Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Nutella Star Bread | How to make Nutella Star Bread

I know we just completed our Mega BM on a Journey through the Cuisines, and so soon its time for the monthly edition to begin. I have picked up very interesting themes for my kids this week. They were over the board, enjoying the treats. I know when the whole month so focussed on sweets, my littles ones hardly got anything to enjoy. They were in fact coming back asking when I will bake something for them. So I will be going into the task of baking some cakes soon.

This Nutella bread was something I baked within days of Pavani first posting it. I have been seeing this in many blogs, something Pavani's pictures were so pulling and I baked it almost right away. This is also a milestone dish for me, because Chinnu for the first time in his life, eat a bread and enjoyed. Of course, it all happened because I involved him in kneading and playing with the dough for a while, then there was Nutella. He did the spreading for two layers. These were reasons enough to get himself eat this.
Both Konda and Peddu were so taken aback and thrilled that he was eating. They kept asking if he knew he was eating a bread. Chinnu was so boastful in saying he knew it as he was also part of prepping up the dough. This was also the fastest one to disappear. The evening I baked it, it disappeared by night. None of them ate anything else that night.

I am really hoping to repeat this dish soon as Peddu keeps asking when I will bake some garlic bread for him again and the countless bread that I have baked for him. 

Coming back to the theme, we are starting week 1 of BM#64, themes on Shaped bread. Since I have a creative BM Buddies who are experts in baking bread, I decided to challenge them to share some shaped bread.
Sending  this to Priya Srinivasan who is hosting my Kid's Delight, themed on Brunch Ideas for Kids.

I also have another Brunch Idea for Kids - Nutella Stuffed Pancakes

Nutella Star Bread

Ingredients Needed:

All-purpose flour 2 cups
Instant Yeast - 2 tsp
Sugar - 2 tbsp
Salt - 1 tsp
Dry Milk powder - 1/4 cup
Lukewarm Water / Milk - 3/4 cup + 2~4tbsp
Unsalted Butter, softened - 1/4 cup
Nutella  - 1/2 cup or more
Milk - 2 tbsp

How to make the Nutella Star Bread

For the Dough

Combine flour, yeast, sugar,salt, dry milk powder, butter and lukewarm water (warm milk) in a large bowl. Mix and knead to make a soft, smooth dough.

Place the dough in a lightly greased bowl, cover and let it rise for 60 minutes, until it's nearly doubled in volume. I normally keep it in pre heated oven, it gets done much faster.

Divide the dough into 4 equal pieces. Shape each piece into a ball. Cover them and let them rise for 15 minutes.

On a lightly greased or floured surface, roll 1 piece of dough into 10" circle. Place the circle on a parchment lined baking sheet. Spread nutella evenly on the surface, leaving 1/4" of bare dough around the perimeter. Roll out a second dough circle the same size as the first and place it on top of
the first, Nutella covered circle. Repeat the layering process - Nutella, dough circle - leave the top circle bare.

Place a 3" bowl or a glass in the center of the dough circle as a guide. With a sharp knife, cut the circle into 16 equal strips, from the cutter to the edge, through all the layers. Using 2 hands, pick up two adjacent strips and twist them away from each other twice so that the top side is facing up again.

Repeat with the remaining strips of dough so that there are eight pairs of strips. Pinch the pairs of strips together to create a star-like shape with eight points.

Cover the star and let it rise until it becomes noticeably puffy, about 45 minutes.

Preheat the oven for 400°F / 200 C

Brush the star with milk and bake for 12~15 minutes, until it's nicely golden.

Remove from the oven and allow to cool for about 10 minutes before serving.

You can make this vegan by using almond milk. You can also add 1/4 potato powder as well.

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vaishali sabnani said...

That is a gorgeous bread , looks sinful and pretty too . So glad Chinu enjoyed , i know we should bake breads more often .

Archana Potdar said...

Sinfully delicious. So now konda n peddu have competition

Gayathri Kumar said...

Beautiful bread Valli. This type of breads are in my to do list for long. Hope to do it for this BM. My daughter will be very happy if I make this..

www.annapurnaz.in said...

Though I'm not into baking too much, but this star shaped nutella bread is prompting me to bake one....surely going to make it on friday when my son will return from hostel

shibani Mishra said...

Thats amazing Srivalli

Vandana Rajesh said...

Beautiful bread Srivalli and loved the way you have simplified it with the step by step recipe.

Priya Suresh said...

Have already tried this nutella flower shaped bread and its was a big hit among my kids, now you are making me drool again.

Sarita said...

Nutella bread looks superb! Iam sure my kids love to have this any time. Will try this soon.

Amara Annapaneni said...

That's one amazing bread Valli. Love it, bookmarked:)

Sandhya Ramakrishnan said...

Looks so good Valli and I was also drawn to it by the pictures on social media. I totally enjoyed making it and I am so glad you got your kid to eat it.

Chef Mireille said...

when you get kids involved in the cooking, they are much more eager to try different foods. Sometimes when parents visit my classes they are stunned to see their kids eating same thing they cook at home that kid refuses to eat. Glad this bread was loved by all.

Sapana Behl said...

I also bookmarked it from Pavani's space.You have made it so perfect and beautifully.

Harini-Jaya R said...

Gorgeous looking star bread, Valli. And Nutella filling just makes it all better :)

Pavani N said...

This is our family favorite bread -- it is so beautiful to look at and tastes amazing too :-) Your bread turned out great. Thank you for the mention :-) You are tempting me to make this again.

Priya Srinivasan said...

Pretty bread, we too enjoyed this when i made it for last bake-a-thon!!!

Sowmya :) said...

This looks stunning! It has been on my to-do list for a long time

veena krishnakumar said...

Vibha loved this bread. It has come out so well valli

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