For the dough:
- 2½ tsp (1 packet) Active dry yeast
- ½ cup Waterwarm 110 - 115 °F
- ½ cup Whole milkwarm 110 - 115 °F
- 1 Large eggsroom temperature
- ¼ cup Buttersoftened
- 1tsp plus ¼ cup Sugardivided
- 1/2 tsp Salt
- 3¼ to 3¾ cups All-purpose flour
For the filling:
- 1 Large eggsbeaten with a splash of milk
- 2/3 cup Sugar
- 1 tbsp Cinnamon
- 1 tsp Confectioners' sugar
New Year’s Star Bread
This New Year’s Star Bread is a delicious bread with a hint of cinnamon flavor. It looks the part too with its twisted points to make a star shape. I can’t think of a better recipe to make for New Year’s Eve this year.
To make this, start by making the dough. Once the dough rises, portion it and roll it into circles. Layer the circles up a baking pan, sprinkling with cinnamon sugar before shaping it into a star shape. Leave to rise again and once puffy, brush with beaten egg and bake in the oven until golden brown. Dust with powdered sugar and serve warm or at room temperature.
To make New Year’s Star Bread, you will need the following ingredients:
Steps to make New Year’s Star Bread
In a separate bowl, combine ½ a cup of warm whole milk with 1 large egg, ¼ cup of softened butter, ¼ cup of sugar, 1/2 teaspoon of salt. Add the yeast mixture and 3 cups of flour. Beat on medium speed for about 1 minute until the mixture is smooth. Stir in enough remaining flour to form a soft dough.
Leave to rise
Make cinnamon sugar
Divide dough into portions
Slice the dough into strips
Using both hands, pick up two adjacent strips and twist them away from each other twice so that the top side is facing up again. Repeat using the remaining strips of dough so that you end up with eight pairs. Squeeze the pairs of strips together to create a star-like shape. Remove the cutter from the center.
Leave to rise
Preheat the oven to 400 °F.
Leave to cool