Rainy Sunday Baking: Nutella Pastry Braid


The view from our dining room windows

This morning my children were bright-eyed and ready to go outside and play, but unfortunately, it had rained earlier in the morning and the grass was still wet.  They settled down to color at the dining room table and I baked a Nutella-filled puff pastry for breakfast.

Last weekend my mother had brought some delicious cherry turnovers to our Fathe’s Day brunch at my house. She gave me the recipe she used and said that she really liked the Wewalka Puff Pastry dough.

How to make a pastry braid

Wewalka ready-made Puff Pastry dough

When grocery shopping last night I decided to pick up some pastry dough to use for this morning’s breakfast.

The Wewalka Puff Pastry is found in the refrigerated section of the store, near the cookie dough and crescent roll dough. It comes rolled up in parchment paper to make baking easy.

Ingredients I used:

Wewalka Puff Pastry dough

Nutella spread

1 egg

1 tsp sugar

First, preheat the oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit.  I rolled my dough out onto a 9×14 inch foil covered cookie sheet and made inch wide slices in the dough along the two long edges using a knife.

Then I spread Nutella liberally down the center of the dough.  I probably used too much, but can you really use too much Nutella?

Instead of Nutella, you could use any type of canned pie filling.  Pumpkin butter, lemon curd, or apples fried with butter, cinnamon, and sugar would be delicious too.


Next, I began to braid the dough over the top of the filling.  To do this, pull a piece of dough from one side of the pan over the filling and then repeat with a piece from the other side until you’ve reached the end.

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After folding the end piece under, I beat an egg to create an egg wash. I spread the egg wash over the dough and then discarded the rest. I sprinkled a small amount of white sugar on top; I did not measure but it was around a teaspoon.



Then it was ready to bake. I set my timer for 15 minutes. By 15 minutes it was lightly browned but I let it cook for an additional two minutes.


I let it cool for 10 minutes and then sliced it for my family.


It turned out quite delicious.  The kids had Nutella covered faces and licked clean plates!







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