Wallaces Garden Center-Bettendorf-Iowa-chocolate bread

Chocolate Bread

 Unleash pure chocolate bliss in every bite with this delicious bread!

—Recipes by Chef Steph


  • 1 tbsp yeast
  • 1/4 cup warm water 
  • 3 tbsp granulated sugar 
  • 1 cup milk 
  • 2 eggs 
  • 1 tbsp vanilla 
  • 4 cups of flour 
  • Pinch of salt  
  • 113 g butter 

For egg wash 

  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbsp milk 
  • 1/2 tsp oil 

For filling 

  • Chocolate cream (Nutella) or you can use any type of jam or cinnamon sugar 



  1. In a bowl, whisk together the warm water, yeast, and a pinch of sugar and let it rest until fluffy for 5-7 min. 
  2. In a large bowl (preferably of a stand mixer), put flour, milk, remaining sugar, salt, eggs, vanilla, and yeast. 
  3. Mix them until combined for about 3-4 minutes. Then, cover it with a cloth or plastic wrap and let it rest at room temperature for 10-12 minutes. 
  4. After that, knead the dough by stand mixer or hand.
  5. Add room temperature butter to the dough and continue to knead for 12-15 minutes. 
  6. Cover it with a plastic wrap and keep it for around 1-2 hour until doubled in size. 
  7. Punch down the ready dough and place the dough on a floured counter.
  8. Divide the dough eight equal pieces and roll each piece into a ball.
  9. Cover the ball with plastic wrap and let rest 10-15 min.
  10. Roll each ball out into a thin 10 circle and place the circle of parchment paper.
  11. Top with chocolate cream then layer the other three circles and filling on top. (leaving the top circle bare.) 
  12. Put a 2 or 3 inch bowl in the center and Using a pizza cutter or knife, cut the circle 16 equal strips. 
  13. Using two hands pick up two strips and twist them from each other two or three times then press the two end together.
  14. Repeat that you end up with eight of strips. 
  15. Transfer the star bread to a baking tray and cover with plastic wrap and let it rest 30 min. 
  16. Preheat the oven 380 F. 
  17. Brush the star bread with beaten egg and pour a little bit granulated sugar on top. 
  18. Bake for about 15-30 min until golden brown. 
  19. Remove from the oven and cool for about 10 min. 
  20. Dust with confectioners sugar on top and serve warm! 
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