No-Knead Nutella and Roasted Hazelnut Challah

No-Knead Nutella and Roasted Hazelnut Challah

Wow, I can’t believe how many of you made the No knead sticky cinnamon rolls No Knead Sticky Pecan Caramel Cinnamon Rolls! As promised, I’m not going to leave you hanging with extra dough in the refrigerator. Here’s your recipe for No-Knead Nutella and Roasted Hazelnut Challah from the book, Artisan Bread Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day by Jeff Hertzberg and Zoe Francois.  By the way, if you haven’t entered the contest to win a copy of their book, make sure you do!

Ok, I love their basic Challah recipe, but thought I’d be a bit fancy and make a Nutella and Roasted Hazelnut version. Screw the diet – just for a day, ok? Hey, don’t look at me like that – I’ve been testing the book’s recipes all week long JUST FOR YOU and I took one 3 lbs for the team!

Damn. I need to review a diet book next. Anyone have a good diet book that needs reviewing?

If you want to make the basic Challah, it’s the same recipe, just don’t add Nutella or Hazelnuts. Instead of hazelnuts, how about poppy seeds or sesame seeds?

Master Challah Dough

from Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day

If you’ve read the No-Knead Sticky Pecan Caramel Cinnamon Rolls already, the Master Dough is the same exact recipe.

You start by mixing the master dough first, Let that rest overnight in the refrigerator, then the next day, pinch off a grapefruit sized piece of dough (1lb) to use for a loaf of Challah. Return the rest to the refrigerator to use for another day or you could make Sticky Pecan Caramel Cinnamon Rolls!

1 3/4 cups lukewarm water
1 1/2 tbl instant yeast
1 1/2 tbl kosher salt (1 1/2 tsp table salt)
4 lg eggs, slightly beaten
1/2 cup honey
1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
7 cups unbleached all-purpose flour

In a large bowl, mix together the eggs, water, honey, melted butter, yeast and salt. Stir well with a wooden spoon. Add in the flour. STIR, BABY STIR!!! Stir until you don’t see any more dry bits of flour. Cover (not airtight) and stick it in the refrigerator overnight, or up to 4 days. The longer you let it fart around in the refrigerator (literally!), the better tasting the dough will be.

pssst….if you want, you can let it rise for 2 hours on the counter, pinch off the dough that you need to make your Challah. However, I’ve found that with only a 2-hour rise, the bread isn’t very flavorful. Still good, but definitely not as good as if you had let it sit 1-4 days in the refrigerator.

No Knead Challah

Nutella and Roasted Hazelnut Challah

adaptation of Challah recipe from from Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day

1 lb of Master Challah Dough (above) about a grapefruit sized chunk of dough
4 1/2 tbl Nutella
small handful of hazelnuts
1 egg + 1 tbl water, whisked to make egg wash

The first thing you need to do is take that master dough out of the refrigerator, grab a grapefruit sized chunk of dough. Return the rest of it to the refrigerator to use another time. Generously flour your hands and the dough. Shape the dough into a ball by stretching the surface of the dough and tucking it to the bottom all around, rotating hte ball a quarter-turn as you go. This creates a taut, smooth surface. Let the dough hang out on counter, covered with a towel to take the chill off while you roast your hazelnuts.

Roast Hazelnuts: Grab a medium sized skillet. Turn heat to medium. When hot, add hazelnuts and roast, continually moving the nuts so that they don’t burn. You may want to turn your heat to medium-low if the pan gets too hot. Roast until nuts are golden brown and fragrant. Roughly chop the nuts with a sharp chef’s knife and cutting board.

Braid Dough: Now, back to the dough. Use palm of your hands and roll the dough into a thick, even log. Cut the dough into 3 equal pieces with knife or dough scraper. (It’s easier to cut even pieces when the dough is not round). Roll each piece with your hands to stretch into a long 1 1/2″ thick rope. Try not to just stretch it out by pulling, the dough will break. Easiest way is to place dough on counter and roll back and forth with palms of hands, starting in the middle and hands move out which stretching the dough a bit. Don’t worry about getting it to look pretty, just try to get each piece even sized.

Time to add the Nutella. Take one piece of dough. Use side of your hand to press and create an indent in the middle of the strand. Spread about 1 1/2 tbl of Nutella in this indent.

No knead nutella bread

Bring up the sides of the dough, encasing the Nutella and pinch dough closed. Repeat with other strands. Don’t have to be perfect. It’s messy, I know, but it’s NUTELLA and worth every finger lickin’ mess.

Pinch it up!

