Thanksgiving is a great opportunity to show off your baking skills, and this pumpkin wreath bread is no exception. Golden dough in the shape of a wreath topped with coarse salt and pumpkin seeds makes a lovely centerpiece and delicious addition to the holiday meal.
No baking skills? No problem. The breadmaker does all the work. All you need to do is form the dough into a ring and use your kitchen shears to create the wreath shape.
Use a ruler if you want help guiding you where to cut. We placed ours about every 2 inches.
Kitchen shears make cutting the dough easy.
Baking the bread on parchment paper makes cleanup and removal easy.
Brush the wreath with egg white.
Place pumpkin seeds on top of the wreath. Spread them out nicely and press if they need help sticking well.
Sprinkle with generous amounts of sea salt. If you sprinkle from high up, the salt will spread more evenly than if you hold you your hand close to the wreath.
Once it’s covered with your toppings, it’s ready for the oven. Keep an eye on it to make sure it doesn’t overcook.
You can hang your wreath with a wide ribbon.
When it’s time to serve, place a small bowl of butter in the center.
You’ll have a lovely centerpiece for your Thanksgiving table.