Look, Princess, I would’ve brought you a bouquet, but I swear the flowers in this kingdom fought back. In fact, things got pretty hot out there for awhile. So hot I had time to bake you this brioche in the shape of a local flower while I watched the world burn around me. Er, that is, while I tried to help all the innocent woodland creatures escape the blazing death glare of the local plant life.
Super Mario Fire Flower – Nutella and Raspberry Cream Cheese Brioche Bread
By Jennifer Imhoff-Dousharm
3 c Flower 2 Eggs
1/3 c Sugar
3/4 c Milk
6 tbsp Butter (room temperature)
1 pkg Active Dry Yeast
4 oz Cream Cheese
2 tbsp Raspberry spread
1/3 c Nutella
Sift flour into mixing bowl.
Stir in sugar and yeast.
Make a small hole in center of flour mix and add eggs; lightly whisk eggs.
Add butter (sliced) and milk to the mix.
Allow to mix into dough; if needed hand need with extra flour to get the right consistency.
Form a ball and cover bowl with a towel; allow dough to rest until it has doubled in size.
Mix cream cheese and raspberry spread until it has an even consistency.
Divide the dough into four equal parts.
Roll out each dough portion into a disc approximately 25-30 cm in diameter.
Lay out one disc onto a parchment paper and spread about 1/ 3 of the Nutella around the outer edge. Spread the raspberry cream cheese into the center.
Lay the second disc on top on the first.
Press the edges of the dough together with your fingers to close the filling in.
Spread about 1/ 3 of the nutella around the top of the second disc; fill in the center with the raspberry cream cheese filling.
Repeat with the third disc.
Apply the fourth disc on top and pinch close (do not spread filling on top).
Place a small cup or bowl in the center as a marker.
Use a knife to slice dough into 16 sections(up to the glass edge).
Lift one section and twist to the right twice.
Lift up the next section and twist to the left twice.
Repeat this process to all sections; making sure you alternate the twist direction.
Lightly brush milk and dust with sugar before baking.
Preheat oven to 350; Bake for 25-30 minutes.
Pluck its baked petals and consume them guilt free, knowing you’re doing your part to keep the world safe from it’s fiery menace.
Kitchen Overlord’s Minion “Lil Jinni” is a student of informatics and network security, full time mom, and a primary organizer of Vegas 2.0. When not herding hackers and children or contriving shenanigans, she is a guild leader, a Trekkie, a Whovian, a Brown coat, and an Isis agent.
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