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This New Year’s Party Loaf is filled with honey butter, topped with a powdered sugar glaze, and made to sparkle with edible silver and gold pearlized sugar sprinkles.

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This New Year’s Party Loaf is filled with honey butter, topped with a powdered sugar glaze, and made to sparkle with edible silver and gold pearlized sugar sprinkles.

Wow! It’s almost the end of 2014 already! As one year ends and a new one begins, I wanted to share the recipe for this fun and sparkly New Year’s Party Loaf.

A fun fact about ring shaped baked goods is that they represent good luck because it represents the never-ending circle of life.

Ring shaped baked goods also represent wholeness and the completion of a full year’s cycle. Fun food for though, yeah?

One thing that I think of when it comes to New Year’s Eve is all the large, elaborate, sparkly decorated parties! I mean fireworks, music, kissing… the whole she-bang! So it’s fun to match your food to the fun of the night, which is why we’re going all out with sparkles for this appetizer!

This New Year’s Party Loaf is filled with honey butter, topped with a powdered sugar glaze, and made to sparkle with edible silver and gold pearlized sugar sprinkles.

This New Year’s Party Loaf is filled with honey butter, topped with a powdered sugar glaze, and made to sparkle with edible silver and gold pearlized sugar sprinkles. It’s the perfect snack for your party guests!

You can get the Wilton Silver and Gold Pearlized Sugar Sprinkles that I used here from Amazon or a party/kitchen specialty store.

NEW YEAR’S PARTY LOAF

To make this New Year’s Party Loaf you need:

  • 1 Rhodes White Bread Loaf for the ring.
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla for the honey butter
  • You will also need 1 cup powdered sugar and 2 tablespoons milk for the glaze.
This New Year’s Party Loaf is filled with honey butter, topped with a powdered sugar glaze, and made to sparkle with edible silver and gold pearlized sugar sprinkles.

Allow your loaf to thaw and slightly rise at room temperature, enough to work with.

This New Year’s Party Loaf is filled with honey butter, topped with a powdered sugar glaze, and made to sparkle with edible silver and gold pearlized sugar sprinkles.

Then roll the loaf into a 20-22-inch rope. Form into a circle, pinch the ends, and place in the bottom of a sprayed bundt pan or on a silicone lined baking sheet. Cover with lightly greased plastic wrap and let rise until double in size.

This New Year’s Party Loaf is filled with honey butter, topped with a powdered sugar glaze, and made to sparkle with edible silver and gold pearlized sugar sprinkles.

Remove wrap and bake at 350°F for 20-25 minutes or until lightly browned.

This New Year’s Party Loaf is filled with honey butter, topped with a powdered sugar glaze, and made to sparkle with edible silver and gold pearlized sugar sprinkles.

If you baked the loaf on a baking sheet instead of a bundt pan, you may need to carve out a hole in the center to make it look more like a ring.

This New Year’s Party Loaf is filled with honey butter, topped with a powdered sugar glaze, and made to sparkle with edible silver and gold pearlized sugar sprinkles.

Allow the loaf to cool, and then make cuts lengthwise and widthwise, about 1-inch apart, without cutting through the bottom crust.

This New Year’s Party Loaf is filled with honey butter, topped with a powdered sugar glaze, and made to sparkle with edible silver and gold pearlized sugar sprinkles.

Combine softened butter and powdered sugar well. Stir in honey and vanilla. Spread the honey butter between all the cuts. You may not use all the honey butter, and that’s okay; save it for later. Wrap loaf in foil and place on baking sheet. Warm in 350°F oven for 15-20 minutes.

This New Year’s Party Loaf is filled with honey butter, topped with a powdered sugar glaze, and made to sparkle with edible silver and gold pearlized sugar sprinkles.

Combine powdered sugar and milk to make glaze and then smear half of the glaze on the warmed bread. Immediately sprinkle with the silver and gold pearlized sugar sprinkles before the glaze dries. Serve with the other half of the glaze in a bowl in the center as an optional dipping sauce.

This New Year’s Party Loaf is filled with honey butter, topped with a powdered sugar glaze, and made to sparkle with edible silver and gold pearlized sugar sprinkles.

Recipe added 5/26/16. First published on the Rhodes Bake-N-Serv Blog.

New Year’s Party Loaf

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Yield 8 to 10 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 loaf Rhodes™ bread, thawed to room temperature
  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons milk

Instructions

  1. Roll loaf into a 20-22-inch rope. Form into a circle and place in the bottom of a sprayed bundt pan. Cover with plastic wrap and let rise until double in size.
  2. Remove wrap and bake at 350°F 20-25 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool and then make cuts lengthwise and widthwise, about 1-inch apart, without cutting through the bottom crust.
  3. Combine softened butter and powdered sugar well. Stir in honey and vanilla. Spread the honey butter between all the cuts. Combine sugar and cinnamon and generously sprinkle in between all cuts.
  4. Wrap loaf in foil and place on baking sheet. Warm in 350°F oven 15-20 minutes.
  5. Combine powdered sugar and milk to make glaze and drizzle on warmed bread or serve as dipping sauce.

Recipe Notes

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