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Brioche Wreath Bread with Mont d’Or Cheese

Cooking method:

Ninja Woodfire Electric BBQ Grill & Smoker
  • Prep Time: 1 hour
  • Proving Time 1 hour
  • Total time: 2h 37 mins
  • Skill Advanced
  • Serves 6 people

Brioche Wreath Bread with Mont d’Or Cheese

TIP: If Mont d’Or cheese is not available, substitute Camembert cheese. 


Tip: Allergy Advice

This dish contains the following allergens: Wheat, Dairy, Eggs


  • 100ml  lukewarm water
  • 50ml lukewarm milk
  • 1 tablespoon caster sugar
  • 1 teaspoon dried active yeast
  • 250g  strong flour, plus extra for dusting
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 50g  unsalted butter, cold and cubed
  • 1  large egg, beaten
  • Olive oil, for greasing
  • 1 whole 350g  Vacherin Mont d’Or cheese in a wooden stapled carton
  • 2-3 thyme sprigs 
  • 1-2 tablespoons white wine
  • 1  medium egg, beaten
  • Poppy seeds

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  • Step 1

    In a medium bowl, add lukewarm water, milk, sugar and yeast. Let stand for 5 to 10 minutes until mixture becomes frothy. 

  • Step 2

    In a large bowl, add flour, salt and butter. With your fingertips mix the butter into flour until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs.  

  • Step 3

    Make a well in the centre of the flour, then add the warm yeast mixture and the large beaten egg. With your hands, continue to mix until a sticky dough forms.  

  • Step 4

    Transfer the dough to a clean work surface and knead for 10 minutes, it will still be very sticky at this stage but try not to add too much flour. The dough is ready when it feels soft and looks smooth. Transfer the dough to a large, oiled bowl. Place in a warm place, cover with a clean tea towel and let rise for 1 hour. The dough should double in size.  

  • Step 5

    When the dough has doubled in size, remove from bowl and knock the air out and knead again for 2 minutes. Add flour as necessary. Portion dough into 12 even pieces and roll into balls. 

  • Step 6

    Line Crisper Basket with a piece of baking parchment. Place cheese wooden carton in centre of basket. Arrange balls seam side down around the cheese carton. Be sure to leave a little space between the balls. Place the basket in a warm place, cover with a clean tea towel and let rise for 30 minutes. The dough should double in size.  

  • Step 7

    With a small knife, make a cross incision in the top of the cheese rind and peel back to open. Cover cheese with thyme and wine. Then place cheese in the carton, cut side up and close with carton lid.

  • Step 8

    Turn dial to BAKE. Set the temperature to 190°C and set the time to 30 minutes. Select START/STOP to begin preheating (preheating will take approx. 7 minutes). While the unit is preheating, brush the dough with the medium beaten egg and cover with poppy seeds.

  • Step 9

    When unit beeps to signify it has preheated and ADD FOOD is displayed, open lid and place the Crisper Basket onto the grill plate. Close lid to begin cooking. After 15 minutes, check whether the bread is cooked, if so, remove wreath and allow cheese to further cook.

  • Step 10

    When cooking is complete, serve the cheese hot in centre of bread wreath.