Winter Christmas Star Bread

Cinnamon Spiced Pull-Apart Snowflake Bread

  • Intermediate
  • 8
  • 2 hr 20 min
Baking Success Or Baking Mess

Ingredients

Dough:
4-1/2 cups to 5 cups (1.125 to 1.25 L) all-purpose flour
1/3 cup (75 mL) granulated sugar
2 (2-1/4 - 11mL) envelopes Fleischmann's® Quick Rise Yeast
1 tsp (5 mL) salt
1-1/2 cups (375 mL) water
6 tbsp (90 mL) butter or margarine
1 egg
Icing sugar
Filling:
2/3 cup (150 mL) granulated sugar
1/2 cup (125 mL) butter or margarine, softened
1 tbsp (15 mL) ground cinnamon

Instructions

Dough:

In bowl of electric mixer, combine 2 cups flour, sugar, yeast and

salt; set aside.


In

small saucepan, combine water and butter over low heat. Cook for 3 to 5 minutes

or until butter is partially melted and water is warm but not hot to the touch.

Add to flour mixture along with egg.


Using

dough hook attachment, beat for 2 minutes on medium speed, scraping down side

of bowl occasionally. Add 1 cup flour; beat for 2 minutes at high speed,

scraping bowl side of bowl occasionally. Stir in enough of the remaining flour until

dough forms a ball.


On

lightly floured surface, knead for 6 to 8 minutes or until smooth and elastic,

and dough springs back when lightly pressed with 2 fingers. Cover with towel;

let stand for 10 minutes.


Filling:

In small bowl, mix together sugar, butter and cinnamon. Set aside.


Preheat

oven to 350ºF (180ºC). Divide dough into 4 portions; roll out each portion into

11-inch (28 cm) round.


Place

one round of dough on parchment paper–lined baking sheet. Spread one-third of

the filling over top, leaving 1/2-inch (1 cm) border all around. Repeat with remaining

rounds of dough and filling, stacking on top of each other. Press gently to

seal edges together.


Place

glass (about 3 inch/8 cm diameter) in center of dough to use as guide. Cut

dough into 4 segments; divide and halve each segment. Divide and halve each

segment again to make 16 segments. Remove glass.


Working

with 2 segments at a time, lift 2 segments next to each other and twist them together

twice. Repeat with remaining pairs of segments, making star shape.


Cover

star of dough with plastic wrap or tea towel. Let stand for 10 minutes. Bake

for 25 to 30 minutes or until

cooked through and golden. Let cool on rack for at least 20 minutes before

serving. Dust with icing sugar before serving.


Nutrition

claims: High in vitamin A, Excellent source of iron


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