Strawberry Jam Swirl Breakfast Bread with Marzipan

Slightly sweet rich brioche-like breakfast bread with layers of strawberry jam, festive marzipan almond candy and sliced crunchy almonds.

A bread like this is must have in our weekend family breakfast. The sweetness of strawberry jam, rich brioche-like soft bread, and almond-y bite of marzipan is simply hard to resist.

Today, I'm sharing with you a scrumptious breakfast strawberry bread made with jam and surprise of baked nutty marzipan in the center. Strawberry Jam Swirl Breakfast Bread is like holiday-breakfast-wrapped-in-package! Soft light-sweet bread with layer of strawberry jam, and baked marzipan almond candy in center.. this bread is special favorite among kids.

Jam filling and baked marzipan are my favorite too. I love the fact that I can serve it as-is for breakfast and even for tea-time snacking without serving jam or butter on the side. 

Holiday are all about family and food in our home.. I'm sure it is same in yours. When we have lots of guests at home, our breakfast usually becomes a brunch. Lunch becomes almost as grand as dinner. And by evening everyone want a lite supper… yet there is room for anything served over family-stories that go on until midnight! For such busy occasion, two things are clear must haves - lots of delicious holiday food and lots of pre-planning. :)

So, this week I'll share with you some of my favorite holiday recipes that are...

Total Time: Prep Time: Cook Time:
Difficulty: Intermediate
Yields: 2 Bread Loafs Serves: 8
Notes: Idle Rise Time - 2-3 hours total (not included in Total Time)


    Strawberry Jam Bread Dough

  • 4 Cup All-Purpose Flour (I tbsp less than 4 cups)
  • 2 and 1/4 tsp Active Dry Yeast (1 package)
  • 1 Marzipan - Almond Candy Dough (1 package)
  • 1/2 Cup Strawberries Jam
  • 2 Egg(s) (slight beaten)
  • 4 tbsp Sugar
  • 3 tbsp Canola Oil
  • 1 and 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 1 Cup Water (lukewarm, 110 degree Fahrenheit approx.)
  • Glaze and Topping

  • 1 Egg(s) (mixed with 1 tbsp water for glaze)
  • 1/4 Cup Almonds (sliced)


  • 1. In a wide bowl (mixer bowl), add lukewarm water and mix in 1 tbsp sugar. Now sprinkle yeast on top and let bloom for 10 seconds. *Once yeast has bloomed, add in 3 cups of flour, salt, remaining sugar, slightly beaten eggs, and oil. Stir with spatula to combine. Dough will be of a sticky batter consistency.
  • 2. With paddle attachment on low speed, add 1/4 cup flour at a time until dough leaves sides of the bowl. Now shift to dough hook and knead for 5 minutes. Or transfer to a flour dusted work surface and knead using stretch and fold action for 5-6 minutes. Transfer dough to oiled bowl, flip to coat. Cover and set aside to rise for 1.5 to 2 hours until doubles in size, at room temperature.
  • 3. Once risen, punch down the dough and transfer to flour dusted board. Gently roll to large rectangle about 1/4 inch thick. Spread the strawberry jam on the rolled dough in one even layer. Top with small dots of marzipan.
  • 4. Roll the dough into a log. Divide in half. Place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Tuck the open ends inwards. Cover with clean kitchen towel. Let it rise at room temperature for 1 hour.
  • 5. Pre heat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Brush risen dough with egg wash, and sprinkle sliced almonds on top. (you can also sprinkle some crystal sugar on top for a little sweet crunch.) Bake until golden brown and bread sounds hollow when tapped at the bottom, about 35 to 40 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely!

Savita's Notes:

* If yeast does not bloom, start again with fresh yeast.

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Hi Savita- Do you think I can make this with gluten free flour? Thanks for all your wonderful recipes.
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