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):

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