Treats Your Dinner Guests To A Creamy Nutella Wreath
Nutella is one of those things you can eat any time of day: on your toast first thing in the morning, in a sandwich for lunch, or straight out of the jar after a hard day at work – don't worry, we won't tell anyone! And although it's great as a treat, and also as comfort food, there's so much more you can do with it. Just take a look at the following recipe!
For the wreath:
- 10½ oz flour
- 5 fl oz lukewarm water
- 1½ tsp dried yeast
- 1 tbsp sugar
- 4 tbsp vegetable oil
- 1 pinch salt
- 7 oz Nutella
- whisked egg yolk for the egg wash
For the decoration:
- fresh mint leaves
- red currants
- powdered sugar
1. Prepare the dough by mixing the yeast, water, and sugar together and then leaving the mixture to stand for 10 minutes. Add the flour, oil, and salt and knead into a dough, before letting it sit for 1 hour.
2. Roll out the yeast dough on a work surface generously sprinkled with flour, spread the Nutella over it, then roll it up from both outside edges into the middle. Cut the double roll in half lengthwise so you end up with two individual rolls.
3. Position them in a circle on a sheet pan lined with parchment papers. The ends of both rolls should be touching.
4. Use scissors to cut the wreath into segments a bit less than an inch thick, and pull them apart so they alternate between pointing inwards and outwards.
5. Generously coat the wreath with a whisked egg yolk and bake for 25 minutes in an oven preheated to 350°F.
6. A little bowl of Nutella in the middle for dipping, as well as a few mint leaves, red currants, and blueberries as decoration will make this dish really eye-catching. You can add the finishing touch by dusting everything with a little powdered sugar.
You don't have to be a chocoholic to enjoy this creamy, delicate pastry, because everyone will love it. And thanks to the handy pull-off portions, it's perfect for parties! And if that isn't enough of a pastry and chocolate fix, check out our Chocolate Braid recipe featured in the bonus video here.