Star-shaped bread wreath recipe of 13-12-2015 [Updated on 12-02-2018]
This star bread wreath could be an idea for an original centerpiece for your Christmas table. I started from a photo I saw on the web, then I looked for a tutorial to make the shape and I immediately got to work. As a base dough I prepared a bread enriched with lard, it turned out a soft, tasty and beautiful loaf like never before :) Do not imagine what satisfaction it will give me to prepare this type of recipes, play with the shapes and make something beautiful that makes you stay all in awe, really it's one of the things I like the most! Friends, how is the weekend going in your area? This morning I go in search of the last Christmas gifts, so I leave you with this beautiful wreath of bread and I go to make up the house before going out, kisses; *
How to make the star bread wreath
Put the flour in a bowl, dissolve the yeast in the water, then pour it into the center of the flour.
Start kneading, then add salt and lard.
Continue to knead until you have a homogeneous dough.
Set aside a piece of dough of about 100 g, and form a ball with the remaining dough.
Let both loaves rest, covered with a clean cloth, for about 3 hours or until doubled.
Flatten the large dough a little, make a hole in the center with your fingers and spread it gently with your hands until it forms a sort of donut.
Place it on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Then, with the help of a wooden stick (I used Chinese chopsticks, but you can also use the handle of a wooden spoon) trace the 5 points of the star on the donut.
Take the small piece of dough set aside, knead it until you get a long and thin cord and place it on the grooves traced with the stick.
Let it rise for about 1 hour or until the bread has doubled in volume.
Brush with a little lard and decorate as desired with seeds or dried fruit: I used sesame and poppy seeds, and chopped pistachios.
Bake the crown of bread in a convection oven preheated to 220 ° C: as soon as it is baked, lower the temperature to 200 ° C and bake for about 25-30 minutes.
Let it cool, then decorate as you like to use it as a centerpiece for your Christmas table.