Star shaped Brioche Bread

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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!
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Step 1: Ingredients

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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)
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Passion Make5 months ago

Absolutely Brilliant :)

lindarose92 (author)  Passion Make5 months ago

Thanks a lot!! :)

shazni6 months ago

This is really beautiful! I must try it :-)

lindarose92 (author)  shazni6 months ago

Thank you Shazni, it's very good too!! :)

FrecklesMagee9 months ago

This looks delicious, and SO pretty!

Congratulations on the win!

lindarose92 (author)  FrecklesMagee9 months ago

Thank you so much! I'm glad you like it! :)

bajablue9 months ago

Beautiful, Lindarose!!!

lindarose92 (author)  bajablue9 months ago

Oh thank you so much!! :)

BrittLiv9 months ago
I just saw that you've won the baking contest. Congratulation!
lindarose92 (author)  BrittLiv9 months ago

Thank you Britt!! :)

trickman7779 months ago
I have been working in the bakery busineness for 40 years, and that is one of the most unique products I have ever seen. Congratulations.
lindarose92 (author)  trickman7779 months ago
Wow, thank you so much! That is one of the best compliments I've ever gotten :)
786Ayesha9 months ago
Congratulations! Linda :)
lindarose92 (author)  786Ayesha9 months ago
Thank you Ayesha! :)
antoniraj9 months ago
Congratulations Linda...
lindarose92 (author)  antoniraj9 months ago
Thank you!! :)
Congratulations Linda :)
lindarose92 (author)  emilyvanleemput9 months ago
Thank you Emily!! :)
786Ayesha9 months ago
Congrats Linda!
lindarose92 (author)  786Ayesha9 months ago
Oh and congratulations to you too for being a finalist in the Potluck contest!!
lindarose92 (author)  786Ayesha9 months ago
Thank you Ayesha! :)
Congrats Linda for making to the finals of baking contest!
lindarose92 (author)  Muhaiminah Faiz9 months ago
Thank you Muhaiminah, I've just found out about it and seen that you are a finalist too!! Congratulations!! :)
lnoo9 months ago
You may think it was difficult to bake but your instructions were so good I had not much problems with it. Oh and it was the first time I tried to bake! Thank you for the effort creating the instructions.
lindarose92 (author)  lnoo9 months ago
Oh this makes me so happy, thank you so much!! :)
HollyMann9 months ago
Wow - I saw this picture in the baking contest and had no idea you made this - looks absolutely incredible! Amazing!
lindarose92 (author)  HollyMann9 months ago
Thank you so much Holly! This is probably one of the hardest things I've ever tried to bake :D
spunk9 months ago
This is really beautiful!
You did a great job!
lindarose92 (author)  spunk9 months ago
Thank you, I'm so glad you like it! :)
laxap9 months ago
M.U.S.T. T.R.Y. A.S.A.P.
lindarose92 (author)  laxap9 months ago
Thank you so much! :)
Bruno15310 months ago
This looks fantastic!
But I'm kinda confused, as I've read that the active yeast requires being mixed with warm water first in order to work properly, unlike instant yeast... Isn't this a problem?
lindarose92 (author)  Bruno15310 months ago
The problem is mostly given by the language I guess :( In Italian it's called "lievito di birra disidratato", so after a research online, I came to the conclusion that it was called active dry yeast in English.
I know about the fresh yeast requiring warm water and sugar but the yeast powder I used here needs sugar only.
I recommend you to follow the instructions written on your yeast, in case it says that it needs warm water, you can warm up the milk a little instead. But that's also why I used room temperature milk instead of the cold one.
I hope this helps :)
Well, I'm trying this one ASAP! Thank You!
lindarose92 (author)  Bruno15310 months ago
You are welcome, let me know how it turns out! :)
It turned out to be the best thing I've ever baked! I had to use some substitutes though... the ricotta here is way too bulky to use for it, so I added mascarpone instead with a splash of milk to make it creamy. My people couldn't really belive that I actually baked it! Thanks!
lindarose92 (author)  Bruno15310 months ago
Oh wow! I'm so happy about it, it looks really great!! :)
Yes, mascarpone is a valid substitute indeed. I decided to use ricotta because it's not as fat lol, but I need to try it with mascarpone too :D
daniya10 months ago
so beautiful ;)
lindarose92 (author)  daniya10 months ago
Thank you very much :)
786Ayesha10 months ago
Image before baking is really nice.
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