Star Shaped Nutella Filled Bread
Inspired by Baker & Nosh’s Edelweiss


1 Brioche Dough Recipe (click here)
1 jar Nutella
1 Egg White


This recipe was inspired by my friend Bill Millholand, Chef/Owner of Baker & Nosh, a wonderful bakery in my Uptown neighborhood on the north side of Chicago.  Bill’s “Edelweiss” is a popular favorite at the bakery and I wanted to try to make a similar version.

The key to this recipe is making a brioche dough.  The recipe can be found on my website at this link: Brioche Dough.

After making the dough and letting it chill for at least 4-6 hours, divide it into four equal portions.


Roll the first portion out to a bit larger than the size of a dinner plate.   My dinner plates are about 10 3/4″ in diameter.  You can actually go a bit small than that if you like.  Transfer this to a piece of parchment paper.  This is critical so that you can easily put the finished pasty on a baking sheet once you’ve assembled it.

Place the plate on top of the dough and press it slightly to create a circular impression.


Spread a thin layer of Nutella up to and just over the circular line.


Slide this layer and parchment to the side and roll out another piece of dough to the same size.

Place this layer over the first and repeat the Nutella spreading process.  Repeat this step one more time.  Then add a fourth layer on top.   You’ll then have 4 layers with Nutella sandwiched between them.


Place your dinner plate on top of the layers and, with a sharp knife, cut away the excess, creating a perfect circle.


Place a small glass in the center of the dough. With a sharp knife, cut a line through all layers from the center of the glass to the end.  Cut 3 more lines dividing the dough into 4 equal portions.  Cut between the first four to create 8 equal portions.


Cut between all 8 to create 16 equal portions.


Take two neighboring sections and twist them away from each other two times.  Repeat this until you’ve twisted all the pieces.  Fan the top edge of each piece outward.


Cover the dough and let it rest for 1 1/2 hours.

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F.  Whisk an egg white in a medium sized bowl and brush it on all surfaces of your pastry.  Place the pastry in the oven on a middle rack and bake for about 20 minutes or until golden brown.


Let the pastry rest for 15 minutes before slicing and enjoying!


This is great served at room temperature.