The Kids Cooking School is a nonprofit cooking school for kids right here in the Twin Cities.
While they are looking for a new location for their retail cooking space, classes are being held online and in Chef Tiffany’s home kitchen.
Classes are available for kids ages 6 and up. You can learn more about how to teach your kids to cook and other details about kids cooking classes on their website at www.kidscookingschool.org or the Kids Cooking School Facebook Page.
Christmas Star Bread
Prep Time for Kids: 45-60 min + rising time
Baking Time: 20 min + cooling
2 packages of crescent dough (full roll, not cut for crescent rolls)
3/4 cup of filling (strawberry or raspberry jam, Nutella, etc.)
2 Tablespoons of butter, melted
1 Tablespoon of butter for greasing pizza pan
2 Tablespoons of powdered sugar
flour to keep dough from sticking to surface
1. Grease a 14” pizza pan (or baking sheet) with butter.
2. Preheat oven to 375 degrees
3. Sprinkle flour on your clean, flat rolling surface.
4. Divide dough into 4 equal portions.
5. Roll one portion of dough in a 12” circle.
6. Gently place the dough circle on your greased pizza pan. If it tears, just pinch the tear together.
7. Spread 1/3 of the filling evenly over the dough circle. Leave ½ “ from the edge free of filling.
8. Repeat steps 4 – 6 for 2 more portions of dough.
9. Roll out the 4th portion of dough and lay on top. Do not add another layer of filling. It should be all gone by now!
10. Pro Tip: use a round cookie cutter and place it in the center of your dough. Do not press down, just use this as a guide so you won’t cut too far into the middle of the dough circle.
11. Use a sharp knife to cut 16 evenly spaced slices all the way around the circle. Start by cutting it in half, then cut each section in half again until you get 16 slices. This will help you make even slices. If you just start cutting around the circle, they probably won’t be even slices!
12. Remove the cookie cutter.
13. Grab two slices that are right next to each other – one in your left hand, and one in your right hand. Twist the end of the dough gently two times in an outward direction. This means that your left hand is twisting to the left, and your right hand is twisting to the right. Then pinch the end of the two slices together.
14. Repeat step 12 for the remaining slices. You should see the star start to form on your pan!
15. Cover your dough star and let it rise until it’s almost doubled. This usually takes about 30 minutes.
16. While the dough is rising, preheat oven to 375 degrees
17. Remove the cover and place your pizza pan/baking sheet in the oven and bake until the top of the dough is golden brown. This usually takes 18-22 minutes. Start checking your dough through the window of your oven at around 15 minutes. Do not open the oven! This could deflate your bread.
18. Remove from the oven and place it on a cooling rack.
19. While the bread is hot, brush melted butter on the top of your bread.
20. After the bread has cooled, sprinkle powdered sugar on top of the star bread. Use a small sifter to get even sprinkling all over the bread. If you use your hands it will be clumpy, but still delicious!
21. Share with friends and family and enjoy this fancy, simple holiday dessert.