For this month’s Bread Bakers, the theme was Breads with Cocoa, Cacao or Carob in any form. Our host Ruchik Randhap wanted us to bake any yeasted bread with cocoa in any form. There were so many ideas rushing through my mind but this buns finally won. I tweaked my 40 minutes burger buns recipe to make a white chocolate filled chocolate bun. I added some extra sugar to the dough and filled the bun with white chocolate chips. I thought the chocolate would melt and become gooey but it retained its shape. So next time I will be adding white chocolate ganache instead.
What ever the buns look like, they were so delicious. The rustic look is because I didn’t knead the dough for more than two minutes. But if you want it to be perfect, then knead it a little more. You can even add some chocolate chips to the dough to make it more chocolaty. My daughter loved these buns and for two days, this was her snacks. Keep it in an airtight box and they stay fresh fro two days. For those who are health conscious, use wheat flour instead of maida. You may need some extra water to knead. When I make some thing with cocoa powder, I have started adding instant coffee powder to enhance the flavour. You can just omit it if you don’t like coffee. Once the buns come out of oven, brush them with butter or ghee for a shiny top.
Makes 6 Buns
Instant Yeast-1 tbs
Water-1/2 cup + 2 tbs
Veg Oil-2 tbs
Vanilla Essence-1 tsp
Flour/ Maida-1 1/2 cups
Cocoa Powder-1/4 cup
Instant Coffee Powder-1 tsp
In a bowl mix together flour, cocoa powder, coffee powder, sugar, salt and instant yeast.
Add oil and mix.
Add water and mix to form a soft dough.
Knead the dough for 3-5 minutes, dusting with more flour if sticky.
Divide the dough into 6 equal portions.
Shape each into a flat disc and place some chocolate chips in the centre. Bring the sides to the centre and seal. Shape it into round ball.
Place three inches apart on a greased baking tray.
Cover with a towel and set aside for 10 minutes.
By the time preheat oven to 225°C.
Brush the top of the balls with milk and sprinkle some sesame seeds.
Bake for 15-25 minutes or until the buns are nicely golden.
Remove from tray and use it.
Breads with Cocoa, Cacao or Carob in any form
- Chocolate & Cherry Swirl Breads from The Bread She Bakes
- Chocolate Orange Swirl Buns from Mayuri’s Jikoni
- Chocolate and Vanilla Brioche from Kidsandchic
- Chocolate Banana Quick Bread from Basic N Delicious
- Chocolate Buttermilk Quick Bread from Cindy’s Recipes and Writings
- Chocolate Cinnamon Rolls from A Day in the Life on the Farm
- Chocolate Filled Bundt Bread from Food Lust People Love
- Chocolate Hazelnut Banana Bread from Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks
- Chocolate Monkey Bread from Sara’s Tasty Buds
- Chocolate Peanut Butter Chip Quick Bread from Magnolia Days
- Chocolate Peanut Butter Cinnamon Rolls from From Gate to Plate
- Chocolate Yeast Bread from Cook’s Hideout
- Croatian Povitica – Chocolate Walnut Swirl Bread from Herbivore Cucina
- Dark Chocolate Cherry Pocket Bread from Karen’s Kitchen Stories
- Dark Chocolate Chip Hot Cross Buns from Baking in Pyjamas
- Double Chocolate Espresso Scones from Wholistic Woman
- Double Chocolate Zucchini Bread from Sizzling Tastebuds
- Egg Free 45 Minutes Chocolate Buns from Gayathri’s Cook Spot
- Eggless Chocolate Babka from I Camp in my Kitchen
- Eggless Chocolate Swirl Buns from Seduce Your Tastebuds
- Eggless Triple Chocolate Scones from Spill the Spices
- Four-Chocolate Sour Cream Quickbread from What Smells So Good?
- Leopard Print Bread from Spiceroots
- Pain Au Chocolat (Chocolate filled Croissants) from G’Gina’s Kitchenette
- Pane Al Cioccolato – Chocolate Bread from Ruchik Randhap
- Petits Pain au Chocolat – Mini Chocolate Croissant from Sneha’s Recipe
- Sourdough Cacao Sweet Bread from The Schizo Chef
- Sweet Russian Chocolate Braid from Hostess At Heart
- Two Chocolates Greek Yogurt Banana Bread from La cocina de Aisha
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