Star Bread

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Prep Time: 30 min.
Bake Time: 70 min.
Servings: 8-10
Difficulty: Expert

This lightly sweetened Star Bread is as delicious as it is beautiful.


12 Rhodes Yeast Dinner Rolls, thawed
4-5 tablespoons jam or chocolate-hazelnut spread
1-2 tablespoons butter, melted
1 tablespoon coarse sugar
powdered sugar


Spray counter with non-stick cooking spray. Combine 3 rolls together and roll them into a 10-inch circle. Let rest while you repeat this step to make 3 more 10-inch circles.

Carefully lift the first circle onto a sprayed baking sheet. Spread a heaping tablespoon of jam or chocolate hazelnut spread thinly on the circle leaving a clean, 1/2-inch edge. Carefully lift the second circle of dough on to the top of the first, press the edges together firmly. Repeat the layering process with remaining circles, leaving the top circle bare.

Leaving a 2-inch circle in the center uncut, cut 16 equal strips from the center to the edge through all the layers.

Take two adjacent strips by the ends and twist them away from each other 2 ½ times. Pull the two edges together and pinch making one point on the star. Repeat to make 7 more points.

Cover with sprayed wrap and let rise 30 minutes in a warm place. Uncover and re-pinch points.

Bake for 25-30 minutes at 350⁰F. Cover with foil after 20 minutes to prevent over browning. Remove from oven, brush with butter and sprinkle coarse sugar in the center. Let cool slightly before sprinkling with powdered sugar over the entire star.

  • Linda
    December 16, 2018

    You need A video of the sTeps.

    • Debbie from Rhodes
      December 17, 2018

      Thank you for your comment! I agree with you and will pass that along.

    • Faith
      December 19, 2018

      Please make a demonstration video on MAKING this please.

    • Gertrude
      December 21, 2018

      My grand daughter helped me find a video on youtube! They have lots of helpful ones, just replaced the dough with rhodes to make it easy. I ALSO DOUBLED THE AMOUNT NUTELLA USED. Delicious! Merry Christmas- gertrude from North Dakota

  • Mary
    December 16, 2018

    With the star bread instructions, a video would be very helpful.

    • Debbie from Rhodes
      December 17, 2018

      Thank you for your comment! Excellent idea! I will pass that along.

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