Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Santa's Sleigh & Christmas Star Bread

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.


  1. Hi Diane, I love your wonderful card, the Santa die is gorgeous, all the dies are fabulous really.
    Wonderful looking bread, will be checking out your link, and thanks for your recipe, but it tastes fabulous, Kate x

  2. First of all - I LOVE your card!!!! Such a fun card for Christmas and Santa is looking so jolly. Love it!
    Your bread looks so pretty and it was interesting the way you made it. Sounds wonderful!

  3. A really super card Diane, some fabulous dies and a really great scene.

    Kath x

  4. A super card Diane, such a fun Santa.
    Your star bread looks fabulous, it sounds like quite a complected process.
    Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

  5. Oh my godness I can't believe all of the wonderful details in your design here Diane!! Absolutely LOVE that darling Santa along with his sleigh full of goodies! The bread sounds wonderful! I love homemade bread! Thanks for sharing! :) HUGS

  6. A perfect Christmas scene Diane. Love the pretty sleigh and Santa is fabulous. The bread looks very yummy! Hugs, Carol S. xxxx

  7. Fabulous Santa card love all the dies and the little candy sticks-the bread looks delicious-not made bread for years!
    Carol x

  8. Adorable scene and love Santa and his sleigh and the little candy canes. So glad Santa decided to take a practice run X
    Thank you for sharing the recipe X

  9. I do like your card … and Christmas is getting closer and closer!

    All the best Jan

  10. Your Santa with sleigh is so cool, love all the details and great layering!
    your bread is so pretty I haven't seen anything like it

  11. Two quite impressive projects, Diane!! You are a woman of many talents!! Thanks for sharing them with us!!

  12. Hi Diane! THANK YOU for coming over to visit & leaving a comment! I HAD TO come over & return the favor! ;) Your card is SO CUTE! I LOVE Christmas Cards!(Have yet to get into mine, not that I haven't been working on them...) You little suckers in the sleigh look REAL! SUCH A FUN SCENE with Santa!!! ;) AND I LOOOVE your Cinnamon Star Bread!!! I'm SURE it is SO GOOD! I've seen this on the King Arthur Catalogue.... And was wondering how difficult it was!A BEAUTIFUL JOB on your Bread too!!!! ;) Inky Hugs!

  13. Diane, your Santa card is great! I love the lollipops and tiny candy canes. Great background too. I am in awe of your star bread. What an accomplishment! Hugs!

  14. I love your santa card and that bread looks yummy

  15. Love this jolly Sata card. Hugs Mrs A.

  16. A really lovely card - love these die-cuts and you have put them together perfectly - Michelle x

  17. What a fun and festive card. Sure will make a child (or grown-up) smile.

  18. Hi Diane,

    I don't know which I like more -- the adorable card or that fabulous looking bread. I'm sharing that link with my resident bread baker, Rick. It might be the perfect Christmas breakfast bread.

    I just stopped by to thank you for visiting me over at Marmelade Gypsy and leaving such a nice comment on my post about Paris. I'll have more to come and then England, so I hope to see you again!

  19. Thank you, Diane for visiting my blog and commenting. Your blog is delightful! That star bread is amazing! I am your newest follower!

  20. Aw! love this Santa card Diane, so cute. Love the little snowflakes too. Your Christmas star bread looks delicious, such a nice idea. Have a good week and thanks for your comment on my blog, much appreciated.
    Hugs Jennifer xx.

  21. Such a fabulous festive card. Love the jolly Santa.
    Gina xx

  22. The card is so cute, and the bread looks delicious!

  23. Love this adorable scene,Diana.The Santa is so cute.You've made a beautiful card with all these dies.


  24. Wonderful card, he looks so happy and love the tiny candy canes. Emma

  25. Diane, that star bread looks so beautiful!! Almost too beautiful to eat! Thank you so much for the recipe - I might have to give this one a try! Love your beautiful card, Santa does indeed look very jolly and this card just makes me happy! I love the little lollies sticking out :) Hugs, sweet friend!


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