Simple Braided Nutella Bread
This is how I celebrated World Nutella Day. Come take a look at this Simple Braided Nutella Bread.
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 16 servings
- 4½ cups all purpose flour separated 1½ and 3 cups
- 2¼ teaspoons active dry yeast 8 grams
- 1 cup milk
- 1 cup mashed potato cooked
- 1/3 cup butter cut up
- 1/4 cup sugar granulated
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1½ teaspoon cinnamon
- 1-2 tablespoons flour
- 1/3 cup Nutella slightly warmed in microwave
In a large mixing bowl (of stand mixer) combine 1½ cups of flour with yeast. Set aside.
Combine milk, potato, butter, sugar, and salt in a medium saucepan. Heat on medium heat until butter starts to melt.
Remove from heat.
Add to flour mixture and mix on low speed for about one minute.
Add eggs and continue beating until well incorporated (2-3 minutes).
Switch to dough hook.
Add the rest of the flour (3 cups) and mix for about 5 minutes until smooth and elastic. Alternately, you can knead by hand.
Place the dough in a lightly greased bowl. Make sure to turn dough in order to completely coat the dough with the grease.
Let rise for about 45 minutes or until doubled in size.
Turn it out on a lightly floured board and let it rest for about 10 minutes.
Meanwhile prepare the filling by combining the brown sugar, cinnamon and flour in a small bowl. Set aside.
Line large cookie sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.
Preheat oven to 375° F.
Roll out dough until you get an 18 x 12 inch rectangle.
Spread softened Nutella on the dough and evenly sprinkle the filling mixture.
Roll into a log, starting with the long side.
Cut the roll lengthwise, in three. Start the incision 1 1/2 inches from the top.
Start making a braid with the three strands. Tuck ends underneath braid.
Place in prepared pan.
Cover and let rise for about 30 minutes or until double in size.
Bake for about 30 minutes or until golden brown.
Cool slightly before slicing...if you can resist.
Please keep in mind that the nutritional information provided below is just a rough estimate and variations can occur depending on the specific ingredients used.
*recipe lightly adapted from recipe in Cook's Secrets Magazine
Serving: 1serving | Calories: 272kcal | Carbohydrates: 45g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 32mg | Sodium: 203mg | Potassium: 157mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 175IU | Vitamin C: 3.1mg | Calcium: 42mg | Iron: 2.2mg