Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Swedish Cinnamon Star Bread

Such a beautiful bread, had to give it a try. Very easy to put together as long as you don't have kids on you.
12/18/16 Made this again. Did not bother with cutting out circle shapes - just made as close to circle as I could for each of 4. Turned out great. Needed a bit of extra milk.
Jan 2017: Made again, using simplified method. Updating below.
  • 1.25 c milk, warm (orig 1c + 2-4 T)
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1/3 c sugar
  • 1/4 t salt
  • 2 T butter, softened
  • 3.5 c flour
  • 2 t yeast
  • 1 egg white (for topping)
  • 1/3 c butter, softened
  • 1/3 c sugar
  • 3 T cinnamon
  1. Place milk through yeast in bread machine and set to dough cycle. Add more milk or flour to get soft dough. Optional: take a 1.5-3 hour nap.
  2. Prepare filling: mix butter, sugar and cinnamon.
  3. Divide dough into 4 pieces. 
  4. Roll each into large circle the size of a plate (or larger).
  5. New: Place circle on parchment paper on baking sheet.
  6. Spread 1/3 filling onto one circle. Layer each circle on top, alternately spreading filling, and ending with one dough circle.
  7. Optional: Put plate on top and cut off excess edge.
  8. [See step 5 instead: Move to baking pan lined with parchment.]
  9. Place small lid in center and cut from lid to edge into 16 equal pieces.
  10. Grab 2 side by side pieces and twist in opposite directions, flipping twice. Repeat all the way around.
  11. Join pairs by the edges and seal. 
  12. Take cut off edge and twist together to make another bread.
  13. Brush with beaten egg white.
  14. Bake at 350F for 25-30 min, or until lightly browned.