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Christmas bread recipes

27 Recipes
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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 5.9 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 5.9 ratings

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

  • Panettone

    Panettone

    A star rating of 3.1 out of 5.25 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 out of 5.10 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 5.22 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 5 out of 5.9 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 4.8 out of 5.11 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

  • Festive filled brioche centrepiece with baked camembert

    Festive filled brioche centrepiece with baked camembert

    A star rating of 4.9 out of 5.13 ratings

    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

  • 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 out of 5.1 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

  • Baked camembert dough ball platter

    Baked camembert dough ball platter

    A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.8 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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