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twisted bread topped with powder sugar

Twisted Bread With Blueberry Jam

With swirls of deep blue jam running through twists of golden dough, Twisted Bread With Blueberry Jam is an indulgent, buttery treat that’s great for celebrations or extra special breakfasts.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Rising Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 28 minutes
Servings 16 People
Calories 193kcal


  • 1 package ¼ ounce active dry yeast
  • ¼ cup warm water 110° to 115°
  • ¾ cup warm 2% milk 110° to 115°
  • 1 large egg room temperature
  • ¼ cup butter softened
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3-¼ cups all-purpose flour
  • ¾ cup seedless blueberry jam
  • 2 tablespoons butter melted
  • Confectioners' sugar


  • Dissolve yeast in warm water until foamy. In another bowl, combine milk, egg, butter, sugar and salt; add yeast mixture and 3 cups flour. Beat on medium speed until smooth with a dough hook, about 1 minute. Stir in enough remaining flour to form a soft dough.
    Continue to knead in the machine until smooth and elastic, about 6-8 minutes.
    Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease top. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour.
    twisted bread step by step
  • Punch down dough. Turn onto a lightly floured surface; divide into 4 portions. Roll 1 portion into a 12-in. circle. Place on a greased 14-in. pizza pan lined with parchment paper.
    Spread with one-third of the blueberry jam to within ½ in. of edge. Repeat twice, layering dough and jam, and ending with final portion of dough.
    Place a 2-½-in. round cutter on top of the dough in center of circle (do not press down). With a sharp knife or pizza cutter, make 16 evenly spaced cuts from round cutter to edge of dough, forming a starburst.
    step by step to make twisted bread
  • Remove cutter; grasp 2 adjacent strips and rotate twice outward. Pinch ends together. Repeat with remaining strips.
    Cover and let rise until almost doubled, about 30 minutes. Preheat oven to 375°. Bake until golden brown, 18-22 minutes. (Watch during final 5 minutes for any dripping.) Remove from oven; brush with melted butter, avoiding areas where jam is visible.
    dough being twisted in steps
  • Cool completely on a wire rack. Dust with confectioners' sugar.
    twisted bread topped with powder sugar


This bread is inspired / adapted by Taste of Home's Christmas Star Twisted Bread.
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Serving: 16People | Calories: 193kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 24mg | Sodium: 192mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 13g