Mince Pie Dark Cherry Star Bread – vegan

Well this is a bit of a stunner of a festive treat! Star bread filled with layers of sweet dark cherry jam and mincemeat – like a festive version of sharable chelsea bun.

I know it looks a little complex to make – but i promise its not. I’ve now made this three time over the last few weeks and it just gets better and of course easier to make – if you’d like to see how its made head over to my Instagram as there’s a little video.

BTW – Make sure your yeast isnt out of date! I made that mistake without realising and of course my bread didnt rise!

I hope you try this one – its quite special.

Much love, Niki xxx

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  6 servings
  1 1/2 hrs preparation time
  30 minutes cook time


To make the dough; 

  • 450g strong white flour 
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt 
  • 1 tsp all spice
  • 3 tbsp sugar

For wet mix;

  • 1 tsp quick yeast 
  • 1 tbsp sugar 
  • 200 ml warm plant based milk
  • 120g vegan butter


  • 3 tbsp dark cherry jam
  • 2 tbsp Mixed fruit 
  • 4 tbsp mincemeat 

To top

  • Dark cherry jam
  • Icing sugar


To make the bread;

  1. Warm the milk gently in a pan.
  2. Add the yeast, warm milk, and 1 tablespoon of sugar to a jug. Mix and set it aside for 5 minutes until it goes throthy.
  3. In a separate large bowl, add the flour, salt and mix well. 
  4. Create a hole in the middle of the flour and gradually add the liquid and bring together to form a loose dough.
  5. Now add in the soft butter and mix and knead on a floured board until soft and springy. Knead for aprox 5 minutes.
  6. Transfer back to the bowl and cover with a damp cloth for about an hr until risen and pillowy.
  7. The dough should have doubled in size. 
  8. Transfer back onto the floured chopping board and knead again to knock back. 
  9. Divide into 3 equal parts and form into a ball
  10. Roll out each ball to aprox 26cm
  11. Line a large baking tray with baking paper
  12. Place the first disk onto the baking paper and spread the cherry jam over the top.
  13. Place the next dough disk over the top and then spread over the mincemeat and mixed fruit
  14. Place the final dough disk over the top and make sure it fits perfectly over
  15. Squish down a little.
  16. Now place a small round bowl in the centre (I used a 9cm) and press down a little to make a indent.
  17. Now cut strips from the edge the circle – cut 12 even strips. 
  18. Using both hands, grab two strips and twist them away from each other three times, then press the two ends together to make a point. Your star bread will have 6 points.
  19. Rest for bread for 30 minutes.
  20. Pre-heat your oven to 180c
  21. Transfer to your oven and cook for 25 minutes until risen and fluffy.
  22. Remove from the oven and brush with cherry jam and sprinkle with icing sugar

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