Challah dough

Let’s braid! Start in the middle and braid. Pinch ends, tuck under. Now braid the other side, pinch and tuck. Start braid from the middle (instead of top) so that it tapers evenly at both ends.

Challah bread recipe

No Knead Challah Bread

Cover with towel and let rest for 1-1/2 hours. 20 minutes prior to baking, preheat your oven to 350F.

When dough is ready, brush top with egg wash and sprinkle with chopped hazelnuts. Bake for 25 minutes.

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Comments 89

  1. Dan

    You’re killing me, Jaden. Killing me!

    That looks too good to eat. Seriously… Looking at the picture, I’m half tempted to crawl down to your neck of the woods and claw on your front door.

    And no. I’m not above begging.

    I guess I’ll have to learn how to braid things. I knew I should have paid attention in Boy Scouts when that whole “knot-tying” thing came up.

  2. Cecilia

    WOW…drool…*damn it! wiping keyboard with tissue* I thought things couldn’t get any better than those sticky pecan cinnamon rolls that you made but this one did – AGAIN! How is it that you don’t weigh 300lbs?!! Ahhh.. maybe you’re the one with skinny genes eh?!! haha… keep posting up more yummy recipes…OHH.. there’s nothing better than a piece of warm bread straight from the oven…yummmm…*headnote: let me postpone my diet just for ONE more day*

  3. Charlotte

    OMG. I just gained 3 lbs by only looking at this! Too bad that Nutella will be a distant dream for me (full of palm kernel oil), but as soon as I find a heart-healthy chocolate-hazelnut spread, I’m *so* there!

    *flop*

    I think another three lbs just latched on to my hips.

  4. clumsy

    Oh my god this looks good… though it will have to wait for the weekend for me (that’s when I say screw the diet every week!!)

  5. Chuck

    Mmmmm… Nutella! Is it OK if I spread some more Nutella on the challah? I don’t know if there’s such a thing as too much Nutella!

  6. Nicole

    I can’t buy Nutella – I have a bad habit of eating it by the spoonful. Make that spoonfuls, plural. I did a BzzAgent campaign for Nutella and as a reward, I could have cashed in my points for an 11 lb jar of Nutella. That was so tempting.

    Now you’re launching Nutella bread recipes at me and I’m getting weaker and we..ak…er…and… heading to the store for Nutella. LOL

  7. Suji

    When did you stop eating noodles of the balinese bed and start making killer bread? I cannot keep up. Easy woman ;)

  8. katy

    Are you kidding me?!? Is there possibly a better food on this EARTH than this? There is no way I can make this. I would eat the whole loaf, and then bake another, and then eat THAT whole loaf. (I’m not even kidding!)

  9. Sally

    So this is why my Amazon shipment of that book went from a 1-3 week wait to a 3-6 week wait as of this morning. Good thing I got in early.

  10. Deborah

    Oh, you’re killing me. I still have an hour until lunch and now my tummy is growling!

  11. Miss T

    Nutella? You evil temptress. No one is supposed to make anything with Nutella in it in January!

  12. Wandering Chopsticks

    Umm, lady, you do know diet and cookbook is rather an oxymoron? :P

    I can’t believe you’ve been making so many breads! Months back I tried making French bread with no knead dough, and ended up with a ciabatta. It wasn’t half bad!

  13. Jessica

    nutella and hazelnuts are probably two of the tastiest things on earth! and you are wonderful for combining them.
    this is seriously making me rethink the diet i am on!

  14. Leah Koenig

    Wow! This looks truly amazing – that bread plus a tall glass of milk, and I’d be set for a good while. I’m a new reader of your site (found you while searching for challah recipes) – keep up the great work!

    Leah
    Editor, The Jew & The Carrot blog

  15. Larry

    OOOH!! That one caught me off guard. Now I’m definitely going to have to make this. Imagine the french toast that can come from this!

  16. Lynn

    Oh, you evil temptress, you! How am I supposed to resist that? More to the point, how am I supposed to fit into my hot dress for the wedding if I don’t resist?

  17. Elis

    Nom nom nom nom *drool*.

    Remember — “diet” officially means “what you eat,” so you’re totally sticking to your diet! :)

  18. eliza

    is this bread for real? you’re not tricking me, are you Jade? thanks for sharing the recipe…i definitely make one in the future. costco in oregon sell big jars of Nutella this month long & i’ve stacked up 10 jars already! har-har-har…

  19. argus lou

    I still haven’t tried the ‘keep the dough in the fridge overnight’ recipe ‘coz I don’t trust myself not to sleepwalk and eat the ripening dough in the middle of the night. Help, Mrs Steamy.

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