BRAIDED STAR BREAD

April 21, 2014

This is not so much a recipe rather than a nice way to make simple ingredients look incredible. Here I used a sweet yeast dough and chocolate spread. You could also use pizza dough and layer it with tomato sauce and mozzarella. Easy to make, looks like a lot of effort and is fun to eat – what more can you wish for?

 

BRAIDED STAR BREAD

 

  • 450g flour [+ some for sprinkling]
  • 200ml milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 8g dry yeast
  • 30g butter
  • 70g sugar
  • pinch salt
  • 200g chocolate spread

 

_ take the butter out of the fridge

_ warm milk [lukewarm] and dissolve yeast [let sit for 15min]

_ sift flour through a sieve and add butter, sugar and salt

_ separate the eggs

_ add egg yolks and milk to the dry ingredients

_ mix with a wooden spoon

_ knead dough for about 7min 

[add milk if needed – dough should stay a little sticky]

_ put dough in a bowl and cover with a cloth [let rise for 40min in a warm place]

_ preheat oven to 180°C

_ melt chocolate in a water bath

_ knead the dough for a minute and divide into 4 equal parts

_ roll each pice into a circle [2-3mm thick]

_ place first piece onto a baking paper 

_ take a bake tin to mark a round area

_ cover this area with a thin layer of chocolate

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_ place the next dough on it and repeat the process until you cover it with the last dough

_ use the cake tin as a marker and cut of the excess dough

_ mark a center ring with a coffee mug

_ divide cake into quarters [cutting from the marked circle to the outside]

_ divide every quarter into four equal parts [16 equal parts in total]

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_ twist each part twice [each part into the opposite direction than the last one]

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_ twist the ends in to create an overall round shape

_ brush the dough surface with egg white

_ bake for 15-20min [for the first half only use lower heat]

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