BM# 51 — Baking Marathon: Day 6 Bake of the Day: Breads — Hazelnut Spread Swirl Bread
This bread is very simple to make, but I messed it up 2 times before I got it almost right, the third time. This is probably the only bread that I made 3 times without giving up. I knew exactly what mistakes I made and wanted to make it right at the end.
OK, so here’s the story behind this bread: This Nutella swirl bread recipe is from Costco connection cookbook and the photo looked absolutely amazing and I wanted to make it for my chocolate loving son. The recipe is quite simple, dough with flour-yeast-sugar, 1 rise, then roll and spread Nutella, re-roll, cut and bake.
Attempt 1: Recipe says — brush water on the top and sprinkle with sugar. I got very smart and brushed milk on top and baked it for as long as the recipe suggested.
Result: Bread looks almost burnt and turns into a big crispy cookie.
Lesson learnt: Brush with water ONLY and bake for less time.
Attempt 2: Recipe CLEARLY says — Hazelnut spread (aka Nutella) swirl bread. I got toooooo intelligent and used a chocolate spread with candy in it. Baked it for less time though.
Result: You can see for yourself.
Lesson learnt: DON’T mess with THE Nutella.
Attempt 3: Followed the recipe and made adjustments according to my learnings. Result is almost what I was expecting.
Despite all of the failed attempts, none of the breads were wasted. Infact the first cookie-ish bread was actually loved by everyone. As for the second attempt, I simply scraped off the oozed out chocolate and that was finished in no time. The last one was a quick sale too 🙂
All in all, if you are a Nutella fanatic, then this is the bread for you. The dough itself is not too sweet, sweetness comes from the sugar sprinkled on top and the nutella spread. It’s great for breakfast with some fruit and milk.
A very inviting and addictive Nutella Swirl Bread. The dough itself is not too sweet, sweetness comes from the sugar sprinkled on top and the nutella spread. It's great for breakfast with some fruit and milk.