Chocolate Nutella Bread : #GBBOBloggers2016 – Bread Week

Can it already be week 3 of GBBO? If you have been following along you will know it was bread week with some seriously impressive bakes from the contestants.  Cue a not so great week for me on the baking front as three attempts later I managed to bake this crusty Chocolate Nutella Bread which turned out to be a big favourite with my two girls. Having a temperamental oven doesn’t help matters when you are trying to perfect bread making and my first recipe was a chocolate and cherry cake (hence the cherries in the photos!) but while I was proving the first loaf I think I managed to kill off any yeast which was trying to activate in a too warm proving shelf. I say *proving shelf* but really it’s just the grill with everything removed, just enough room to prove the dough and the residual heat from the oven *should* be just enough to give a good rise. Or so I thought!

As it turned out my plaited chocolate cherry loaf turned out flat and very dense, it helped with the final bake and after proving twice I managed to get a good rise and all in all a tasty loaf. Adding the Nutella gives a tasty chocolate flavour without being too overpowering plus it helped with keeping the loaf moist as well. Instead of plaiting the Chocolate Nutella Loaf I opted to play it safe and shape a round loaf as my first attempt ended in a very flat plaited loaf.

Chocolate Bread Recipe With Nutella

Chocolate Nutella Bread

Recipe For Chocolate Nutella Bread

Chocolate Nutella Bread Recipe

Equipment I Used

For this weeks challenge instead of kneading the dough or using a machine with a dough hook I used the Nutri Ninja System to mix and knead the dough. I initially used it as well for my (failed!) cherry chocolate loaf not only to mix the dough but also to blitz the chocolate chunks to add to the dough as well. It made such light work of all the preparation as well as mixing the dough and was so easy too, and a feature I must point out is that it’s a breeze to clean – music to my ears!

The Nutri Ninja Compact Kitchen System is a one stop shop for every imaginable cooking and baking task and really is a gem for any household and as the name suggests it is really usable as it is very compact and unobtrusive on the kitchen counter. I used the dough blades in the food processing bowl for the dough which was so easy and with the suction cups at the base to hold it steady there was no chance it would creep along the work surface while in use! It’s a nifty addition to the kitchen and one of those appliances that you don’t realise you need until you use it as it has so many features. It’s a first for me to be able to use one machine to blend, chop as well as getting my cakes and bakes oven ready so I’m keen to find out the capabilities of the machines features and the Bake Off is the ideal time to do so. That and the fact my daughter has her 17th birthday looming this month too so I shall most certainly be using the Nutri Ninja to make her an extra special celebration cake.

Chocolate Nutella Bread

Chocolate Nutella Bread


  • 1kg strong bread flour
  • 14g dried yeast
  • 10g salt
  • 600ml water
  • 3tbsp Nutella spread


  • Combine the flour yeast and salt in a clean bowl and slowly add the water, mix with your hands until the dough starts to come together.
  • Once it has come together add in the Nutella and mix.
  • Either knead by hand for up to 10 minutes or use a food mixer with a dough hook attachment or if using a Nutri Ninja System as I did use the food processing bowl.
  • Place the dough in a lightly floured bowl, cover and leave in a warm place to prove for up to 1.5 hours or until it has doubled in size.
  • Preheat the oven to Gas Mark 7/220C
  • Once proved tip out onto a clean lightly floured surface and knock it back and form the dough into a round loaf shape (or into smaller loafs) slash the top and add to a baking tray and put into the oven to bake for 40-50 minutes.  If you notice after 20 minutes the crust is browning too fast reduce the heat to Gas Mark 5 and keep checking to ensure it doesn’t burn.
  • Remove from the oven and if serving warm slice straight away to enjoy.

Chocolate Nutella Bread Recipe

Chocolate Nutella Bread


I am linking up with Mummy Mishaps and the #GBBOBloggers2016 and what a fantastic line-up of bakes have been entered to Jenny’s linky – if you are looking for baking inspiration this is the perfect place to start!


