This is my last post…. from Australia anyways for the next month or so. YES I am going back home to see my family and little brother’s graduation 🙂
My boyfriend bought me a jar of Nutella and I thought it would be nice to make something with it. Also I’ve seen this a couple of times already and wanted to give it a try. I’ll say its harder than I thought it would be.
This will take you a good 5 hours, if not more, to make. So don’t be in a rush to eat this just yet!
small jar of Nutella
70ml warm water
180ml warm milk
7gr dry yeast (one sachet)
1 tbsp honey
In a large bowl, mix milk, flour, yeast till the liquids have been absorbed. Then add the water and one egg at the time, and the honey last. At this point, flour a working surface and knead the butter in the dough gradually, piece by piece. The dough will get pretty sticky but keep on kneading and adding very little flour at the time and it should become a lovely smooth ball. Place it in a buttered bowl. Get a clean tea towel, wet it with piping hot water, ring it and then place it on the bowl. Put aside in a warm place (or in the turned off oven) for three hours minimum.
The dough is now double its original size! YAY, for some like me this is a great accomplishment when it comes to yeast, my greatest and fiercest enemy in baking ;P
Take the dough out of the bowl and cut it in 4 equal parts, which you will shape into a ball and cover with cling film for 20 minutes.
Cut 4 sheets on parchment paper. On each sheet you will roll out each ball of dough to achieve a circle of 26 cm diameter (this is very approx, the measurement is just a guideline to know how big and thick the dough should be). Once you rolled out each ball, place in the fridge for 20 minutes.
Take the first circle out and smear with Nutella. Make sure you cover all the surface, don’t be stingy with that chocolate! :)Take the second circle out and place it on the top of the first and repeat till you finish all circles.
Place the stack in the fridge for another 30 minutes.
Turn oven on 180°.
Once time has passed, place the stack on the baking tray (it was my mistake not to do this, this is hindsight advice) and cut the stack with a cross shape leaving the centre intact.
Then cut between the lines you have made and then cut those slices in half also. You should get 16 slices.
Now this is tricky part. I wasn’t able to take pics of this, my hands were too covered in Nutella. The slices will be paired in twos. Choose two slices to start with. Take the left slice and twist it clockwise twice. Now the right slice twist counterclockwise twice and join the ends together. Do this all way round the brioche.
this is what you should get. You can tell I made a mess, there is chocolate all over the place!
Now put in the oven for 30-40 minutes.
doesnt it look glorious? For a first attempt its not too bad, but I can always improve 🙂
Hope you manage to make it look prettier! If you do, please show me the pics and maybe give me some tips 🙂
Ciao for now Aussieland! xox