Raisin-Filled Holiday Ring is flavored with cinnamon, orange and almonds for the perfect Christmas morning breakfast.
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I should be packing right now.
I should be throwing everything I own into any box I see. I should be a whirling dervish of packing prowess.
Instead, I think it is much more important to tell you about this Raisin-Filled Holiday Ring. Never mind the fact that I am writing this on Thursday evening and we move Saturday morning. Never mind the fact that only about 1/3 of our belongings are currently packed. That’s what Friday night is for…right? (Don’t answer that.) Making sure you guys have a recipe for Christmas morning is clearly much more important. (Don’t ask Alex what he thinks about those priorities.)
This will be our first Christmas in our own home, not spending it shuttling around from location to location. We won’t have a tree or really any decorations to speak of up, but it will be special nonetheless. We will do presents and big family dinners on different days, so Christmas day we plan to have our parents over for something of a housewarming dinner. I am contemplating making this Wine-Braised Oxtail recipe that I made for Alex and I this past Valentine’s day and serving it over polenta. Possibly Julia Child’s Beef Bourguignon. Haven’t decided yet.
Either way, I’ll be sure to start the day on a sweet note with a lovely breakfast. If you’re planning to do the same (and who doesn’t on Christmas morning?), I highly recommend this recipe. It is an impressive bread that will have your family oooh-ing and ahh-ing about how fabulous you are. The assembly takes a bit of work, but I’m ok with that when making the dough is incredibly easy (and it always is when we use our favorite Red Star Yeast). When I made this, I sent leftovers to work with Alex and there was hardly a speck of glaze left on the plate when he brought it home that evening.
Between the sweet glaze, the crunchy toasted almonds and the filling stuffed with our favorite holiday flavors (raisins, orange, cinnamon and more almonds), I am guessing you’ll experience the same reaction. Just make sure you snag yourself a piece before they’re all gone.
Head over to Red Star Yeast to grab this Raisin-Filled Holiday Ring recipe.