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Friday, December 23, 2011

Christmas Star Bread


Christmas has come and i would like to thank all my family, friends and readers for their support. I have baked a Christmas Star Bread as the Christmas Star is so very special and magical. Although this bread does not shine but it does light up my heart to see the smiles in the family when it was presented to be shared. Thank you Feeding My Enthusiasms for your inspiration.


MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR.










Ingredients:

Follow the recipe from Koledna Pitka












Method:

Follow the first paragraph of the method in Koledna Pitka.

When dough function is done, divide dough into 6 equal portions and let it rest for 5 - 10 minutes.  Shape these portions into rounds and let rest again.

For the first portion, roll it out into a long rope and coil it up like snail and tug in the end.

For the other 5 portions, divide them into 3 equal parts.

Roll all the parts into equal lengths for plaiting - you should have 5 plaited bread.

Arrange the 5 plaited bread around the coil to form a star and place star onto an overturned baking sheet which has been lined.  Allow star to rise until double it's size.

Preheat oven to 375F.

Glaze the dough with egg yolk mixed with a tbsp of water and put to bake for about 20 minutes and if it is browning too fast, cover top loosely with foil and bake until instant-read thermometer registers 190 degrees when inserted in the thickest part of the dough.

Remove to a wire rack to cool completely.


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