Chocolate swirls Bread!

Some pretty chocolate swirls in the a bread similar to Pan de Hojaldre.
Ingredients:
  • 2-3 cups bread flour
  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1.5 cups water
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 Tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons active yeast
  • 2 Tablespoons organic cocoa powder
  • oil for greasing
Directions:
  1. Warm half a cup of water and add 1 teaspoon sugar and yeast to it. Mix well
  2. Let it sit for 10 minutes or until frothy.
  3. In 1/4 cup hot water, mix in the cocoa powder and 1 Tablespoon sugar and keep aside for cooling.
  4. Take 1/3 of the yeast mixture, 1 (or 1.5)cup bread flour, cocoa mixture, 1 teaspoon butter and knead into a soft dough.
  5. In a greased mixing bowl, add the rest of the flours and salt and mix well.
  6. Add the remaining butter, yeast mixture, and water and knead for 8-10 minutes. ( if using stand mixer, 3-4 minute batches with intermittent scraping)
  7. Add more water if needed.
  8. Place both doughs in separate well greased containers, covered in a warm place for 2 hours.
  9. Knead the doughs separately into balls.
  10. Take both doughs and roll them out into 10 or 12 inch squares of even thickness. The chocolate dough will be about 1/8 inch thick and the regular dough about a 1/4 inch thick. Use extra flour if necessary.
  11. Place the chocolate dough on top on the regular dough square.
  12. Fold them together twice to get a smaller square.
  13. Roll them out again to about 10 inches square.
  14. Roll them like a jelly roll from one side tightly and seal the open side to the roll with water.
  15. Place the roll on a greased baking tray with the sealed side down.
  16. Make deep cuts on the roll an inch apart. Step by step and pictorial for similar shaping here http://cindystarblog.blogspot.com/2010/01/pan-de-hojaldre.html
  17. Spray some oil on top and cover with damp towel. Let rise for 40 minutes.
  18. Bake at 375 degrees F for about 40 minutes.
  19. Cool completely before slicing!
  20. Enjoy warm with butter! or dipped in hot coffee!

Comments

  1. says

    This sounds really interesting– reminded me a bit of a chocolate croissant, but with a more bread-like, denser texture? Hope Chewie’s doing well– he sounds adorable. :)

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