Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Chocolate Hazelnut Swirled Bread

leaves and flours vegan Chocolate Hazelnut Swirled Bread nutella filled

Thick yeasty bread filled with a homemade chocolate and hazelnut spread? Count me in. When I saw this recipe on Maple Spice, I knew it was only a matter of time before it went into my oven. I enjoyed this bread for breakfast for a few mornings. Due to the minimal sugar in the bread and the lack of sugar in the nutella spread I made, it actually wasn't a sweet bread. It was just rich and complex and super filling. However, I am sure if you used a store bought chocolate hazelnut bread, it would be much sweeter. You could also add a bit more sugar to the bread dough if you are hoping to eat it as a dessert rather than a breakfast (but what really is the difference these days).
I very loosely followed the no-tella recipe in Veganomicon. I basically pureed hazelnuts with cocoa powder and a bit of vanilla extract and canola oil until it was smooth enough to spread on the dough. I am sure that if you actually used hazelnut or peanut oil and added the recommended sugar that it would be even more phenomenal. Also, I baked this bread in a bundt cake pan than already doesn't get enough use. I don't have an angel food cake pan, because vegan angel food cake is still sort of a mystical thing. I didn't have any problems with the bread sticking to all the indentations once the pan had been floured.

leaves and flours vegan Chocolate Hazelnut Swirled Bread nutella filled leaves and flours vegan Chocolate Hazelnut Swirled Bread nutella filled

I was really excited to use those rose tea cups & plates. I have been having a ton of wonderful thrift luck lately. Last week I found, the tea cup & saucer and a bundle of saucers that all very loosely matched the tea cup for just a dollar. Recently I have also found all sorts of wonderful vintage napkins and bakeware that I can't justify spending twenty dollars on but have no problem grabbing for a dollar or two. I even found a few more vintage mason jars at a shop called Jinxed when I was in Philadelphia this weekend. I thrift pretty regularly but often forget to document my finds. Sometimes it's nice seeing how beautifully everything pairs together.

leaves and flours thrift finds


  1. Ummm wow that looks absolutely amazing! So yummy!

  2. Nice thrift finds! Love the goblet - so neat!

    Loving t his bread, it is so pretty -I would have a hard time not eating half the cake in one sitting!

  3. So awesome! This looks like babka made in a bundt cake. Now I can't help but wonder what would happen if I substituted speculoos spread for the homemade nutella. Hmm...

    1. I think you probably have to give it a shot! You can never have too much speculoos.

  4. This is good stuff. And I second the speculoos suggestion. Looks like I have to make two breads now.