Good Morning Sticky Buns with Apricot and NUTELLA<sup>®</sup> hazelnut spread

Good Morning Sticky Buns with Apricot and NUTELLA® hazelnut spread

A yummy way to say, “good morning!”
You just know it’s going to be a good day when the first thing you eat is a warm sticky bun straight out of the oven. Dried apricots and tender dough pair perfectly with a little NUTELLA® hazelnut spread, all displayed in a Christmas tree shape.
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  • Dough:
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 cup milk
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • ½ cup unsalted butter, melted and cooled
  • 1 tbsp instant yeast
  • 1 tsp salt
  • Filling:
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup finely chopped almonds
  • ½ cup finely chopped dried apricots
  • Topping:
  • 14 tbsp NUTELLA® hazelnut spread, 1 tbsp per serving
Step 1
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine eggs, milk, sugar and butter. Mix until well combined. Add flour, yeast and salt and mix everything together to form a dough. If the dough is too dry, add a little more warm water; if it’s too wet, add a little more flour.
  • Knead the dough in the bowl or on a lightly floured surface until it becomes smooth and springy. Transfer to a clean, lightly oiled bowl and loosely cover with a clean, damp tea towel. Allow the dough to rise in a warm place until it roughly doubles in size – this will take about 1 hour depending on how warm the room is.
Step 2
  • Place the dough on the floured surface and roll it out into a large rectangle about 1” in thickness.
  • Spread the dough with the softened butter and sprinkle brown sugar evenly all over its surface.
  • Repeat with the almonds and finely chopped apricots.
Step 3
  • Starting from the longest end, tightly roll the dough into itself until you end up with a long roll. Cut the roll into 14 slices.  
  • Arrange the slices on a parchment-lined baking sheet in the shape of a Christmas tree. Cover with a damp tea towel and allow the buns to rise for a further 30 minutes.
Step 4
  • Pre-heat oven to 350° F. Bake for 20 minutes. Spread NUTELLA® hazelnut spread on the tree as garland, serve immediately with a glass of milk and a side of fruit.  
  • Tip: The sticky buns are best served the day they are baked.
Et voilà!
Good Morning Sticky Buns with Apricot and NUTELLA<sup>®</sup> hazelnut spread
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