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Christmas Star Twisted Bread


  • 1 package (1/4 ounce) active dry yeast
  • 1/4 cup warm water (110° to 115°)
  • 3/4 cup warm whole milk (110° to 115°)
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3-1/4 to 3-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup seedless raspberry jam
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • Confectioners' sugar


  • 1. Dissolve yeast in warm water until foamy. In another bowl, combine milk, egg, butter, sugar and salt; add yeast mixture and 3 cups flour. Beat on medium speed until smooth, about 1 minute. Stir in enough remaining flour to form a soft dough.
  • 2. Turn onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, 6-8 minutes. Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease top. Cover with plastic wrap; let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour.
  • 3. Punch down dough. Turn onto a lightly floured surface; divide into four portions. Roll one portion into a 12-in. circle. Place on a greased 14-in. pizza pan. Spread with one-third of the jam to within 1/2 in. from edge. Repeat twice, layering dough and jam, and ending with final portion of dough.
  • 4. Place a 2-1/2-in. round cutter on top of the dough in center of circle (do not press down). With a sharp knife, make 16 evenly spaced cuts from round cutter to edge of dough, forming a starburst. Remove cutter; grasp two strips and rotate twice outward. Pinch ends together. Repeat with remaining strips.
  • 5. Cover with plastic wrap; let rise until almost doubled, about 30 minutes. Preheat oven to 375°. Bake until golden brown, 18-22 minutes. (Watch during final 5 minutes for any dripping.) Remove from oven; brush with melted butter, avoiding areas where jam is visible. Cool completely on a wire rack. Dust with confectioners' sugar.

Nutrition Facts

1 piece: 193 calories, 5g fat (3g saturated fat), 24mg cholesterol, 192mg sodium, 33g carbohydrate (13g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.


Average Rating:
  • ms11145
    Dec 27, 2018
    I reviewed this nearly a year ago and wanted to review again. This year I added cinnamon to the dough. Family loved it. Making the star design is fun to do. Seeing the video helped tremendously.
  • tammycookblogsbooks
    Feb 5, 2018

    Be sure to read through the directions thoroughly before starting to form the star shape. The end result tastes great and is beautiful!

  • notkwytafarm
    Jan 5, 2018

    Made this for Christmas and also gave one as a gift and the praises were flowing! Making it again for a brunch this Sunday after church! It's a keeper! I imagine you can substitute many different fillings/spreads with in reason for the style of bread it is. Loved it!

  • Terry
    Dec 11, 2017

    Didn't make this yet, but for those looking for a video... this isn't in English, nor is it a video, but the pictures pretty much show how to do the twisting. I will be trying this soon, so will update review when I do!

  • Dec 31, 1969

    Where do you find the video for this? I need to see the process. Thanks.

  • Beth
    Nov 25, 2017

    love I just made this for our Thanksgiving dinner Tomar and I don't think it will last till than sticky fingers around lol. Will def make it again, I have a conv oven baked for 18 mins

  • bprifti
    Nov 19, 2017

    Beautiful bread and after watching the video a couple of times made it very easy.

  • Mamaleone
    Dec 31, 1969

    SUGGESTION : Google "Star Bread" video the recipe might be different, but the technique is the same.

  • Susan
    Oct 18, 2017

    BigRon2 is absolutely right-video please!

  • BigRon2
    Dec 31, 1969

    you should have a video on forming the star

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