Choc Hazelnut Egg Bread Braid

Choc Hazelnut Egg Bread Braid

Serves: 10  

Ingredients :

  • 4 cups (600g) bread flour 
  • 2 tsp (7g) Active Dry Yeast 
  • 2 tbsp caster sugar 
  • 1 tsp salt 
  • ½ cup (125ml) cold water 
  • ½ cup (125ml) cold milk,  
  • 60g cold butter, finely diced 
  • 2 eggs, slightly beaten,  
  • 1/2 cup (140g) chocolate hazelnut spread, warmed 
  • 1/3 cup toasted salted peanuts, coarsely chopped 
  • Icing sugar to serve  


Choc Hazelnut Egg Bread Braid Method:

  1. Place 2 cups of the flour, yeast, sugar and salt into the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment. Mix well at low speed for 1 minute 
  2. Add water, milk and diced butter and beat at low speed for 1-2 minutes or until butter has been incorporated.  
  3. Remaining at low speed, gradually add beaten eggs a little at a time. Increase speed to medium and beat for 2 minutes. Mixture should be glossy and sticky. 
  4. Remove paddle attachment and insert dough hook. Beat on low speed and slowly add remaining flour, ½ cup at a time until it forms a firm dough. Increase speed and knead for 5 minutes or until dough is smooth and elastic. 
  5. Tip dough onto a lightly flour work surface and form into a ball. Place in a lightly oiled bowl and turn to grease top. Cover; and allow to rise for 1-1/2 hours or until doubled in size. 
  6. Punch down dough and roll out to form a 30cm x 35cm rectangle. Spread chocolate-hazelnut spread onto dough leaving a 11/2cm border on all sides. Sprinkle over chopped peanuts.  
  7. Starting from one of the long sides, roll up dough to form a log. Position roll in front of you and with a sharp knife cut the centre lengthwise, leaving intact the edge farthest from you, so that the two halves of dough are not completely separated but remain attached. Braid the two edges without tightening and try to keep the dough with the choc hazelnut facing up. Place onto a greased and line baking tray. Rise in warm place for 15-20 minutes (note: dough is ready when indentation remains after lightly touching)  
  8. Preheat oven 200°C/ 180°C (fan forced). Bake 25- 30 minutes until golden brown. Check at 15 minutes and if browning too fast, cover with foil. Cool on wire rack and serve dusted with icing sugar. 


Recipe by Australian Eggs

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