Nutella Swirled Buns with Toasted Almonds

Nutella Swirled Buns with Toasted Almonds


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About this recipe: This year, instead of baking the usual yummilicious Hot Cross Buns for Easter, I upped the ante and turned my imaginary buns into reality. For a while, I’ve been dreaming of swirling Nutella into rich dough eg; brioche etc and sprinkling the top with almond flakes. Now,I couldn’t possibly ignore this yummilicious dream of mine, could I? So, last week, I finally had the chance to make my dream come true… with cream cheese frosting to boot! I mean, c’mon… Chocolate and cream cheese?!?! They are absolutely puurfectttt for each other!

maameemoomoo Central Region, Singapore


  • 150ml milk
  • 4.5g dried instant yeast
  • 68g caster sugar
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 75g unsalted butter
  • 1/2 egg
  • 330g bread flour
  • 300g Nutella, at least
  • a handful of sliced almonds
  • 4 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup or 113g butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup icing sugar, or more if you like


  1. Place milk, yeast, sugar, salt, butter, egg and bread flour into bread machine as you normally would. Select DOUGH.
  2. Divide the dough in half. Roll out one portion on a lightly floured surface to about 1cm thick. Spread all the Nutella over the dough.
  3. Roll up the dough as you would a Swiss roll and cut it into pieces 4-5cm thick, in my case, it’s 9 pieces.
  4. Arrange these cut dough pieces into a lightly floured tin.
  5. Preheat oven to 175 – 200C.
  6. Leave the buns to proof uncovered for 45-60 minutes or until they have doubled in size.
  7. Sprinkle almonds on top and bake in the lower part of the oven for 10-15 minutes or until golden brown.
  8. With paddle beater, beat the butter for 1-2 minutes before adding in the cream cheese. cream for another 3 minutes. stir in the icing sugar.
  9. Change the paddle beater to balloon whisk, cream the mixture for at least 2 minutes to get fluffy cream cheese frosting!

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