 5 star rating

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 hr and 5 mins
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10 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

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 hr and 20 mins
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13 ratings 3.9 out of 5 star rating

This decadent bake from Paul Hollywood combines slightly sweet French bread with a creamy ham and cheese filling

52 mins
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12 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

Great British Bake Off's Kimberley Wilson has created this stunning celebration bread with individually filled buns and a melting cheese middle – made for sharing

1 hr and 50 mins
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13 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

Paul Hollywood's almond and apricot 'couronne' is crammed with fruit and nuts and is a great alternative to stollen

1 hr and 15 mins
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4 ratings 3.8 out of 5 star rating

These sticky buns really capture the taste of Christmas and are great for sharing with friends and neighbours

45 mins
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7 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

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
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3 ratings 4.0 out of 5 star rating

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 hrs and 15 mins
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9 ratings 3.8 out of 5 star rating

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 hr and 10 mins
Easy
Vegan
1 rating 3.0 out of 5 star 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
5 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

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 hr and 30 mins
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27 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

BBC Good Food's show-stealing December 08 cover recipe - perfect if you fancy a change from the usual Christmas cake

2 hrs and 50 mins
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6 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

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 hr and 2 mins
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