This Nutella Crunch Bread is very easy to make and now I was wondering why I stalled in making it as soon as I can. Ok. I was afraid that I will fail if I make it because looking at the magazine pictures, I thought that making this bread will be difficult as hell; but I was sooo wrong. I think you can make this Nutella Crunch Bread and succeed the first time around. So get you baking gears and get baking with me. There is a video below to walk you through the braiding process, to make it more easy.
You may have the same mentality as me about bread … YOU’D RATHER BUY ONE FROM THE STORE THAN BAKE YOUR OWN. To be honest, I don’t bake nor make my bread everyday. It is obviously faster and more convenient to buy them but once in awhile, once a week or even months, I bake my bread because baking is catharsis to me. It makes me feel relax and accomplished. And trying a bread recipe once and succeed in it after the first try, makes me feel happy, so I hope it baking your own bread will have the same effect on you.
Now let’s talk about the top of this bread. The name of this bread is Nutellla Crunch Bread so, Iwas expecting it to be crunch and stone hard crunchy, but top is just gently crunchy- not hard like those hard cookies. You will not break you teeth at all.
And the sweetness. When I was mixing the ingredients, I was worried that it uses only 1 tablespoons of sugar… I wondered how this will taste with a small amount of sugar, but the Nutella compensated for it giving it a chocolate-y sweetness.
I am not really a bake lover person. But I fancy myself making those artisan bread displayed in the bakery and I have been collecting bread magazine hoping that one day I will bake those bread in the pages. Looks like my time has arrived. I MADE MY FIRST ARTISAN BREAD.
I am very surprised how easy it was to make it and how tasty this bread turned out. Although, similar to any bread making I did few years back, it is the fermentation, proofing and rising that took a long time – yes it take waiting, thus patience to make this bread but I had fun specially that it was a success the first time around. I got very excited, I tell you.
SO PERFECT FOR MORNING COFFEE.
Check out this Pandesal I baked a few years back and maybe you can try this too.
BAKE FROM SCRATCH # 1 NUTELLA CRUNCH BRAID (BREAD)
- NUTELLA CRUNCH BRAID BREAD RECIPE
- Basic Pull Apart Bread Dough Recipe see below
- 1/2 cup 128 grams Nutella
- 1/2 cup 57 grams toasted and finely chopped hazelnuts, skin removed
- BASIC PULL APART BREAD DOUGH
- 2/3 cup 160 grams warm whole milk (105 degree F)
- 1 tablespoon 12 grams granulated sugar
- 2 1/4 teaspoon 7 grams active dry yeast
- 3 1/4 cups 406 grams all-purpose flour,divided
- 1/4 cup 57 gramsunsalted butter,melted
- 2 large eggs 100 grams
- 1 teaspoon 3 grams kosher salt
- NUTELLA CRUNCH BRAID (BREAD)
- Spray 10 inch round cake pan
- On a lightly floured surface,turn out Basic Pull Apart Bread Dough.Punch bread dough down and gently shape into a ball. Cover and let rest for 10 minutes.
- Roll dough into 16 x 14 inch rectangle. Spread Nutella onto dough, leaving 1/2 inch border on all sides.Sprinkle with toasted Hazelnuts.
- Starting with one long side, roll dough as seen as the video seal each edge.
- Place dough seam side down on a cutting board.
- Using serrated knife, cut roll in half lengthwise. Twist dough around each other and turn into a circle.
- Cover and let rise in a warm plaace for 45 minutes.
- Preheat oven to 350 degree F and bake until golden brown around 35 minutes. Cover with tin foil halfway to prevent over browning.
- Let cool before inverting in a serving plate.
- BASIC PULL APART BREAD DOUGH
- In a bowl of a stand up mixer fitted with the paddle attachment,combine warm milk,sugar and yeast.
- Let stand until mixture is foamy, about 10 minutes.
- With mixer on low speed,add 1 cup flour, beating until just combine ( DON'T OVERMIX, OR THE BREAD WILL BECOME DRY. YOU CAN JUST ALSO USE A SPATULA TO DO THIS.)
- Add the melted butter and 1/2 cup flour beating until combine.
- Beat in eggs.
- Gradually add salt and remaining 1 and 3/4 cup flour beating until soft dough forms. (DOUGH WILL BE STICKY)
- Spray a large bowl with cooking spray. Place dough in a bowl, turning to grease top. Loosely cover and let rise in a warm place about 75 degree F. until double in size , about an hour.