It will relax and get easier to handle. Not in any cookbooks. Diane, Is there anywhere that I can purchase star bread? This homemade Italian Bread is a cool rise bread. Coppia Ferrarese calls for lard, but the last star bread I bought had liquid soybean oil and shortening as ingredients. They would cut small rounds from the horns and make little sandwiches of thinly sliced Italian cheeses and cold meats for appetizers. Bake one at a time in the center rack of the oven 18-20 minutes. You can use your KitchenAid to do the initial kneading. It takes some strong hand cranking to get the dough through the rollers in our pasta machine, but then again, that happens with pasta dough, too. Refrigerate dough for up to 1-2 days. One told me it’s just Vienna bread dough (false), but I simply couldn’t make it at home because I needed “special equipment” (misleading). There were a couple of places besides Balbonis that you could get it.