Chocolate & Cherry Star Bread Recipe


Serves 8

Dough Ingredients

  • 450g Cotswold Flour Strong Bread Flour

  • 70g white sugar

  • 7g salt

  • 7g fast action yeast

  • 54g butter

  • 1 egg (reserve 1 tbsp for the egg wash)

  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

  • 2 tsp cinnamon

  • 200ml milk

Filling Ingredients


  • Mix together the flour, sugar, salt, and yeast in a large bowl

  • Mix in the butter, cinnamon, and vanilla extract until it forms crumble, then mix in the egg (save 1 tbsp for the egg wash)

  • Mix in the milk until it all comes together

  • Knead for 5-10 mins until it holds its shape and isn’t as sticky. Add a little more flour if it’s too sticky

  • Cover and proof for an hour/until doubled in size

  • Split the dough into four even pieces and roll into a ball

  • Roll each piece of dough out to a circle 10 inches wide and 3-5mm thick

  • Place one piece of rolled dough on greaseproof paper/a silicon baking mat

  • Spread some of the jam on top and sprinkle over a third of the chopped chocolate

  • Put the 2nd piece of rolled out dough on top and cover with more jam and chopped chocolate. Repeat with the 3rd piece of dough

  • Place the 4th piece of dough on top and don’t put any jam or chocolate on top of this piece

  • Cut 14 slits around a central point in the dough

  • Take two adjacent pieces of the dough and twist in separate directions, then squeeze the ends together. Repeat for all sections

  • Proof for 30 minutes

  • Preheat your oven to 180ºC fan

  • Brush the leftover egg over the dough

  • Bake for 15-20 mins, then enjoy! Best eaten warm