Baking Chocolate Rolls

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In today’s post, I’ll show you a simple recipe for delicious chocolate rolls. The rolls are made from a sweet yeast dough & rolled up like a “Pain Au Chocolat”, a French pastry made from brioche dough or puff pastry with chocolate filling.

Alternatively, the rolls can also be baked with chocolate drops or raisins & in an angular or round shape. Have fun baking!

Cooked/Baked today: Baking Chocolate Rolls
Difficulty: Medium
Preparation Time: 2 hours (incl. resting time)
Category: Baking Recipes, Bread Recipes
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Baking Chocolate Rolls

Baking Chocolate Rolls

Ingredients for 8 Homemade Chocolate Rolls:

  • 500 grams flour
  • 250 milliliters milk
  • 50 grams soft butter
  • 50 grams sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 20 grams fresh yeast
  • 1 sachet vanilla sugar
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 200 grams dark chocolate
  • Additional flour for the countertop

Required kitchen gadgets, helper & preparations:

  • High container for the yeast-water mixture
  • Whisk
  • Mixing bowl
  • Mixer/Kitchen machine
  • Kitchen towel
  • Baking sheet + parchment paper
  • Rolling pin
  • Small bowl to whisk up the egg
  • Brush


…for the dough:

Crumble 20 grams fresh yeast into a high container, add 50 grams sugar, 1 sachet vanilla sugar & 250 milliliters lukewarm milk & stir together with a whisk or fork until yeast & sugar have completely dissolved.

Preparing Dough

Preparing Dough

Next, in a mixing bowl combine yeast-water mixture along with 500 grams flour, 50 grams soft butter, 1 egg & a teaspoon salt & knead with a kitchen machine or mixer with dough hook for about 4 – 5 minutes until a sticky dough.

…shaping chcolate rolls:

Then give the dough a ball shape with your hands onto a slightly floured worktop & roll out with a rolling pin to a rectangle about 50cm x 40cm. Cut the dough sheet into 8 equal-sized rectangular pieces and roll out each piece of dough on a lightly floured work surface from the inside out to an elongated & thin strip of dough.

Shaping Chcolate Rolls

Shaping Chcolate Rolls

Garnish each end of the dough strip with a bar of dark chocolate & roll up the chocolate rolls towards the middle, then place the chocolate rolls on a lined baking tray & allow to rest for 45 – 60 minutes covered with a kitchen towel in a warm place.

…for the chocolate rolls:

Preheat the oven to 200°C (top/bottom heat) in good time. Next whisk up 1 egg in a small bowl, brush the risen chocolate rolls with the whisked egg mixture & then bake for about 12 – 15 minutes in the preheated oven until golden brown.

Baking Chocolate Rolls

Baking Chocolate Rolls

Get the done chocolate rolls out of the oven, possibly sprinkle a bit melted dark chocolate decoratively onto the rolls & then allow them to cool on a wire rack. Best served warm, so the chocolate is still warm and liquid inside. I wish you lots of fun baking!

Video Tutorial:

Watch the video tutorial to see the recipe and the preparation method precisely (German Audio only, English Subtitles available):

One Reply to “Baking Chocolate Rolls”

  1. Heute habe ich dein Rezept nachgekocht.
    Es sah bei mir zwar nicht ganz so gut wie bei dir aus, aber es hat sehr gut geschmeckt.
    Vielen Dank dafür, dass du uns deine Rezepte auf YouTube und deiner Website zur Verfügung stellst.

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