‘Star bread’ biscuits

Among the most popular recipes for kids are those which imitate and reproduce the most famous commercial products in a homemade version. One example, which we describe in today’s recipe, is ‘star bread’ biscuits, fragrant and "chocolatey", just perfect for children. These biscuits are great when eaten at breakfast, particularly if soaked in milk, or as a snack, or simply when you want to indulge yourself with something sweet and chocolatey. They are very crumbly and taste delicious, exactly like the originals, and will be loved by both children and adults! What are we waiting for? Let's learn how to make these homemade star biscuits together! The recipe is very simple to follow, and is accompanied by a comprehensive set of photos that illustrate each step, thus making it even easier to make these fantastic ‘star bread’ biscuits!


  • Italian 00 flour 500 grams
  • honey 2 tablespoons of honey
  • cocoa 30 grams
  • butter 160 grams
  • eggs 1 unit
  • icing sugar 300 grams
  • milk 40 millilitres
  • hazelnuts 20 grams Toasted and peeled
  • yeast 15g of baking powder
  • salt
  • dark chocolate 30 grams

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10 minutes Total time
10 minutes Active time
Serves 6 persons
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Finely chop the hazelnuts with 60g icing sugar. Work the butter and the nut mixture together, and then add the egg yolk, salt, baking powder, milk, remaining icing sugar, cocoa, melted chocolate, honey and flour. Knead well until the dough is smooth. Roll out the dough on a floured surface and then cut out the biscuits in any shape you like, put them on a baking sheet covered with parchment paper, and bake in the oven at 180°C for 10 minutes. While the biscuits are baking, prepare a glaze with water and sugar, and make the little decorative stars with a small pastry bag.

These ‘star bread’ biscuits traditionally have little icing starlets on them, but if you're in a hurry you can leave them out, or alternatively you could sprinkle over some icing sugar. If you want to make the stars, just like in the originals, then use some icing.
The recipe for ‘star bread’ biscuits is now 30 years old.

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