Talk about chocolate and the kids are ecstatic! So when Shireen chose Breads with Cocoa,Cacao or Carob in any form as the theme for #BreadBakers, I knew the kids would love anything that is getting baked for the theme.
This is one over dose of chocolate!There is chocolate in the buns, in the filling and even drizzled with chocolate! Need I tell you how the kids reacted when they saw these buns!?
For the Dough:
1/4 cup water
1/4 cup milk
25 gm butter
1/8 cup sugar
A little less than 1/2 tsp salt
3/4 tsp instant yeast
1 1/2 - 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons cocoa powder
For the Filling:
Chocolate Sauce/ frosting
To Drizzle on top
Pour the water and milk in a saucepan, and heat on the stove till quite hot but not boiling. Pour this liquid into a large bowl and add the butter. Stir till the butter is melted. Then add in the sugar and stir till the sugar dissolves. Let this mixture cool down till it is lukewarm, so that the yeast will proof. If it is too hot, it will kill the yeast.
In another bowl, take the flour, cocoa powder, salt,yeast.And mix well. Add the warm milk mixture.Knead. Transfer onto a work surface and knead well for 10 minutes till the dough is smooth and elastic.
Place the kneaded dough in an oiled bowl, turning the dough till lightly coated with oil. Cover loosely, and allow to double in volume, for about 1 - 1 1/2 hours.
After it has doubles, remove from bowl .Now place the dough on a flat surface and roll it out into an approximately 9" by 12" rectangle. Spread chocolate sauce / chocolate frosting on the surface and sprinkle the chocolate chips evenly.
Roll the dough away from you, as snugly as possible, starting with the 18” edge like a jam/ jelly roll (as for cinnamon buns). Try to pinch the dough closed as best as possible, or dampen the edge with a little water to seal well.
Cut the roll into 1 1/2" wide pieces with a very sharp knife/ dough scraper. Cut into 6 equal pieces.
Place them in a cake tin leaving enough space for them to expand. If you place them too far apart, they will spread rather rise in height. Cover loosely, and allow to rise, for about 1 hour or till almost double.
Bake at 180C for 25 - 30 minutes. Remove from oven and cool completely.
Serve the buns drizzled with melted chocolate...
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Breads with Cocoa, Cacao or Carob in any form #BreadBakers is a group of bread loving bakers who get together once a month to bake bread with a common ingredient or theme. Follow our Pinterest board right here. Links are also updated each month on this home page.
We take turns hosting each month and choosing the theme/ingredient.
If you are a food blogger and would like to join us, just send Stacy an email with your blog URL to email@example.com. And also to Kalyani who is hosting Srivalli's Kid's Delight Event with the theme - Chocolate! , #KidsDelightChocoGiveaway