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Almond Star Bread is a delicious and unique twist on the traditional star bread recipe. It’s a sweet and savory bread with an almond paste brown sugar filling, perfect for breakfast, dessert or snack. The dough is shaped into the signature star shape and the result is a soft, flaky loaf with a sweet and nutty flavor that is sure to satisfy any sweet tooth.

Dough Options

There are many different directions you can use to make the dough for this star bread recipe. We almost always use homemade cinnamon roll dough, but you can also use:

  • store bought dough (you’ll need about 2 lbs)
  • Crescent Sheets (2 to 4 packs)
  • puff pastry dough (2 lbs)
  • Pie Crust Dough (4 Pie Crust Rounds)

Other Top Ideas

This recipe uses a simple egg wash dough and is topped with sliced ​​almonds.You can also use other topping options

  • Powdered sugar: Dust with powdered sugar on star buns for a sweet and elegant touch.
  • Honey: Drizzle honey over the star buns for a sweet and gooey texture.
  • Simple Glaze: In a small bowl, whisk 1/2 cup powdered sugar with 1 tablespoon water or milk and 1/4 teaspoon almond or vanilla extract. Add more water or milk as needed to create a thin consistency that can be easily drizzled over the dough.

freezing instructions

One way to make this snowflake bread recipe ahead of time is to prepare and then freeze. You can freeze the dough before baking or after:

  • To freeze the dough: Follow the dough recipe directions on the recipe card below. “Punch” the dough after it has risen to remove excess air. Wrap it tightly in plastic wrap, then add a layer of aluminum foil. It will keep in the refrigerator for up to 3 months! When ready to bake, let the dough thaw overnight in the refrigerator, then follow the directed shaping and baking instructions.
  • To Freeze Already Baked Star Bread: Let the bread cool completely, then place it in an airtight, freezer-safe container. It will keep in the refrigerator for up to 3 months. Let it defrost in the refrigerator overnight, then reheat in a 350°F oven until warmed through, about 5-10 minutes.

Storage and Reheating Instructions

You can store any leftover star bread in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 4 days. You can also store it in the refrigerator if you want it to last a little longer, so it will keep for a week. If you want to reheat it, you can heat it in the microwave in 30-second increments until heated through.

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An overhead view of a loaf of Almond Star Loaf with loose sliced ​​almonds scattered around it.

Almond Star Bread is a delicious and unique twist on the traditional star bread recipe. It’s a sweet and savory bread with an almond paste brown sugar filling, perfect for breakfast, dessert or snack.

Preparation time 1 Hour 30 minute

cooking time 25 minute

total time 1 Hour 55 minute

raw material

Dough Recipe

  • 1 cup warm milk
  • 1 tablespoon instant dry yeast
  • 2 tablespoon White sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 3 tablespoon salted butter softened
  • 1 big egg
  • 3 cup all purpose flour

almond filling

  • 1/2 cup almond paste soften
  • 1/4 cup softened butter
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar


  • 1 big protein
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1/2 cup almond slices


Dough Recipe

  • In the bowl of a stand mixer, combine warm milk, yeast, sugar, salt, butter, and eggs. Add the flour. Use the dough hook and turn on low speed.

  • Once the flour begins to incorporate into the dough, increase the speed to medium. Add more flour as needed to pull the dough away from the sides of the bowl. The dough mixture should be soft and sticky, but not stick to your hands. Add more or less flour until the dough reaches the desired consistency. The amount of flour you add when making bread is always an approximation and should be determined by feel.

  • Transfer dough to a lightly greased mixing bowl. Cover with a towel and let rise until doubled in size, about 1 hour.

Styling description:

  • Take the dough and divide it into 4 equal parts. Roll each piece into a large circle, about the width of the baking sheet. ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣

  • Place one circle on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Spread 1/3 of the almond mixture over the top, making sure to leave 1/4 inch around the edge of the circle.

  • Continue layering the remaining sections, but lay the 4th and final section flat on top. ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣

  • Use a small 2″ bowl to mark the center (or eyeball), then use a knife to cut 16 equal lines, leaving the small circle in the center. ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣

  • Take two strands and twist in opposite directions 2-3 times, then pinch the edges to seal. Continue to fit the pieces together until all the pieces fit together to form a large star shape. ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣

Topping and Baking Instructions

  • In a small bowl, whisk together the eggs and water until well combined. Brush the egg wash over the surface of the dough with a pastry brush. Sprinkle sliced ​​almonds on top.

  • Bake immediately in a 350°F oven (do not rise) for 20-25 minutes. ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ Serve once cool, frosting with your favorite icing sugar or powdered sugar. ⁣⁣


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Calories: 383kcal | carbohydrate: 49G | protein: 9G | fat: 17G | Saturated fat: 7G | Polyunsaturated fats: 2G | Monounsaturated fats: 7G | Trans fat: 0.4G | cholesterol: 45mg | sodium: 356mg | Potassium: 197mg | fiber: 3G | sugar: 15G | Vitamin A: 345unit | Vitamin C: 0.01mg | calcium: 88mg | iron: 3mg

Almond Star Bread