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Baked Nutella Iris

Baked Nutella Iris

Baked Nutella Iris - a Sicilian baked bun filled with Nutella and dusted with icing sugar.

Course Dessert
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 25 minutes
Servings 12
Author Manuela Zangara


  • 500 gms – 4 cups flour
  • 250 ml – 1 cup lukewarm water
  • 50 gms – 1.75 oz. lard
  • 50 gms – 1.75 oz. sugar
  • 10 gms – 2 tsp salt
  • 7 gms – 2 ½ tsp active dry yeast
  • Nutella as needed
  • Milk to brush


  1. Dissolve the yeast in the lukewarm water together with 1 tbsp of the sugar. Set it aside to activate.
  2. In the meantime, put the remaining sugar, flour, salt and lard in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with a dough hook. Once the yeast and water mixture has become frothy, add it to the bowl. Knead well until you obtain a smooth and pliable dough.
  3. Let it rise for 1 hour or until it doubles in size.
  4. Divide the dough in 12 balls. Flatten them with a rolling pin. Place some Nutella in the centre of the dough circle. Then gather the edges and seal your bun. Put it upside down on a baking tray covered with baking paper.
  5. Brush with some milk.
  6. Bake in a pre heated oven at 200°C – 390°F for 10 minutes, or until golden brown.
  7. Let the buns cool down completely, then dust with icing sugar and serve.