Chocolate & Hazelnut Twist

Today's recipe is for warming Vegan Chocolate-Hazelnut Twist which is perfectly soft and delicious!


Twists are filled with perfect Chocolate-Hazelnut spread which you can buy or make by yourself by simply blending cacao with roasted hazelnuts or melted chocolate with hazelnuts.


I hope you will enjoy this recipe as much as I did ;)


Grab the recipe along with some incredible facts about our favorite chocolate :)


Chocolates Can Help Prevent Tooth Decay

Tooth decay appears when your mouth plays a home to bacteria that turn sugar into acids, further eating away the tooth's surface causing cavities. The antibacterial agents in cocoa beans tend to inhibit the growth of these bacteria and prevent tooth decay. Choose to eat dark chocolate as it contains more cocoa. However, this doesn't mean you eat chocolate daily.


Growing A Cocoa Tree Is No Joke

It takes about a year for a cocoa tree to produce enough pods to make about 10 small-sized chocolate bars.


Know The Number Of Chocolate Flavours Available Across The Globe

It is said that chocolates have more than 500 flavours available, while wine has just about 200. Wonder how many have you tasted?


Cacao Beans Were Used As A Currency, Once In History

The Aztecs loved and valued cacao beans so much that they started using them as currency during the times of civilisation.


Cacao Trees Are Immortal, Almost

Cacao trees, which are tropical beauties, may actually live up to 200 years. However, interestingly, they produce beans for just 25 years of their lifespan.


Hot Chocolate Was The First Chocolate Treat, Not The Bars

Cocoa was brewed in both Aztec and Mexico; however, it wasn't anything like the hot chocolate we get nowadays. It was primarily a bitter concoction that was often enjoyed during weddings and other occasions.


Then Came Our Favourite Chocolate Bars

It was only in the year 1842 that the first chocolate bar was made by one of the most popular chocolate companies.


Roasting Cocoa Beans Has A Reason

Cocoa beans contain pathogens that can be harmful for humans, plus raw cocoa beans do not taste anything like what chocolate does. Cocoa beans go through certain chemical process when roasted, and proper roasting is integral to good flavoured chocolates.


Chocolate Milk Could Be A Post-Workout Recovery Drink

According to a report published in the International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism, chocolate milk provides carbohydrate replenishment to your muscles. *source


Find the recipe below!

Prep: 1h 45 min (1h 30 min are just waiting for the dough to rise)

Cook time: 25 min

Level: medium

Servings: 4 twists (divided into 16 portions)

Calories per serving: 135 kcal

Find the recipe & nutrition facts below :



For the yeast:

  • 2/3 cup warm water(not hot) (or plant milk)

  • 1 tbsp sugar (do not substitute)

  • 1 tbsp flour

  • 1 packet dry yeast (7 gr.)

For the dough:

  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

  • 40 gr. of sugar

  • 1 tsp salt

  • 5 tbsp vegan butter (margarine/coconut oil)

For the filling:

  • 1/4 cup chocolate-hazelnut spread


Method:

Step 1: In a medium bowl mix together warm water with 1 tbsp of sugar, flour and add the dry yeast. Set aside for 10 mins.

Step 2: In a large bowl place flour and add in salt, vegan butter, and yeast mixture and start mixing until you form a non-sticky dough.

Step 3: Form a ball and cover with a kitchen towel. Set aside in a warm place for around an hour or until the dough double its size.

Step 4: Sprinkle some flour on a kitchen surface, cut the dough ball in four, place one piece on the surface and roll it out in a 1-2 cm thin rectangle and cut it in two horizontally.

Step 5: Place around 1-2 tbsp of chocolate-hazelnut spread.

Step 6: Create two rolls. Split both pieces into a twist carefully move your twist into a loaf silicone pan and cover with a kitchen towel. Set aside in a warm place for around half of an hour or until the dough double its size.

Step 7: Repeat with the other parts of the dough.

Step 8: Preheat oven to 180C. (355F)

Step 9: Bake your twists for around 20-25 minutes.

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