Nutella Christmas Braided Brioche

This year, you should make your Christmas decorations in the form of food. Or better yet, food in the shape of a Christmas decoration. Try this delicious and creative bread with Nutella. We offered a recipe for a type of bread before (but in a different shape) and we received a lot of valuable feedback. So we tried a different approach with this. Here is what you’ll need:

  • 250 g of 00 flour;
  • 250 g of Manitoba flour;
  • 2 eggs;
  • 60 g sugar;
  • 180 ml of milk;
  • 30 g butter;
  • 1 packet of dry yeast;
  • Nutella;
  • 2 tablespoons of milk to use before baking;

The way to do it isn’t that hard. Start by mixing the two type of flour with each other, add the yeast and sugar, mix well and form a hole in the center. Break eggs, beat them slightly, and then add the milk and melted butter. Work with your hands to form a soft dough. Afterward, cover the bowl with plastic wrap and let it rise until it doubles in volume.

Next, divide the dough into 4 equal pieces, roll each into a triangle form from which you cut at the bottom, so you’ll achieve a tree-like shape (just like in the photo). Put the first shape on the baking sheet and spread over a layer of Nutella, leaving 1 cm from the edges. Cover with the other shape by placing it gently and sealing the edges well, then spread on top another layer of Nutella. Continue until there aren’t any shape left; the top one shouldn’t be covered with chocolate.

Make some cuts in order to do the twists, as they are shown in the figure. When you have completed this, let it rise for about 30 minutes then brush gently with some milk. Bake in the oven for about 25-30 minutes at 180 degrees. The result is one delicious chocolate brioche in the shape of a lovely Christmas tree.