Cocoa Twisted Sweet Bread

Just in time for Easter!

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500g flour
25g fresh yeast
50g sugar
1 sachet vanilla sugar
pinch of salt
250ml whipping cream
2 eggs + 1 egg white
2 tbsp cocoa powder

1 egg yolk and 1 tbsp of milk for brushing

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1. Mix flour and yeast and pour everything (except for the cocoa powder) in the bowl of a stand mixer. Knead for about 5-7 minutes. Cut the dough in half, return one half to the bowl and add the cocoa powder. Mix until well incorporated.
2. Form 2 balls (1 plain – 1 cocoa) of the dough and let it rise for about 1 hour.
3. Separate each ball into 4 equal parts and roll into strings
3. Now you can either make a nice braid or simply twist 1 cocoa and 1 plain string together.
4. Transfer to a baking pan (lined with baking sheet) and let it rise for about 30 mins more.
5. Brush the braid with the mixture of the egg yolk and 1 tbsp milk.
6. Place the bread in pre-heated oven and bake for about 35-40 mins at 190°C, or until golden brown.

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Serve with jam, honey, butter, or – as Easter is coming – with ham, eggs and horseradish!

Enjoy : )

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8 Responses to “Cocoa Twisted Sweet Bread”
  1. bonnieeng says:

    This bread loaf is so beautiful and actually looks tender too! Seriously, it’s picture perfect. Twisting is much better than braiding…LOVE this!!

    • Actually I was desperately looking for a way to view the video for braiding but all technical devil was against me – thus the twisting 😀 But it really turned out great, the 4 loaves disappeared in no time 🙂

  2. Whoa…how awesome is that bread!?! Would you send me some please? All right, I guess I’ll have to make some of this. People will be in awe.

  3. Looks delicious! And the way you’ve photographed this looks great!

  4. ChgoJohn says:

    These are just beautiful loaves and what a surprise when sliced. I’m pinning this for future reference. Thanks!

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