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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.


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  • Christmas buns

    Christmas buns

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.32 ratings

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

  • Christmas morning spiced bread

    Christmas morning spiced bread

    A star rating of 4.4 out of 5.10 ratings

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

  • Cheese with rosemary and bread rolls

    Baked cheese bread flower

    A star rating of 4.2 out of 5.5 ratings

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

  • Twisted spiced bread with honey & tahini butter served on a chopping board

    Twisted spiced bread with honey & tahini butter

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.8 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

  • Stollen spirals

    Stollen spirals

    A star rating of 4.9 out of 5.10 ratings

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

  • Panettone


    A star rating of 3 out of 5.28 ratings

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

  • Christmas tree garlic bread

    A star rating of 4.1 out of 5.11 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

  • Sherry, almond & orange pandoro 2016

    Sherry, almond & orange pandoro

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.2 ratings

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

  • A cheese & garlic pull-apart loaf on a wire cooling tray

    Cheese & garlic pull-apart loaf

    A star rating of 4.4 out of 5.3 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

  • Cardamom buns

    Cardamom buns

    A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.23 ratings

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

  • Children sharing cinnamon rolls

    Really easy cinnamon rolls

    A star rating of 4.6 out of 5.13 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

  • Turkish-style sharing bread

    Turkish-style sharing bread

    A star rating of 1 out of 5.1 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

  • Spiced stollen plait

    Spiced stollen plait

    A star rating of 4.9 out of 5.14 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

  • Brie wrapped in prosciutto & brioche

    Brie wrapped in prosciutto & brioche

    A star rating of 3.9 out of 5.13 ratings

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

  • Apricot & marzipan twist

    Apricot & marzipan twist

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.14 ratings

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

  • Stollen buns

    Stollen buns

    A star rating of 3.8 out of 5.4 ratings

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

  • St Lucia saffron buns

    St Lucia saffron buns

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.10 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

  • Cake of kings

    Cake of kings

    A star rating of 4 out of 5.3 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

  • A plate serving a vegan Christmas wreath

    Vegan Christmas wreath

    A star rating of 3.9 out of 5.10 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

  • Crunchy almond panettone French toast

    Crunchy almond panettone French toast

    A star rating of 3.5 out of 5.2 ratings

    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

  • Baked camembert dough ball platter

    Baked camembert dough ball platter

    A star rating of 4.6 out of 5.9 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

  • Stollen wreath

    Stollen wreath

    A star rating of 4.6 out of 5.27 ratings

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

  • Mincemeat Chelsea buns

    Mincemeat Chelsea buns

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.7 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


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