Braided Nutella Star Bread

Bake unique star bread full of chocolate flavor
It was a really nice change to bake this bread after all those traditional Christmas cakes I have been preparing with my mom for last few days. Since this is a yeast dough, having a chance to make it right, was an additional satisfaction.

I can not even count the number of trials that we did to make it easier for you to follow, and the star shape to be perfect. In the end, it came out not only effective, but also very easy and not so sweet as it looks like. There were so many pieces to share, and all testers confirm they liked it. To be honest enough is enough, no more star bread until at least next year! ;)

What you need:

Tools:

  • large bowl
  • sieve
  • wooden spoon
  • rolling pin
  • 3 small bowls
  • small, plastic bottle
  • spatula
  • saucepan
  • cake tin
  • linen cloth
  • brush
  • small glass or cup
  • wooden butter knife
  • sharp kitchen knife

Supplies / ingredients:

  • 450 g (4 cup) of flour plus around 50 g ( ⅜ cup) for sprinkling
  • 180 ml (¾ cup) of milk
  • 2 egg yolks (use egg whites for brushing the bread)
  • 8 g (1 ½ tsp) of active dry yeast
  • 30 g (2 tbsp) of butter
  • 70 g (⅓ cup) of sugar
  • pinch of salt
  • 200 g (around 1 cup) of chocolate spread
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Let’s begin with gathering all ingredients and kitchen tools :) Remember to take the butter out of a fridge :)

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First, pour milk into a saucepan and heat it to 30 C° (around 85 F°). When the milk is warm, add yeast, one tbs of sugar and flour and dissolve all ingredients. Let it sit for 15 minutes to activate.

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For the best quality of the dough, sift flour through a sieve. Then, in a large bowl, combine all dry ingredients: flour, sugar and salt.



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0 thoughts on “Braided Nutella Star Bread

  1. Elise Myers says:

    I am definitely trying this for 4th of july. I was thinking of using red white and blue spread. Worth a try.

  2. Sunny Beamish says:

    I just discovered you and am so inspired but I too, love the music you are using for the tutorials and esp the one with the “sunny day” chorus..seeing as my nickname is Sunny..it would be much appreciated if I could find that song…would you be so kind as to share?

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