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Christmas Bread with Garlic &Dill

Today I'm sharing with you one more idea for Christmas time.

The recipe is for Christmas Bread with Garlic and Dill!

Sadly, from the photos, you won't feel the smell of this bread, because, trust me - it is unbelievable!

I had hard times resisting 10 minutes, overwise you wouldn't have the opportunity to see the photos for this recipe :D

And you know what? It's more than easy to make...

Grab the recipe along with more Christmas Facts as promised ;)

  • Spider’s webs are traditional Polish Christmas decorations, as the spiders wove a blanket for Jesus.

  • Franklin Pierce, the 14th president of the US, was the first to place a Christmas tree in the White house in 1856.

  • In 2013, the record was set for the fastest time to decorate a Christmas tree. It took Sharon Juantuah 36.89 seconds and was set in Essex, UK.

  • Christmas hats, or paper crowns, are only worn in Britain during Christmas.

  • In Maria Carey’s “All I Want for Christmas Is You”, Santa Claus is played by Mariah’s then-husband Tommy Mottola.

  • Many believe that Christmas is a time with high suicide rates but the real facts show spring is the worst.

  • Christmas trees are grown across all 50 states of the US.

  • During the Nazi-era, Hitler tried to turn Christmas into a non-religious holiday celebrating Hitler and Christmas trees were donned with swastikas.

  • Christmas tinsel was initially made of lead until the US government persuaded manufacturers to change it to plastic.

  • For an artificial tree to be more environmentally greener than a fresh tree, you would need to use it for 20 years.

  • In 1901, President Roosevelt banned Christmas trees in the White House.

  • Mistletoe comes from the mistletan which means “little dung twig” as its spread through bird droppings.

  • Denny’s in America had an issue when it came to Christmas closing time as many restaurants were built with no locks.

  • A middle age tradition is to eat a mince pie every day of the twelve days of Christmas as it supposedly gives you 12 months of good luck.

  • In Columbia in 2010, the government covered jungle trees in lights so that when guerrillas got near the lights would illuminate and banners appeared asking them to drop their weapons and reveal themselves.

  • A Boston industrialist closed his factory on Christmas day and donated a turkey to all its workers after hearing Dickens’ A Christmas Carol.

  • In America, during 1659-81, Puritans banned Christmas with a fine of 5 shillings for each offense.

  • The most expensive Christmas tree was constructed in 2010. It was worth £6,975,880($8,660,206) and was on display at the Emirates Palace in Abu Dhabi. It had 181 pieces of jewelry adorning it.

  • Bicycle, a US Playing card manufacturer, creating a card for all US POW’s in Germany that when wet revealed escape routes. The card was given as a Christmas gift.

  • In Canada, letters sent to Santa go to postcode “H0H 0H0”. *source

Find the recipe below!

Prep: 1h 35 min (1h is just waiting for the dough to rise)

Cook time: 20 min

Level: medium

Servings: 1 loaf (divided into 8 portions)

Calories per serving: 382 kcal

Find the recipe & nutrition facts below :

For the dough:

  • 2 cups warm water

  • 1 tsp sugar (do not substitute)

  • 1 pcs. dry yeast (7 gr.)

  • 4 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

  • 2 tsp salt

  • 1/4 cup oil (coconut butter)

For brushing:

  • 1 tbsp dill

  • 4 cloves garlic

  • 4 tbsp olive oil


Step 1: In a medium bowl mix together warm water with 1 tsp of sugar, and add the dry yeast. Set aside for 10 mins.

Step 2: In a large bowl place flour and add in salt, oil, and yeast mixture and start mixing until you form a non-sticky dough.

Step 3: Кnead for 5 minutes and form a ball, cover with a kitchen towel. Set aside in a warm place for around an hour or until the dough double its size.

Step 4: On a baking tray covered with baking paper start creating your Christmas tree simply by rolling balls with your hands. Set aside in a warm place for around 20-30 minutes.

Step 5: Preheat oven to 180C. (355F)

Step 6: Bake for around 20 minutes.

Step 7: Meanwhile prepare the garlic oil by mixing mashed garlic with oil and dill.

Step 8: Brush the bread right after it's baked so it can absorb the oil properly.



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