Nutella Bread can be eaten any time of the day. It makes a great grab-and-go breakfast, a sweet mid-morning snack, or a dessert whenever something sweet is desired. My kids and I usually just call it Chocolate Bread, but regardless of what it’s called, it’s great!
- 1 cup milk
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1 packet rapid or quick yeast
- 3 cups flour, bread flour, preferably
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 stick of butter, melted and cooled
- Warm milk in microwave for 40 - 50 seconds on HIGH. It should be warm, but not hot.
- Combine milk, sugar, and yeast and let sit for 5 minutes or until foamy.
- Place flour and salt in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a dough hook. On low, add yeast mixture and cooled butter. Combine until smooth. Increase speed and knead for 3-5 minutes.
- Place dough in a large bowl that has been "greased" with oil, turning to coat the dough.
- Place in a warm place and allow to rise until doubled in size, about an hour. Divide dough in half and work one half at a time.
- Roll each half into a rectangle on a lightly-floured surface.
- Spread Nutella down the middle third of the rectangle lengthwise.
- With a sharp knife, cut 1-inch strips down both sides of dough from filling to edge.
- Starting at one end, fold a strip from one sides towards the middle. Next, fold the strip directly across over onto the first strip. Repeat. (See How to Braid Bread for further directions.)
- Place on a baking sheet and let rise for about 1 hour or until it has doubled again. (I like to spray my loaves with nonstick spray.)
- Bake loaves for 20 to 25 minutes in an oven that has been preheated to 350 degrees.
- Remove from the oven and allow to cool before cutting. Store in an airtight container.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 16 Serving Size: 1 slice
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 201 Total Fat: 7g Saturated Fat: 5g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 2g Cholesterol: 16mg Sodium: 128mg Carbohydrates: 30g Fiber: 1g Sugar: 4g Protein: 4g
Nutella and this homemade sweet bread dough are a match made in chocolate heaven. The faux braid is not difficult to make and results in a beautiful loaf.
How To Braid Bread
Roll out freshly made dough, or dough that has been frozen and thawed, into a large rectangle.
Slather a generous amount of Nutella down the middle third. (My middles are usually quite generous because I like a lot of filling.)
Along the length of each side cut 1-inch strips. Stop cutting just before you reach the filling.
Starting at one end, take the top strip and fold it at an angle over the filling so that it almost touches the other side.
Repeat this step, alternating sides as you go.
When you reach the end be sure to tuck or pinch the final piece. This may not be real pretty and you can always cut it off after it has baked. (You can consider it your sample piece and enjoy it.)
It’s pretty easy and makes your finished loaves look nicer.