Cherry Almond Wreath
Total TimePrep: 30 min. + rising Bake: 35 min. + cooling
This holiday bread is really special. It bakes up so nice.
I, too, have been making this for 30 years, from Sunset magazine. It's well worth the effort to make. I've used finely chopped sliced almonds when I didn't have the slivered almonds the original recipe calls for, and that worked fine. Also, I've used candied fruitcake fruit mix instead of the candied cherries, because my son's not a fan of cherries, and that works ok too.
This is amazing!!! It's a beautiful presentation! Will def impress! But, the real lasting impression is the flavor and soft texture of this wonderful bread!
I have been making this recipe, originally from a Sunset magaine, for about thirty years. It is absolutely delicious and makes quite an impression when decorated with glacée cherries to form little holly leaves and berries. It also is more impressive when the space in the center is larger to make it look more like a wreath. It is delicious warm or cold.