Nothing beats the smell of freshly baked bread.  Other than freshly baked bread with a touch of sugar and cinnamon. When this is in the oven your house will smell like a bakery. I would make it purely for that alone. It’s best eaten warm and would make a great centrepiece for any festive spread!

For the dough

500g strong white bread flour

300ml lukewarm water

21g fresh yeast

50g butter

For the filling

70g chocolate chips

125g room temp butter

1 tablespoon cinnamon

85g light brown sugar

70g chopped pecan nuts

Preheat oven to 180 degrees centigrade.

Place the yeast in a dish with a teaspoon of sugar in a warm place for 15 mins until it bubbles

Use a mixer and add all the bread  ingredients together until a dough is formed and knead in the mixer for 7 mins. Leave in a warm place for an hour until doubled in size

For the filling

Mix the butter, sugar and cinnamon together until a paste is formed

Roll the dough until it forms a rectangle and is 1cm thick

Use a spatula to spread the mixture  over the dough. Sprinkle over the nuts and chocolate chips

Then roll tightly like a Swiss roll.

Cut down the middle at one end half way down the dough and twist. Do the same the other way and join together to form a ring

Place in the oven for 25 minutes.

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