Nutella Brioche Star Recipe


Hey! It's Carla Bruno from CarlasCakes! This recipe is my all-time favorite, and although it might sound hard to make, it's easy once you get the hang of it. Believe me, you'll be making this one over and over again! It is the best Nutella recipe idea! It's a pull-apart treat that you can serve at your next get-together or bring to your next event.

Prep Time:
45 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Additional Time:
1 hr 20 mins
Total Time:
2 hrs 25 mins


  • 3 ⅓ cups bread flour

  • cup white sugar

  • 2 teaspoons active dry yeast

  • 1 pinch salt

  • ¾ cup milk, warmed

  • 2 large eggs, separated

  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted

  • 1 teaspoon vegetable oil, or as needed

  • 1 cup chocolate-hazelnut spread (such as Nutella®)


  1. Place bread flour, sugar, yeast, and salt in the bowl of a stand mixer. Mix with a fork. Add milk, egg yolks, and butter. Attach dough hook and knead until dough forms a ball and feels smooth and elastic, about 10 minutes.

  2. Pour vegetable oil into a large bowl. Add dough and roll around to coat with oil. Cover with a damp cloth and let rise in a warm place until doubled, 1 to 2 hours.

  3. Transfer dough to a flat work surface. Knead gently to knock the air out. Form dough into a flat oblong shape, then roll into a log. Cut the dough into 4 equal pieces. Keep dough covered with a damp cloth while you work with 1 piece at a time.

  4. Dust work surface with a little flour. Use a rolling pin to roll out first piece of dough. Invert a round 8-inch pan or plate on top; trace the rim with a sharp knife to cut dough into an 8-inch circle.

  5. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and slide the circle onto it. Warm chocolate-hazelnut spread briefly in the microwave to make it easier to spread. Spread a third over the dough circle.

  6. Repeat with 2 more pieces of dough and remaining chocolate-hazelnut spread. Roll out last piece of dough, cut into an 8-inch circle, and place on top. Invert the pan or plate over the stack and cut through all the layers to make a perfect circle.

  7. Place a small drinking class in the center of the circle. Use a sharp knife to cut dough into quarters, from the base of the drinking glass to the outside edge. Cut quarters into eighths, then into sixteenths.

  8. Grab 2 slices and twist each one twice, in opposite directions. Repeat all the way around the circle. Pinch and seal all the ends. Cover with a damp cloth and let rise for 20 minutes.

  9. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Beat egg whites lightly and brush over dough.

  10. Bake in the preheated oven until golden brown, about 20 minutes. Cool briefly before serving.

Cook's Note:

This one was requested especially by one of my 'Carla in the Kitchen' viewers! So this one is for her.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

436 Calories
15g Fat
65g Carbs
11g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 436
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 15g 19%
Saturated Fat 4g 19%
Cholesterol 56mg 19%
Sodium 78mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 65g 24%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Total Sugars 27g
Protein 11g
Calcium 43mg 3%
Iron 3mg 14%
Potassium 122mg 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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