Chocolate Hazelnut Swirl Bread

by Kate on May 23, 2014

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Presentation is something that’s always very important to me. They say that we eat with our eyes first and who wouldn’t want a slice of this chocolate hazelnut swirl sweet bread? Those beautiful twists mean that there’s chocolate hazelnut spread in each bite! The best part is that those beautiful swirls are easier to make than you might expect. Layers of sweet dough are stacked on top of one another with chocolate hazelnut spread in between. Then the fun begins to create those twists and twirls. I’ve seen countless beautiful twisted loaves of breads and thought it high time I give the method a try!

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I recently had the opportunity to try Nocciolata Hazelnut Spread. As a huge fan of anything that involves chocolate and hazelnuts, I jumped at the chance. Straight out of the jar, this smooth cocoa spread is a treat. It has a complex nutty taste that I fell in love with so I knew it would be perfect for this chocolate sweet bread. It didn’t disappoint! This bread was met with rave reviews from my taste testers. Having now made a chocolate hazelnut version next up? I think a cinnamon sugar version would be incredible too! How about jam? A strawberry or raspberry jam would make a lovely presentation of red swirls.

I think these layers could be filled with so many different things so let your imagination run wild! This chocolate hazelnut swirl is surprisingly not overly sweet making it perfect with your morning cup of coffee or as a sweet afternoon snack. It’s sure to be just sweet enough to satisfy.

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Enjoy!

~K

**Disclosure: I was provided a sample of Niccoiolata but was not compensated for this post. All the opinions expressed here are my own.

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Chocolate Hazelnut Swirl Bread

3 hours

Yield: 2 loaves

Chocolate Hazelnut Swirl Bread

Tender sweet dough with swirls of chocolate hazelnut in every bite!

Ingredients

  • 1 (14 oz) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup warm water
  • 3 teaspoons instant yeast
  • 7 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 8 ounces chocolate hazelnut spread

Instructions

  1. In the bowl of a stand mixer, mix together sweetened condensed milk, 3 eggs, vegetable oil, water and yeast. With the mixer on medium speed, add flour slowly one cup at a time until a soft, sticky dough forms. After flour has been incorporated, knead 5 minutes longer.
  2. Place dough in a lightly oiled bowl. Cover with plastic wrap and rest at warm room temperature until dough doubles in size, about 2 hours.
  3. Punch down dough and split in two, forming two balls. Cover one lightly with plastic wrap to prevent drying.
  4. Divide remaining ball into four pieces and form each into a ball. Roll to a 10-inch circle. Place one circle on a parchment lined baking sheet. Spread with some of the chocolate hazelnut spread, top with another dough circle, spread with chocolate hazelnut spread, top with third dough circle, once again spread with chocolate hazelnut spread then top with last dough circle. Pinch outside edge gently together. Place in refrigerator for 30 minutes.
  5. Working from the center, cut 8 equal triangles, making sure not to cut through the outside edge of the dough. Gently lift each triangle and twist then return to the center. Repeat with all 8 triangles.
  6. Mix remaining egg with a teaspoon of water. Brush dough with egg wash. Rest dough 15-20 minutes.
  7. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Bake bread in preheated oven for 5 minutes then reduce temperature to 350 degrees and continue baking 15-20 minutes longer until golden brown and cooked through. Repeat process with remaining dough ball.

Notes

Recipe Source: Chef In Disguise

https://foodbabbles.com/chocolate-hazelnut-swirl-bread/

{ 13 comments… read them below or add one }

suzanne May 23, 2014 at 8:05 am

Beautiful Kate, a feast for the eyes first and I know a delicious treat. I eat chocolate hazelnut spread by the spoonful! A warm slice of this bread is just what a want.

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Kate May 24, 2014 at 12:15 pm

Thank you Suzanne! It truly is wonderful warm, fresh from the oven.

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Kayley | The Kitchen McCabe May 23, 2014 at 10:28 am

I so agree with you about presentation! And you did a great job with this bread, that second photo is lovely! And how can you go wrong with a hazelnut chocolate spread? This looks and sounds delicious!

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Kate May 24, 2014 at 12:14 pm

Thanks Kayley! It was really fun to try this technique. Makes me wonder what other interesting forms I could make in the future.

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ChristineM May 23, 2014 at 12:33 pm

Excellent bread there Kate! chocolate and hazelnut together? you can’t go wrong!

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Kate May 24, 2014 at 12:14 pm

Thank you Christine!!!!

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Danae @ Recipe Runner May 23, 2014 at 2:23 pm

It’s so true that we eat with our eyes first! I have been wanting to try one of these twisted breads and I love the chocolate hazelnut swirl in this one. It looks beautiful!

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Kate May 24, 2014 at 12:13 pm

Thank you for your kind words Danae! This really was such a nice way to present a loaf of bread and much easier than I thought.

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Barbara | Creative Culinary May 23, 2014 at 9:14 pm

Absolutely gorgeous Kate. I’ve got some of the same product and thought to do something of the same; baked goods and chocolate spread seem like they should be married. I love this spread…not something I could ever say of you know what whose name shall go unmentioned. 🙂

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Kate May 24, 2014 at 12:12 pm

HA! I know you’re not a fan of “the other.” 😉 I like this spread also. It seemed to have a deeper, more complex hazelnut flavor. So good!

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dina May 25, 2014 at 11:46 am

it looks delicious!

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Wendy May 28, 2014 at 10:29 am

Wow! Beautiful! We eat with our eyes first. This bread is almost too beautiful to eat but tempting enough to slice into despite ruining the beauty!

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Kate June 3, 2014 at 1:21 pm

Thank you Wendy for those very kind words! It’s truly a beautiful loaf of bread and oh so tasty.

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