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Savoury Star Bread

Swati
Soft and fluffy Star Bread for Christmas or parties especially for kids | Learn how to make Star Bread with Whole Wheat Flour
5 from 6 votes
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Proofing Time(First and Second) 1 hr 30 mins
Total Time 2 hrs 25 mins
Course Snacks and Starters
Cuisine International
Servings 16

Ingredients
  

  • Cup Whole Wheat Flour
  • ¼ Cup Semolina/Fine Sooji
  • ¼ Cup Oats flour -grind rolled oats
  • ¼ Cup Cornflour/Cornstarch(in US)
  • ½ Cup Milk Powder see Notes
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 Cup Paneer Whey/Milk see Notes
  • 1+ tbsp +tsp Milk+Oil for milk wash

To Proof Yeast(if using Active Dry Yeast)

  • Tsp Active Dry Yeast
  • 1 tsp Sugar
  • ½ Cup Water -just warm to touch

For Filling

  • Basil Pesto as required
  • Mozzarella Cheese as required

Instructions
 

Proof yeast if using Active Dry Yeast

  • To proof active dry yeast, take water that is just warm about to touch.
  • If you have a food thermometer, see temperature should be around 110°. Sprinkle yeast and sugar. Mix lightly and then cover the bowl for about 10 mins. After 10 mins solution should be frothy.

Knead the dough

  • Measure the flours carefully. For that scoop out the flours and then level it with spoon.
  • Mix the flours, milk powder, salt and then yeast solution. Get together the flours and yeast solution.
  • Transfer the dough on the counter and then add oil, start kneading the dough.
  • Knead it till the dough is soft and smooth. . Do not knead using your knuckles, like we knead dough for chapatis.Use the heels of your hand, rock forward and then press it flat with the heels of your hand. Fold the dough slightly , then repeat the process.Takes about 10-15 mins
  • The dough will be sticky in the beginning. KEep on kneading it.. sprinkle very little flour when required. Do not add much flour as the bread will become dense and dry.

First Proofing

  • Once the dough is smooth and shiny( whole wheat flour will have different texture than the all purpose flour dough) keep it for the first proofing in a warm place. It will take about 60 -90 mins depending on the weather. For proofing dough in Instant Pot, checkout my post for Whole Wheat Pizza Dough(Instant Pot Proofed Dough)

Roll dough and shape it

  • After first proof , knead for about 2-3 mins. Then let the dough rest for -10 mins. Divide dough in 4 equal portions,
  • Roll each portion in circular discs of 10" diameter, the spread the filling of your choice and cover with the another layer of rolled dough.I used Basil Pesto and Cheese for the filling. Checkout recipe for homemade Basil Pesto
  • Repeat the step for all three layers..Do not apply filling on the top layer.
  • Cut in equal 16 portions and as shown in the pic,use a pizza cutter. Then take each portion carefully twist it and then pinch it with another adjacent portion.
  • Lightly apply melted butter on top of bread.
  • Keep for second proofing that will take about 35-40 mins. and then bake. Cover the bread with cling film.
  • Preheat oven to 400°F or 200 C. For OTG use the BOTH RODS ON with FAN mode and preheat for 15 mins..
  • Give milk wash, for that mix a tbsp of milk with melted butter or oil then brush lightly on bread.
  • Bake for about 25-30 mins at 400°F/220°C.
  • Once done , take out of the oven, apply more butter on it and then serve as required.

Notes

  • You can use Bread flour/All purpose flour(APF) or a mix of these flours with Whole Wheat flour. 
  • Semolina and Oats Flour can be omitted or also mixed with Bread Flour and APF.
  • Omit Cornflour/Cornstarch when using APF or Bread Flour. 
  • Instead of Paneer whey use milk to knead the dough. Omit Milk Powder form the recipe and use the same amount of milk  as paneer whey. 
Keyword Christmas Star Bread