For a decadent breakfast in bed or a tasty doorstep delivery this Mother’s Day, why not try this delicious home recipe for Guylian’s Chocolate Hazelnut Swirls. Your mum (and anyone else in the house) is guaranteed to thank you for starting the day off right!
A delicious take on a traditional cinnamon swirl made with a delicious hazelnut filling – perfect for any time of day but especially for breakfast in bed on Mothering Sunday.
200ml hazelnut milk, or whole milk
500g strong bread flour, plus extra to dust
7g fast-action dried yeast
50g caster sugar
1 large egg, beaten
50g soft butter, plus extra to grease
4tbsp light brown sugar
4tbsp cocoa powder
2tbsp ground hazelnuts
6 praline chocolate truffles
50g caster sugar
8 - 10 Guylian Sea Horses or Sea Shells to decorate
Melt the butter for the dough in a saucepan, then remove from the heat and add the milk. In a large mixing bowl (or stand mixer), stir together the flour, yeast, caster sugar, salt, then make a well in the centre and add the beaten egg and the buttery milk. Mix together until you have a soft dough, then knead for 10 minutes on a floured surface. When the dough is smooth and elastic, pop it in a clean mixing bowl and cover with a tea towel. Leave to rise at room temperature for two hours or until doubled in size.
For the filling, combine the softened butter, hazelnuts, cocoa powder, and brown sugar, mixing well until you have a soft and spreadable chocolate paste. Chop the praline truffles into small pieces.
Once the dough has risen, knock the dough back by folding it in on itself a few times, then roll out to a thick rectangle, about 30 x 20cm on a floured work surface. Spread the dough with the chocolate hazelnut mixture, then sprinkle with the chopped truffles.
Roll the dough rectangle up from the long side, pinching the seam closed. Trim off the ends, then cut the dough into 8-12 fat slices, depending on how large you want the rolls. Grease and line a 20cm x 30cm baking tin, or individual tins, with a little butter and add the dough slices (if baking the buns in the same tin space 1cm apart to allow room for the second prove). Cover the buns with a tea towel and leave to prove for a second time, this time for about 45 minutes, or until doubled in size. Preheat the oven to 180°C, fan 160°C, gas 4.
Brush the risen buns with a little melted butter before baking in the centre of the oven for about 25 mins, or until deep golden brown and cooked through. While the buns are baking, make the glaze by mixing the water and sugar together in a pan over a high heat and simmering until the sugar has dissolved.
Brush the buns with the sugar syrup when still warm from the oven, this will give them a lovely shiny glaze and help to keep them fresh. Finish off with a Guylian Sea Horse or Sea Shell on top. Once cooled, store the buns in an airtight container and eat within three days.
This recipe was lovingly created by the talented Catrin at Fwdge. For more of their mouth-watering creations check out their Instagram page - @fwdge.