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Star Bread



Star Bread from Eve Gallacher, Scotland



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  • 2 teaspoons Active Dry Yeast
  • 3 tablespoons Granulated Sugar
  • ¾ cup Whole Milk
  • ¼ cup Unsalted Butter (softened to room temperature)
  • 1 Large Egg
  • 2+⅓ cups All-Purpose Flour (spoon & leveled, plus more as needed)
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 Egg Wash (large egg beaten with 1 Tablespoon, 15ml, milk)
  • 2 tablespoons Confectioners Sugar
  • Filling of your choice


Make a simple dough and let it rise for 90 minutes.   Click Here for Dough
Add a little more sugar and butter to make it sweet
After the dough has risen for kneed it to release the air bubbles
Roll out the star bread
Divide the dough into 4 equal pieces
Roll each out into a 9 or 10 inch rough circle
Stack them on top of each other with your filling between each
There should be 4 layers of dough and 4 layers of filling
Shape the star bread similar to the photo above
Cut any scraps around the edges so you have an even circle
To make the star, place a small round object or bowl in the center to make an indent
This is the center of the star
Using a pizza cutter, cut 16 even strips
Grab two strips and twist them away from each other, pressing the two ends together, (it should have8 points)
let it rest for 20 minutes, then bake.
Cover the shaped bread and let it rest for 20 minutes before brushing with egg wash and baking
Egg wash can make a beautifull shiny and golden star bread

Suggested Fillings
Cinnamon sugar
Lemon Curd
Anything you like

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