Some time ago I saw a recipe with this original shape and fell in love with it. I had never seen anything like that before and I thought that I had to try it too for Christmas. After all, this star shape is perfect for Christmas!
The recipe I saw had nutella in it and although I love it (who doesn't?!) I wanted to use something more natural than that. For this reason, I decided to make a chocolate cream with ricotta and hazelnuts. This is something I made up so I wasn't really sure about it but luckily, it turned out delicious, and even better than what I expected!
The recipe of the dough is the classic brioche bread that many of you may know.
It turned out extremely soft and the chocolate cream is perfect with it.
I get hungry just writing about it :D
I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!
Step 1: Ingredients
For the dough:
- 500gr all purpose flour (2.5 cups)
- 2 eggs
- 60gr sugar (1/3 cup)
- 180ml room temperature milk (3/4 cup)
- 80gr room temperature butter (5.57 tbsp)
- 7gr active dry yeast (2.47 tsp)
- 8gr salt (1.41 tsp)
- an orange peel
For the chocolate cream:
- 35gr cocoa powder (1/3 cup)
- 75gr sugar (3/8 cup)
- 250gr ricotta (1 cup)
- 30gr hazelnuts (1.06 oz)