Strawberry Star Bread - soft, fluffy, and gorgeous, this vegan star bread is a mesmerizing, delicious show stopper!
Keyword: star bread, snowflake bread
Author: Natasha Minocha
1cupAlmond Milkyou can use any milk of your choice
1/4cupCoconut Oilyou can use any vegetable oil
1/4cup Raw Sugaryou can use regular sugar
1.5 tsp Dried active yeast
2cupWholewheat Flouryou can use all purpose flour
1/4tsp Baking Soda
1/4cup Wholewheat Flour
1/3 - 1/4cupStrawberry Jamyou can use any fruit jam and adjust between 1/3rd - 1/4th cup depending on your filling preference.
Heat milk, oil, and sugar in a small saucepan. Don't let it come to a boil. Take off the heat and cool.
When this mixture is just warm, sprinkle over the yeast. Set aside for 5-10 minutes until the mixture is bubbly.
Whisk in the 2 cups of flour. Cover and place in a draft-free place for 1 hour or until the dough is doubled in size.
Now add in the extra 1/4 cup flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
Mix well. The dough is now ready for use immediately. You can refrigerate it for 30 minutes or up to 2 days.
Assembling The Star Bread
Divide the dough into half - this recipe makes 2 medium sized loaves of the star bread.
Place the dough on a well floured surface, working with one half at a time. Divide the dough mound into 4 equal pieces.
With a rolling pin, roll out each of the quarters into a circle of about 7 inches. Make sure the surface is floured to avoid the dough sticking.
Starting with one of the dough circles, top it with the Strawberry Jam. Place the next circle on top and do the same. Repeat this process once more with the third circle. The fourth circle will be placed on top of the stack without any filling added on top.
Place a small round bowl of about 3 inches in the centre to make an indent - this is now the centre of your star bread.
With a sharp knife or pizza cutter, cut even strips from the edge to the centre circle. Cut 16 even sized strips.
Once the strips are cut, you will be assembling the twists by hand.
With both hands, twist two strips at a time into a rope like shape. Press the ends together so that they do not fall apart while baking!
At the end of this process, the star bread will have 8 points. Refer to the images to understand the process more clearly!
Repeat this process with the second half of the divided dough.
Bake each at 200 C for 20 - 25 minutes, until golden brown on top.
You can then serve warm as is, or dust with powdered sugar. Store it wrapped in cling film or foil, to maintain moisture! Cover and store the strawberry star bread at room temperature for 1-2 days or in the fridge for 4-5 days.
Strawberry Star Bread - https://www.tashasartisanfoods.com/blog/ -December 23, 2020