As promised in my previous post, here is the Nutella brioche recipe! Don’t be fooled by the rather large portion… this stuff will be gone faster than you think. Warm fluffy brioche braided with chocolate hazelnut spread. Must I say more?! Enjoy this sweet bread with tea, coffee, or even cold milk. Around Easter time we love to bake bread, especially sweet breads. This recipe makes six small loaves (same size as banana bread loaves). When making bread, I like to make larger portions because it doesn’t make much sense for me to wait for the proofing/baking process for just one loaf. Bread is not something you can whip up right away, it takes time. Therefore make a lot and share it with your friends/family! 

Ingredients: 

1 1/4 cup warm milk (110 degrees farenheit)

1 cup sugar, divided 

2 tsp yeast 

7 -7 1/4 cups flour 

1/2 tsp salt 

6 eggs 

1 tsp vanilla

1 cup butter 

1 1/2 cups warmed Nutella, divided

Instructions:

1 . In a glass bowl or large measuring cup, combine milk, 1/4 cup sugar, and yeast. Leave this mixture in a warm place for about 20 minutes. Once it becomes frothy, give it a quick stir.

2 . Place the flour (start with 7 cups) and salt, and 3/4 cup sugar in the bowl of a stand mixer. Then pour the warm yeast mixture into the bowl. 

3 . Crack the eggs into a bowl and give them a quick whisk just to loosen them. Add the beaten eggs and vanilla extract to the rest of the ingredients in the mixer bowl.

4 . Using the hook attachment, beat the dough until it begins to come together. 

Cut the butter into slices and add 1/2 cup. Continue kneading the dough until the butter is well incorporated.

5 . Add the remaining 1/2 cup slices butter and kneed the dough on high speed for about 10 minutes or until the dough is smooth and elastic. If the dough isn’t coming together well enough, add the remaining 1/4 cup flour. 

6 . Place the dough onto a light floured surface and round it into a ball. Place it into a bowl greased with oil (lightly grease the top of the dough as well). Then cover with a cheesecloth and leave in a warm place for 1 hour or until it doubles in size.

7 . Once the dough has proofed, divide it into 6 equal pieces. These six pieces will equal six small Nutella brioche loaves. 

8 . Form each piece into a ball, then roll it out to a circle 12 inches in diameter.

9 . Evenly spread 1/4 cup warmed Nutella onto each dough circle. Then roll it up tightly. If you prefer more Nutella, you can add more. It just gets harder to work with when there is a lot of Nutella. 

10 . Using a sharp knife, cut the rolled up dough in half (lengthwise). Then cross over the 2 stands in a braid like fashion. 

10 . Spray 6 loaf pans with nonstick spray and place the braided Nutella brioche into the pans. Cover with a cheesecloth and let it proof in a warm place for 1 hour or until it doubles in size. 

11 . Once the dough has proofed, brush with egg wash (1 beaten egg + 1 tsp water) . Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 40 minutes until golden brown. 

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Nutella Brioche
 
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Serves: 6 loaves
Ingredients
  • 1¼ cup warm milk (110 degrees farenheit)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 tsp yeast
  • 7 -7¼ cups flour
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 6 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1½ cups warmed Nutella, divided
Instructions
  1. In a glass bowl or large measuring cup, combine milk, ¼ cup sugar, and yeast. Leave this mixture in a warm place for about 20 minutes. Once it becomes frothy, give it a quick stir.
  2. Place the flour (start with 7 cups) and salt, and ¾ cup sugar in the bowl of a stand mixer. Then pour the warm yeast mixture into the bowl.
  3. Crack the eggs into a bowl and give them a quick whisk just to loosen them. Add the beaten eggs and vanilla extract to the rest of the ingredients in the mixer bowl.
  4. Using the hook attachment, beat the dough until it begins to come together.
  5. Cut the butter into slices and add ½ cup. Continue kneading the dough until the butter is well incorporated.
  6. Add the remaining ½ cup slices butter and kneed the dough on high speed for about 10 minutes or until the dough is smooth and elastic. If the dough isn't coming together well enough, add the remaining ¼ cup flour.
  7. Place the dough onto a light floured surface and round it into a ball. Place it into a bowl greased with oil (lightly grease the top of the dough as well). Then cover with a cheesecloth and leave in a warm place for 1 hour or until it doubles in size.
  8. Once the dough has proofed, divide it into 6 equal pieces. These six pieces will equal six small Nutella brioche loaves.
  9. Form each piece into a ball, then roll it out to a circle 12 inches in diameter.
  10. Evenly spread ¼ cup warmed Nutella onto each dough circle. Then roll it up tightly. If you prefer more Nutella, you can add more. It just gets harder to work with when there is a lot of Nutella. 
  11. Using a sharp knife, cut the rolled up dough in half (lengthwise). Then cross over the 2 stands in a braid like fashion.
  12. Spray 6 loaf pans with nonstick spray and place the braided Nutella brioche into the pans. Cover with a cheesecloth and let it proof in a warm place for 1 hour or until it doubles in size.
  13. Once the dough has proofed, brush with egg wash (1 beaten egg + 1 tsp water) . Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 40 minutes until golden brown.