Sweet Rolls with Chocolate for Times When We Don't Feel Like Going Out
Chocolate rolls are exactly like cinnamon rolls except they're filled with chocolate instead of cinnamon. A lovely pick for a hot drink on a cold afternoon.
Unsweetened cocoa powder
/ 100g Butter
Agave or sweetener of choice
/ 50g Raisins
/ 15g Fresh yeast
/ 300ml Milk or water
/ 600g Flour
/ 100g Butter
In a small bowl, combine the cocoa powder, butter and agave syrup. Whisk them well.
Sprinkle the yeast into half cup of lukewarm milk or water. If it gets foamy that's completely normal it shows that the yeast is working.
In the meantime measure and put flour, eggs, butter and the remaining milk into a large bowl. Eventually pour in the foamy yeast and milk too.
Knead the mixture until a soft dough forms.
Cover top and place in a warm (70°F - 80°F / 21°C - 26°C) spot for half an hour.
Roll out dough on a floured surface to a rectangle shape.
Brush filling onto the squared dough. Sprinkle raisins on top if it feels better.
Tightly roll the dough into a log
Cut crosswise into 1" / 2cm wide pieces.
Place the pieces apart on the baking tray (A baking sheet will be useful here.)
Cover and let them rise for about half an hour.
Heat the oven to 350°F / 180°C
Brush the rolls with egg yolk before placing them in the oven.
Bake for about 25-30 minutes (depends on the oven) and take them out when they have a nice golden color. Let them cool a little bit before serving.
Enjoy this marvelous afternoon snack with tea or coffee. Serve them with cocoa out hot chocolate for the kids!
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