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  1. September 12, 2016 / 9:13 pm

    Caroline this chocolate bread looks really good. and then you spread more Nutella on it – you naughty lady!
    So pleased that you were able to make the bread dough in the Ninja, it is an awesome machine isn’t it?
    Thank you for linking up xx

    • Caroline
      September 13, 2016 / 8:22 am

      It seemed the right thing to do Jenny! Very tasty with some extra chocolate & very naughty too 🙂 Just love the capabilities of the Ninja – such a useful gadget to have in the kitchen. Looking forward to trying out this weeks bakes on GBBO – batter at the ready! xx

  2. September 13, 2016 / 8:01 pm

    Wow that is one nifty bit of kit. I’m going googling now. Oh I love Nutella and I just did not think of putting chocolate in to bread. I feel like ive been missing out. It looks delicious

    • Caroline
      September 16, 2016 / 9:45 am

      It’s a little gem that I wish I had been using ages ago! With my kids love of Nutella I just had to try to incorporate some in to this bread recipe and luckily it turned out well 🙂

  3. Kim Styles
    September 16, 2016 / 10:01 pm

    this looks amazing! I would love a slice with a cup of hot chocolate!!

    • Caroline
      September 17, 2016 / 8:53 am

      Thanks very much Kim – sending you a virtual slice! 🙂

  4. William Gould
    September 18, 2016 / 7:28 am

    Very interesting, and that Ninja System looks awesome! I’ll have to show my wife later, as we were just thinking about getting a small Nutri Bullet for smoothies, but this looks so versatile!

    • Caroline
      September 19, 2016 / 5:32 pm

      It’s a really useful bit of kit we have found, and I really like the fact it is a multi-use piece too so our kitchen isn’t overloaded with different gadgets!

  5. A
    September 19, 2016 / 12:56 pm

    Wow, this is gorgeous! I’m really intimidated by making bread, but this looks delicious enough to really tempt me to give it a go.

    • Caroline
      September 19, 2016 / 5:33 pm

      Thank you so much, it turned out really well and I am by no means a bread pro!

  6. September 22, 2016 / 8:21 am

    I am not the best baker…. but my family would love this. I’m going to try it!! x

    • Caroline
      September 22, 2016 / 8:53 am

      It’s a really tasty bake and one my family has given the thumbs up! 🙂

  7. Paul Wilson
    October 4, 2016 / 11:52 pm

    Nutella bread sounds great.

  8. Jean Vaughan
    October 8, 2016 / 10:26 am

    I love making my own bread and the idea of adding Nutella will be a great attraction for the grandson so definitely going to try this one. Thanks for the recipe.

    • Caroline
      October 9, 2016 / 10:55 am

      Very welcome Jean – I am a big fan of chocolate in bread too and this was a really easy recipe to make 🙂

  9. Hayley Todd
    October 8, 2016 / 1:13 pm

    Oh my goodness, this break looks totally delicious! I have never attempted to make bread before, but this looks relatively simple and the results look fantastic!

    • Caroline
      October 9, 2016 / 10:58 am

      Thank you so much Hayley, I liked this recipe as it was easy to make as well as tasty and it got my two girls involved in making it too 🙂

  10. Fionajk42
    October 14, 2016 / 4:51 pm

    This bread looks really yummy – double choc! My husband likes to bake bread so maybe I can get him to make this one. If you don’t have a proving drawer, here are a couple of potential alternatives that have worked for us: a) in our last house the boiler was in its own cupboard, and that worked well as a place to prove bread, b) in our new house my husband has had success by putting the mixing bowl on top of our freestanding fridge-freezer, positioned near the back, so that the hot air from the refrigeration coils keeps the bowl at a temperature a bit warmer than the rest of the kitchen.

    • Caroline
      October 17, 2016 / 9:07 am

      Thank you Fiona that is so helpful and I will try out your methods on our next bake! 🙂