Saturday, September 13, 2014

Nutella Flower Bread

There are several Youtube videos making this bread and all of them are pretty good but i find that Steve's Kitchen is clear and his instruction is easy to follow. I have changed the bread recipe and used a bread machine to make the dough.  The result is a lovely googy sweet bread which is too pretty to break up and devout, but who can resist, the fragrance perfumed the whole house.


180ml / 3/4  cup  Milk(adjust accordingly, i had to use more cos my flour is extra dry)
2 Egg Yolks (keep the whites to glaze the bread)
70g / 1/3  cup  fine granulated sugar
1 tsp salt
450g /1lb  Bread Flour(i used 400 g bread flour and 50 g cake flour)
1 1/2 tsp instant yeast

30g / 1oz unsalted Butter

1 cup of Nutella


Put the milk, egg yolks, sugar, salt, flours and lastly the instant yeast into the bread machine bowl and choose the dough function and press start.

When the dough has been kneaded for a while(time depends on your bread machine) and the dough is smooth, add in the butter and continue until the dough function is completed.

When the bread machine beeps for dough function completion, remove dough onto counter top and shape the dough into baton with a lot of traction(follow Bread shaping demo with ciril hitz).  Cover with plastic wrap and a damp cloth and allow to rest for at least 10 minutes.

After resting, knead the baton lightly to make it longer.  Divide dough into 4 sections(i weighed the baton and then divide the weight with 4).  Shape each section (follow Bread Shaping Demo with Ciril Hitz) into rounds.  Cover again with plastic wrap and then a damp cloth and rest for 10 minutes.

After 10 minutes,  follow Steve's Kitchen) to shape the flower.

The scrap removed from the edges when shaping the flower can be tuned into a flower bun
Before baking


Allow the flower to proof until double in size.  When the flower is doubled in size, brush with egg white and spray the baking sheet with water.

Bake in preheated 350f/180c for 12 - 15 minutes for convection oven and 15 - 20 minutes for convection over or until golden brown.

Remove from oven, and remove the flower bread onto a cake rack to cool before serving


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