Chocolate Hazelnut Streusel Bread with Salted Caramel Sauce
Enjoy this chocolate quick bread with a steaming cup of coffee. It’s a perfect afternoon pick-me-up; you’ll swoon over the crumbly chocolate hazelnut streusel and buttery salted caramel sauce! And it’s such an easy recipe- no mixer required!
Hey guys! How was your weekend and all? Phew mine was really exciting. So many fun things!
Ok so I’m a big dork and a total Instagram noob- I had my IG set to share with my personal Facebook and not my Baking a Moment page. So if you are following me on Facebook only, then you probably didn’t see any of what I was up to this past weekend. Sad face. Unless! You are also following me on Twitter or, of course, IG.
Enough of that nonsense! It’s all fixed now but the bottom line is, I had an incredible, unforgettable time at the Better Homes and Gardens Cooking Experience. Dude, they rolled out the red carpet. It was so. much. FUN! And now I am totally behind because I just couldn’t even.
Here are a few of the highlights:
After all that excitement I think I just need to chill out with a hot cup of coffee and a nibble.
What do you think of this bread??? Is it just about the most incredible bread you’ve ever laid eyes on? Can I even call it bread? Let’s be honest, it’s cake. Right? I mean I adapted it from my favorite muffin recipe, but there’s chocolate. And caramel. The only excuse I really have for calling this a bread is the fact that it’s baked in a loaf pan.
What we have here is a dense and uber-chocolatey quick-bread/muffin/cake, studded all throughout with pockets of melty chocolate chips, heavily encrusted with a crumbly chocolate hazelnut streusel, and drizzled (don’t hold back) with gooey salted caramel sauce. It’s the stuff of dreams, I tell you.
You can use any kind of salted caramel sauce you may have on hand, but I highly recommend this recipe. It comes together in about 15 minutes flat and it’s so buttery and rich. It makes a great homemade gift too! Try it; I promise you’ll never go back to the store-bought stuff.
Hope you enjoyed, my friends! xoxo
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These homemade soft pretzel bites are infused with wheat beer and orange, and dusted in a sweet/salty coating that's spiked with citrus zest. Serve with plenty of Nutella® chocolate hazelnut spread for dipping!
- Preheat the oven to the lowest setting (mine is 170 degrees F) and combine the flour and sugar in a large mixing bowl.
Place the beer and orange juice in a liquid measuring cup and warm slightly in the microwave (on my microwave, this takes about 30-40 seconds). The mixture should be slightly warm but not hot.
Sprinkle the yeast into the beer and orange juice and allow it to dissolve (about 3-5 minutes).
Pour the mixture into the flour/sugar and mix on low speed with the dough hook attachment for about 10 minutes, or until the dough forms a ball and pulls away from the sides of the bowl.
Mix in the salt.
Lightly mist a large bowl with non-stick spray and transfer the dough into the prepared bowl.
Turn the heat off the oven and place the dough in, allowing it to rise for one hour.
- Divide the dough into bite-sized pieces, and allow to rise on a lined baking sheet for 20-30 minutes.
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F and heat the water in a large stockpot until simmering.
Add the baking soda and cook the pretzel bites in the simmering water for about 1 minute on each side.
Transfer to a lined baking sheet and bake for 20 minutes, or until deep golden brown.
- Combine the sugar, salt, and orange zest in a small bowl. Set aside.
- Brush the pretzel bites with melted butter, and coat with the salty citrus sugar.
- Serve with Nutella® for dipping.