Braided Bread with Chocolate and Hazelnut

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Braided Bread with Chocolate and Hazelnut
  • Prep 8 min
  • Total 1 hr 10 min
  • Ingredients 4
  • Servings 6
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Bread and hot chocolate is one of my favorite food combinations. If you also love this combination, I suggest you keep reading. You’ll only need a couple of ingredients to make this recipe: you probably already have a chocolate-hazelnut spread in your pantry, the same kind you like to spread on toast. You won’t need much more except that and a refrigerated roll of Pillsbury™ French bread. The part that makes this recipe so pretty is the braiding, which is very easy to do. Just be careful, your hands will be covered in chocolate. Enjoy!


  • 1 can (11 oz) refrigerated Pillsbury™ Original French Bread
  • 2-3 tablespoons Gold Medal™ flour
  • 8 tablespoons chocolate and hazelnut spread
  • 1 egg yolk


  • 1
    Preheat oven to 350 °F.
  • 2
    Sprinkle the flour over a clean surface. Spread the Pillsbury™ dough over your floured surface and flatten it with the rolling pin until you have a thin rectangular shape. Place it on parchment paper, cover it with a layer of plastic and let it rest at room temperature for 30 minutes.
  • 3
    Transfer the parchment paper to a baking tray.
  • 4
    Cover the whole surface of the dough with chocolate hazelnut spread. Take one corner of the dough and carefully fold it over a third of the dough. Take the other corner and fold it over the previously folded layer. You should have three layers of dough and it should look like a thin rectangle.
  • 5
    Use a sharp knife to cut the rectangle intro three long strips. Braid the strips and bring the ends together to form a round braid. Or you can keep it as a long braid and press down on the ends to seal them.
  • 6
    Use the egg yolk to cover the braid in an egg wash.
  • 7
    Bake for 20-25 minutes or until the bread looks golden. Let rest for 5 minutes before serving.

Expert Tips

  • tip 1
    Add chopped nuts for a crunchy texture.
  • tip 2
    If making the braid seems too complicated, you can always cut the dough into two parts and twist them around each other.

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