unbleached all-purpose flour, 100% whole-wheat flour, wheat germ, water, powdered milk, sunflower oil, sugar, cardamom, kosher salt, yeast
⇑ Prune Jam Filling ⇑
Filling ingredients: prunes, water, sugar, cinnamon, vanilla
⇓ PC Choice Pure Apricot Jam Filling ⇓
Filling ingredients: Apricots, sugar, glucose, citric acid, pectin, ascorbic acid, malic acid
I WAS going to make three of these stars initially and then, as I was dividing the dough, suddenly found myself turning it into four.
As I was laboriously rolling out the layers for the second star, I was cursing myself. But I had made the prune jam especially for the filling – using up the last few drops of the wonderful vanilla that our brilliant neighbour gave to us for a previous Christmas. So of course, I was determined to use all the prune jam!
Then, I was REALLY cursing myself when I got to rolling out the dough for the fourth brioche star: I’d run out of prune jam on the last layer of the third star. Luckily, we had just the right amount of commercially-made apricot jam in the fridge….
For the final apricot version, I confess I was tired: I only rolled out three layers…. As I was twisting the sections, it didn’t seem to make any difference to the final shape at all!