Chocolate & Cherry Star Bread

This Star Bread made with Cotswold Flour and packed full of delicious Cherry Jam from Cherry Tree Preserves and Montezuma’s Chocolate is the perfect tear and share bread for Valentines’s Day. Though it’s so tasty, you may not want to share!

Feeds: 6-8

Baking Time: 20 minutes


Dough Ingredients:

  • 450g Cotswold Flour Strong Bread Flour
  • 70g white sugar
  • 7g salt
  • 7g fast action yeast
  • 54g butter
  • 1 egg (reserve 1tbsp for the egg wash)
  • 1tsp vanilla extract
  • 2tsp cinnamon
  • 200ml milk

Filling Ingredients:

  • 200g Cherry With Amaretto Jam from Cherry Tree Preserves
  • 100g chopped Montezuma’s Dark or Milk Chocolate Buttons


  1. Mix together the flour, sugar, salt, and yeast in a large bowl
  2. Mix in the butter, cinnamon, and vanilla extract until it forms crumble, then mix in the egg (save 1tbsp for the egg wash)
  3. Mix in the milk until it all comes together
  4. Knead for 5-10 mins until it holds its shape and isn’t as sticky. Add a little more flour if it’s too sticky
  5. Cover and proof for an hour/until doubled in size
  6. Split the dough into four even pieces and roll into a ball
  7. Roll each piece of dough out to a circle 10 inches wide & 3-5mm thick
  8. Place one piece of rolled dough on greaseproof paper/a silicon baking mat
  9. Spread some of the jam on top and sprinkle over 1/3rd of the chopped chocolate
  10. Put the 2nd piece of rolled out dough on top and cover with more jam and chopped chocolate. Repeat with the 3rd piece of dough
  11. Place the 4th piece of dough on top and don’t put any jam or chocolate on top of this piece
  12. Cut 14 slits around a central point in the dough
  13. Take two adjacent pieces of the dough and twist in separate directions, then squeeze the ends together. Repeat for all sections
  14. Proof for 30 mins
  15. Preheat your oven to 180C fan
  16. Brush the leftover egg over the dough
  17. Bake for 15-20 mins, then enjoy! Best eaten warm

Thank you to Bonnie from Bon Bon’s Bakes for this delicious recipe. If you’d like to see more, please visit her on Instagram