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Whole wheat Braided Nutella Rolls
Nutella is very high in sugar content. I don’t consider it to be healthy because of the amount of sugar in it. However, my son is crazy for it. A constant “No” doesn’t solve the purpose either. In my article healthy eating habits, I mentioned the same and suggested solution.
My experimental mind did not rest, it wanted a solution. I started thinking how I could combine a limited quantity of Nutella with other healthy ingredients. The quest took me to Google and I started searching. After reading many recipes of Braided Nutella bread, Nutella swirl bread and Nutella filled bread, I gave up. All of these recipes were calling for good amount of Nutella, which is the first thing I wanted to limit. I then used the research and my experience and worked out these Braided Nutella rolls with 75% whole wheat flour. Finally, no more “No” to Nutella made baked goodies. At the same time the health conscious mother is also at peace.
In most of the recipes that I found online, there was something common. While baking those recipes, Nutella would come out and get burn. I was careful of this while working out on my recipe. The Nutella spread stays intact in my Braided Nutella rolls. No more messing with precious Nutella spread. I could have simply shaped these rolls like stuffed dinner roll. But, when you are baking for kids, creative ideas excites them.
Quick and Easy Nutella Bread Recipe
These Braided Nutella rolls, are easy to make. When you need to make something quickly, the recipe becomes handy. These are a perfect idea for kid’s tiffin or party snacks. With a shelf life of 2 days, you can carry these braided Nutella rolls while travelling. Now without taking much of your time, let’s check the recipe.
|Whole wheat flour||150 gm|
|All-purpose flour||50 gm|
|Active Dry Yeast||3 gm (1/2 tsp)|
|Honey/ Sugar||1 tsp|
|Lukewarm milk||50 ml|
|Nutella spread||8 tsp|
In a bowl take lukewarm milk and mix honey and yeast into it. Keep is aside for 10 minutes or until yeast froths. To activate the yeast, temperature of water matters a lot. It should be neither too hot nor too cold. 36 to 40 degree Celsius is as ideal temperature of water to activate yeast. More than this will kill the yeast.
Once yeast froths, mix it with flour and salt. Start kneading the dough by adding water to it. Don’t add water in one go. Add little at a time. Every flour has different absorbent capacity. Adding water in one go can make the handling the dough difficult for you.
Knead a soft and little sticky dough. Add 2 tablespoons of oil and knead for another 5 minutes. This kneading will make the dough non-sticky and elastic. Place this dough in a greased bowl, cover it with a cling wrap/kitchen towel and let it rest until it doubles in volume.
It will take approximately 30-40 minutes for dough to be double in volume. Warmer and drier the weather, lesser will be the resting time. Once dough doubles in volume, punch it to release the air.
Divide the dough into 8 equal parts. Roll each dough ball into circular disc. Use a sharp knife or a pizza cutter. Cut each circular disc as shown in picture and place 1 teaspoon of Nutella spread.
Fold the triangular part to its opposite direction, to cover the Nutella spread. Seal all the edges.
Start braiding the bread by locking the left wing on the right side and right wing on left side as shown in the picture.
Meanwhile keep the oven for preheating at 200 degree Celsius. Place all the braided breads on a greased tin by leaving some space in-between. Brush it with Milk and let it rest for 10-15 minutes.
Bake this Nutella bites in a preheated oven for 20-25 minutes. Once baked, take out these Nutella bites from oven and place on a wired rack to cool completely.
Nutella bites are ready to serve.