Breakfast Buns with Nutella
Serves or Makes: 12

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For the Starter


  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1/4 cup whole milk, plus more for brushing
  • 2 tablespoons all purpose flour

For the Breakfast Buns with Nutella®


  • 1 tablespoon active dry yeast
  • 1/2 cup warm water
  • 3 tablespoons whole milk powder
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar, divided
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • Nutella®, to serve
  • Strawberries, chopped for garnish


  • Step 1

    In a small pot, whisk together all the starter ingredients and cook over low heat until the mixture forms a paste. Turn off heat and transfer the starter to a small bowl.

  • Step 2

    Meanwhile, mix together the warm water, yeast, and 1 ½ teaspoon sugar in a large bowl. Let it rest until the yeast starts to foam, about 5-8 minutes.

  • Step 3

    Once the yeast is ready, add the whole milk powder, remaining sugar, egg, salt, butter, and starter. Mix together until well-combined, then mix in the flour, 1 cup at a time until a dough forms.

  • Step 4

    Transfer the dough to a working surface and knead until elastic and soft.

  • Step 5

    Lightly grease a medium bowl and place the dough inside. Cover with a clean towel or cling wrap until the dough has risen, about 1 hour.

  • Step 6

    Divide the dough into 10-12 equal pieces, then shape each piece into a ball, then cover the rolls and let it rest on a warm surface for 30-45 minutes.

  • Step 7

    Preheat the oven to 375 F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Place the buns on top of the parchment paper and brush with milk. Bake for 12-15 minutes, or until golden.

  • Step 8

    Let the buns cool, then top each bun with 1 Tablespoon Nutella® and a few pieces of chopped strawberries.