Thank you all for stopping by and leaving such nice comments on my previous design.
Today's design features the jolly of elf himself just out for a practice run.
Elizabeth Craft - 1567 Santa Claus & 1568 Santa's Sleigh
Impression Obsession - Fir Trees
Memory Box - Miniature sled, Tiny Candy Canes, Swirled Lollipops & Holly Vine
Papertry ink - In the Meadow die set
Sakura 3d Crystal Lacquer to the shoes and runner of sleigh.
Christmas Star Bread
I have made this twice now and tried two different recipes. I first used one off the web
(swedish-cinnamon-star-bread-like-a-cinnamon-bun/). Then used Half of the Amish bread recipe that I make into cinnamon bread. Both work and really there is not much difference.
The key is dividing the dough in 4 equal pieces, shape into a ball On a floured surface roll out dough into a 10" circle.
Place the circle on a piece of parchment paper, brush with butter and sprinkle 1/3 cinnamon- sugar.
Roll out a second circle the same size as the first, and place it on top of the filling-covered circle.
Repeat the layering process with the butter cinnamon-sugar, dough circle leaving the top layer bare.
Place a 3" circle cookie cutter or glass on top. Starting at top near edge of glass/circle cutter, cut the dough in 4 equal places. Then cut those 4 in half and finally cut the next pieces in half. Now you have 16 pieces of cut dough.
Using two hands, pick up two adjacent strips and twist them away from each other twice so that the top side is facing up again. Repeat with the remaining strips of dough. You will end up with eight pairs of strips.
Pinch the pairs of strips together to create a star shape with eight points. Remover cookie cutter/glass.
I let the Amish bread dough rise for about 45 minutes. The Swedish cinnamon recipe didn't need this step.
I baked the Amish bread on a lipped cookie sheet 20 to 25 minutes at 350 degrees, depends on your own oven.