Chocolate Star Bread

Chocolate star bread is a stunning and delicious baked treat that is perfect for special occasions or any time you want to indulge in something decadent and beautiful. The combination of sweet yeast dough and rich chocolate filling results in a mouth-watering flavor that is sure to satisfy any sweet tooth. In addition to its delicious taste, the bread's visually impressive star-shaped design makes it a showstopper at any gathering. Whether you're an experienced baker or a novice in the kitchen, chocolate star bread is a recipe that is sure to impress your guests and leave a lasting impression. With its striking appearance and scrumptious taste, it's no wonder that chocolate star bread has become a popular dessert around the world.

What is Chocolate Star Bread?

Chocolate star bread is a delicious and visually stunning bread that is perfect for special occasions or anytime you want to impress your guests with a beautiful and decadent treat. It is made by rolling out a sweet yeast dough into a large circle, spreading a layer of chocolate filling on top, and then cutting the dough into strips. The strips are then layered on top of each other and twisted into a star shape, resulting in a stunning and impressive bread that is as delicious as it is beautiful.

To make chocolate star bread, you will need basic bread ingredients like flour, sugar, yeast, butter, and milk, as well as a chocolate filling made from melted chocolate, sugar, and butter. The dough is rolled out into a large circle and the chocolate filling is spread over the top. The circle is then cut into 16 equal strips, which are layered on top of each other and twisted to create the star shape.

The bread is then baked in the oven until golden brown and crispy on the outside and soft and fluffy on the inside. Once it is cooled, it can be sliced and served, revealing the beautiful star pattern inside. Chocolate star bread is a delicious and impressive dessert that is sure to be a hit with chocolate lovers and bread enthusiasts alike.


How to make a chocolate Star Bread 

  1. Start by preparing the dough. In a small bowl mix the yeast and warm milk, with a little sugar and mix them together. Set it aside while you measure everything else.
  2. In a large bowl add the flour, sugar, eggs, vanilla and cinnamon powder. Add in the activated yeast mixture and start kneading it. Once it comes together slightly, add the softened butter and incorporate it thoroughly.  
  3. Once the dough is soft and supple, transfer it into a large greased bowl, cover it and let it rest for about 1.5 hrs or until doubled in size.  
  4. While the dough is resting, prepare the chocolate filling. Add dark chocolate, fresh cream and butter into a bowl and melt it in a microwave. Once it is out, incorporate together and add cocoa powder and icing sugar and mix it as well. 
  5. Remove the proofed dough from the bowl and divide it into 4 equal pieces. Tuck them into a seamless ball and cover for 15-20 minutes. After they’re rested, roll them out into 1 cm thick round sheets. 
  6. Start layering the dough, by applying ⅓ of the filling on the first base, and spread it out evenly. Top it off with another sheet of dough and repeat when you apply the last sheet of dough.   
  7. Mark the centre using a bowl. Start making slices onto the dough from the border of the marking towards the outer edge of the ring. Divide the ring into 16 equal strands. Pick two strands and twist them twice towards each other and connect them from the bottom.
  8. Do the same with all strands and let it rest for 30 minutes. Once rested, apply a thin layer of egg wash, made with 1 egg and a splash of milk, using a pastry brush.
  9. Bake the bread in a preheated 200 degree oven for 15-20 minutes or until a golden brown colour all over the bread. Once it is out, let it rest for 5-10 minutes and then tear it apart to enjoy. 

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Expert Tips

  1. Make sure the yeast is activated before adding the milk to the dough.
  2. Make sure that the dough is kept in a warm environment to give it a better rise.
  3. Spread the chocolate evenly or the bread would not be leveled.


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