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Holiday Jam Star Bread

Step-by-step instructions on how to make our Holiday Jam Star Bread!

What you will need:

2 (one pound each) loaves Bridgford Frozen Ready-Dough®, thawed

½ cup blackberry or strawberry jam or preserves

Egg wash (1 egg beaten with 1 tablespoon water)

Melted butter

 

Let’s get started!

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On a lightly floured surface, divide each loaf of Ready-Dough® into 2 equal pieces.

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Roll each piece of dough into a 9 ½ inch circle.

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Take the first circle of dough and place it in the center of a large sheet pan, lined with parchment paper (press or roll dough out to make sure it is 9 ½ inches).

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Using an 8 or 9 inch cake pan, press the pan over the dough to make an indentation to serve as a guide for placement of the jam.

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Spread the jam over the dough, staying within the indentation.

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Take the second circle of dough (roll it out again to make sure it is 9 ½ inches) and place it evenly on the top of the jam topped dough. Make another indentation with the pan and spread with 1/3 of the jam. Take the third round of dough (again rolling out to be sure it is 9 ½ inches) and repeat procedure.

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Take the fourth circle of dough (9 ½ inches) and place it on top of the jam. Place the cake pan on top.

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Using a sharp knife or pizza cutter, trim around the pan, cutting through all layers. Discard scraps of dough.

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Using a drinking glass or cookie cutter (2 ½ inches in diameter), mark the center of the circle with an indentation.

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Using a sharp knife, pizza cutter or scissors, make 16 cuts equidistant from the outer edge of the inner circle to the edge of the large circle, cutting through all four layers.

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Take two adjacent strips and twist them away from each other twice. Turn the outer corners under and press to seal. Repeat with all remaining strips.

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Brush with melted butter and let rise until puffy (about an hour in a warm area).

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With a pastry brush, lightly brush star with egg wash.

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Bake in preheated 375° oven for 30-35 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from oven, brush with additional melted butter and remove from pan to cool on cooling rack. Slice and serve.

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For this printable recipe and a downloadable coupon, click here.

Want a savory version? Try Holiday Pesto Star Bread.

For where to buy Bridgford Frozen Ready-Dough® and other Bridgford bread products, click here.

Happy Holidays – enjoy!

 


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