Nutella Star Bread

Andrea Lo
by Andrea Lo
8 portions
3 hr 30 min

I’ve made this star bread so many times and it’s literally THE STAR of every dinner party. It looks stunning, but just a warning— it will disappear before you know it because everyone loves it so much. I always tell people it just tastes like a Nutella cinnamon roll! You can also change up the filling if you don't like Nutella; you can switch it up with cookie butter, cinnamon sugar + softened butter, apple butter or pumpkin butter in the fall, chai spice in the winter, or even turn it savory by using pesto! You will absolutely not regret making this star bread, and I guarantee it will be a staple in your household!

Recipe details
  • 8  portions
  • Prep time: 3 Hours Cook time: 30 Minutes Total time: 3 hr 30 min
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  • 2 1/3 - 2 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/2 stick butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1 packet of instant yeast
  • 3 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup almond milk
  • 1/3 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 cup Nutella
For the dough
Add sugar and yeast packet to stand mixer bowl.
Pour in the warmed 3/4 cup of almond milk.
Let sit for 5 min.
Add in the flour, salt, softened butter, and egg.
Mix on low for 3 min to form a sticky dough.
Using floured hands, make a ball with the sticky dough and place it in a greased bowl and leave it covered for 60-90 min.
After the dough has doubled in size, split into 4 equal pieces and roll each piece into a thin circle.
Spread softened Nutella to 3 of the 4 circles. Layer them on top of one another and use a pizza cutter to create an even circle.
Cut 16 equal strips from the center.
Twist two strips out and attach together. Continue this step for all 16 strips.
Cover the bread again and let it rise for 20 min as you preheat the oven to 350F.
Lightly brush the dough with egg wash and place in the oven for 25-30 min, or until golden brown.
Let it cool and dust with powdered sugar.
Andrea Lo
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  • Pam Pam on Dec 28, 2020

    You’ve left Nutella out of the ingredients. Would like to know about how much is necessary for the spread. And it would be great to have a video showing just how to cut and twist the dough for the star shape, as I’m not a natural at this.

  • Daisy@TX Daisy@TX on Dec 29, 2020

    Once you twist the strips what is next step?

    I really would like to try this!