When I saw this month's 12 Loaves Challenge (Holiday Breads) over at Cake Duchess, I immediately thought of all the bright and beautiful treats that popped up in Germany bakeries this time of year.
Instead of a large wreath, I shaped these into mini versions and placed a decorated egg in the middle. All varieties of seeds and other ingredients and be added to the dough or sprinkled on top. I left mine plain and used colored non pareils to decorate for pops of color.
I have a few recipes for this bread in my collection of vintage German cookbooks but instead of using one of those and translating it here, I used a simple recipe I found on the website of the German Mission to the United States.
The result was sweet doughy delight. A perfect Easter brunch treat.