Putok Star Bread Recipe
Putok Star Bread is a perfect afternoon snack in the Philippines. The bread is rather dense and a little bit sweet. The top resembles a crown or bursting shape, which is the reason why it is called as such.
In a small jug, warm the milk in the microwave. Put the sugar and stir until dissolve. Add the active dry yeast and let it sit or 5-10 minutes until it becomes foamy on top.
Using a large bowl, whisk the flour, salt, and powdered milk. Add the melted butter, vegetable oil and eggs into the yeast mixture.
Combine the dry and wet ingredients using a wooden spoon or spatula until well incorporated and it forms a dough. Knead it manually into a lightly floured surface for about 8-10 minutes or use a stand mixer for 6 minutes at medium speed.
Transfer the dough to a greased bowl, cover with a tea towel and let it rise for 1 hour in a warm place.
Divide the dough into 20 pieces. Shape it into balls and arrange it on a prepared baking tray with parchment paper. Using a kitchen scissor, cut a cross-like shape on top. Cover with a tea towel and let it rise again for 30-45 minutes.
Once ready, brush each piece with milk and bake in a pre-heated oven at 160°C for 18-20 minutes.
Calories: 164kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 27mg | Sodium: 141mg | Potassium: 97mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 144IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 50mg | Iron: 1mg