Cinnamon Raisin Star Bread
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1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons, divided
Sugar
1/2 cup
Milk (or alternative milk)
2 teaspoons
Active Dry Yeast
2 1/2 cups
All-Purpose Flour
1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons, divided
Sugar
1/2 cup
Milk (or alternative milk)
2 teaspoons
Active Dry Yeast
2 1/2 cups
All-Purpose Flour
1/2 cup
Water
4 tablespoons
Unsalted butter
1 teaspoon
Vanilla Extract
1 teaspoon
Kosher Salt
1 egg yolk
Egg
2 teaspoons
Cinnamon
1 cup
Raisins
Combine 1 tbs sugar with 2 tsp yeast in 1/2 cup warm milk. Cover and let bloom for 5 minutes.
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Combine flour with water, butter, vanilla, sugar, salt, and milk/yeast mixture. Mix at low speed.
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Mix until a soft dough comes together and pull ls away from the side of the mixing bowl.
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Put dough in a greased bowl. Cover & let rise in a warm spot for 1 hour or until it has doubled.
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Divide dough into 4 equal parts.
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Shape into balls. Cover and let rise in a warm place for 15 minutes.
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Combine sugar, cloves, and cinnamon in a bowl; raisins in bowl; and 1 egg beaten in a bowl.
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Spread flour or cornmeal on a sheet of parchment paper. Roll out 1 dough ball into a 10-inch circle.
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Brush with egg, sprinkle with 1/3 cinnamon-sugar-clove mix & 1/3 of raisins. Leave a 1/2” border.
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On another sheet of parchment paper, roll out thr 2nd dough ball into a 10-inch circle.
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Place over the first circle and repeat with egg, spiced sugar & raisins.
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Repeat with the 3rd ball. Roll out the 4th ball & stack on the rest. Trim edges into a clean circle.
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Leave a 3-inch ring in the center, and cut the rest of the circle into 16 equal pieces.
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Double twist the slices in pairs away from each other. Pinch the end of each pair together.
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Cover and proof for 20 minutes.
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Brush the bread with the egg wash. Bake in a pre-heated 400-degree oven for 20-25 minutes.
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