Chocolate Cinnamon Wreath Bread

The other day i decided to try this dinner rolls dough with fillings . Since they’re so light and fluffy , i can imagine that they’ll be good pretty much for anything . So first thing come to mind was cinnamon rolls , but i get tired of cinnamon rolls with icing , i thought why not trying the nutella chocolate spread as its filling ? I am a fan of nutella , who doesn’t like nutella out there ? If you’re one of them , you should def. give them a try . Not only they’re yummy with toast , but this bread is so so so good !! It was confirmed not only by me ( i am biased cos i am the baker LOL ) . But i had 3 guests this afternoon , right after this bread got out from the oven , they all said it is delicious , very light and fluffy .

So , nothing different as far as the recipe , i used the recipe above , and the only thing is different is the way i am shaping them . I divided the dough into 2 , and then made each one of them into rectangle . Maybe about 15×10 , doesn’t need to be exact . And then sprinkle a little cinnamon all over , not too much and then spread some nutella on top of it . Leaving the edges without nutella . Then roll them like spiral , and make a circle , connect each end , and brush with little water and pinch it to seal . Transfer to a parchment paper lined cookie sheet . (details instruction below with pictures )

Direction :

1/2 cup of warm milk ( about 100 F )

1/2 cup of warm water

1/3 cup of softened butter

1 egg

1 tsp. of salt

1/3 cup of sugar

Almost 3 3/4 cup of flour

2 1/4 tsp. of active dry yeast

Nutella and ground cinnamon ( or any other fillings .. pecans , almonds , walnut , almond paste .. etc )

Obviously , If you have a bread machine , just put everything in order and select dough , let the machine does the job for you .

If you don’t have bread machine , then this is the instruction :

1. Sprinkle the yeast in the warm water , let it sit for about 5-10 minutes . Mix the melted butter and warm milk , sugar, with salt and beaten eggs .

2. Then mix the yeast mixture with egg milk butter mixture , and pour on top of the flour . Use about 3 cups , and you can add little bit at a time until the dough gets elastic and not too sticky . Don’t add too much dough at a time because too much flour will dry out your bread dough , and turn out to be dry bread . Mix with mixer , or wooden spoon , once the mixer gets too heavy or the spoon gets too heavy for the dough , time to get your hands in the dough , keep adding flour until it cleans the side of the bowl . Take it out , and knead on the lightly floured surface for 8 minutes . Then butter a large clean bowl , and place the dough in , cover with plastic , let it sit in warm place for an hour or until it doubles in size .

3. Once it’s doubled in size , take it out , don’t punch the dough , just take it out , and divide into 2 . Work on 1 dough , roll it out into 15×10 rectangle , and then sprinkle with cinnamon , and spread the nutella on top . After that roll them into spiral and connect each end to form a circle . Pinch the edges to seal .

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Now , using scissors , cut ( not all the way through ) , about 8-10 pieces around . Remember don’t cut all the way through.

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Cover loosely with light cloth or plastic wrap . Let it sit in warm place for 30-45 minutes , until it rises again .

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Preheat oven to 325 F , bake for 15 minutes , turn half way through so it’ll get brown evenly .

 

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Take it out once it’s done , and brush with softened butter .

 

 

 

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Let it sit for 5 minutes before slicing with serrated knife .

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