Adapted from: Liren
2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
¾ -1 cup Nutella (more or less per taste)
½ cup butter
½ cup buttermilk
2 tbsp sugar
½ tsp salt
2 tsp active dry yeast
¼ cup water
1 large egg
1 egg beaten with 1 tbsp milk or cream.
Slightly warm the water and add yeast and sugar. Keep it aside for 5 mins till it becomes frothy.
Heat buttermilk and butter on slow flame till the mixture becomes warm. Don’t let it boil. It’s ok if all the butter doesn’t dissolve.
Add the flour and salt to the mixer bowl. Add yeast and buttermilk mixture and beat for 2 minutes. Add egg and beat again till well mixed. Let it rest for 20-30 mins.
Knead the dough a few times. I halved the dough to make a loaf and a braided ring.
Roll one piece of dough into a long rectangle on a well floured surface.
Using a very sharp knife (you can see mine wasn’t) cut the length of the roll.
Gently braid with cut side up.
Place onto a greased loaf pan and let it rest for further 30 mins.
Roll the second dough piece onto a long rectangle. Spread nutella in the center and sprinkle some nuts.
Cut 1” strips at a diagonal on either side.
Braid the bread alternating the strips to the center and covering the filling.
You can either bake it as a loaf or join both ends to form a ring.
Transfer to a greased baking pan and let it rest for 30 mins.
Lightly brush with egg wash and bake in a preheated oven at 180 degree Celsius for 20-25 mins or until golden brown.
Cool on a wire rack. Slice and enjoy!!