Sweet Tear & Share Twisted Dough
The ultimate chocolatey tear and share loaf!
- 210 milliliters milk, slightly warmed
- 420 grams strong white bread flour
- 1 x 7 grams sachet of fast action yeast
- 55 grams butter, softened
- 55 grams caster sugar
- 1 large egg, beaten
- 170 grams 70 percent dark chocolate
- 60 grams hazelnuts, toasted and finely chopped
- 1 egg yolk
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup
- Splash of milk
- Start by making the dough. Mix together the flour, sugar and a good pinch of sea salt. Divide the milk into two jugs and add the yeast to one mix together and set aside until it starts to react.
- Once ready add the yeast mix to the dough, and on a low setting of a freestanding dough mixer, mix together.
- Add in the beaten egg, followed by the softened
- Butter, and finally the rest of the milk.
- Knead the dough together until it is smooth and silky, this will take about 10 minutes. Place in a lightly greased bowl to prove for about 1 1/2 hours. until doubled in size.
- Meanwhile, melt the chocolate over a bain maire and toast the hazelnuts on a high heat for a few minutes,
- Making sure they don't burn. Leave to cool for a couple of minutes before chopping.
- Knock the dough back and flatten it completely. Using a rolling pin, roll out the dough into a rectangle shape.
- You then want to spread the chocolate over the dough in an even layer. Sprinkle over an even handful of the chopped hazelnuts.
- Using the longer side, roll the dough up into a long tube shape. Then cut the dough in half leaving about two inches where it's still attached to each other. Then plate the dough into a braid.
- Place in a greased loaf tin, folding the corners of the dough in to fit perfectly. Leave to prove for a second tin in a warm place for around 40 minutes. Preheat the oven to 180.
- Mix together the egg yolk with the maple syrup and a splash of milk to loosen. Glaze the top of the loaf and sprinkle over the rest of the hazelnuts.
- Bake in the hot oven for 30 minutes. Remove when cooked through and leave to cool before tearing into it.