Thursday, 11 February 2010

Chocolate buns



This was one bread which my daughter always ate when she was little, especially when we went for shopping and she was sitting in the pram.
Those were the days I didn't make bread at home, so mostly I had to go to the bakers to buy bread and while we were in the bakers my daughter used to point to this chocolate bun and ask for it.
So while i window shoped, did my grocerry shopping etc......she used to munch on these buns enjoying them fully.
Few months back I bought this bread baking book and to my daughters delight there was the recipe for these buns.

So as Jamie is hosting this months MM and her theme is chocolate in bread.
I think next time i will less the oven temperature especially as my oven is conventional, they were a teeney weeney bit browner than I wanted.


My bounty of Callebaut chocolate .

I had promised priya I well send something for her valentine event so sending these heart shaped lollipos for her.
I made this from Rachel Allen.
According to my daughter they were really yummy, but I won't be making them anymore as it was such a sticky thing to make, I spilled sugar every where and had to clean up my whole kitchen. My fault i should have been more carfull.
And my daughter remarked, what is there if you have to clean up, when the lollipops are tasting so good.
Now thinking about it I should have left the kitchen sticky till my daughter came from school so she would clean it up as the lollipop was so tasty.
Well while i did the clenaing I didn't know she would be making the above remark :-)



Make the recipe for Basic bread I used the recipe for 8 pieces so below are the measurment for that.


100 gm of baking chocolate
1 egg

After the first 30 minutes raising of the basic bread, knowk the air down. Make the dough into a sguare shape, put all the chocolate in the middle. And mix the chocolate pieces into the dough till they are fully mixed evenly.
Make the dought into a ball shape and keep them for raising in a bowl for another 30 minutes , cover the bowl with a towel of a plastic foil.
After 30 minute raising push down the air and weigh 50 gm each of the dough and shape into a ball.

Place them in a tray which is lightly oiled. Press the ball a bit down.

Cover with a tea towel and keep in a warm place for raising.
After 15 minutes brush each ball with beaten egg. And just give a small 2 cuts on each side of them ball. This will give you the un even shape to the buns.
Let them rise now without the tea towel for 45 minutes in a warm place.
Preaheat the oven to 230° c and bake them for 10 minutes. With this temperature in my oven it got a bit too dark so i might less the temperature to 200°c next time.
The buns were a bit too densed, could be because I added to much chocolate or maybe my pieces were a bit too big. Next time will cut the choco pieces half.



It is Carnival Holidays for my daughter from tommorow onwards for a whole week, so no blog hopping for a week, see you all after a week of holiday.

59 comments:

Aparna said...

No wonder your daughter likes them, who can resist chocolate and bread? :)
Have seen Rachel Allen baking on TV. She makes baking easy.

You made lollipops at home? Wow!

Shama Nagarajan said...

wow..great delights dear...tempting

Asha said...

YUM! My kids would love the chocolate buns. Lollipops look so pretty. I made sweet and spicy rolls today, resting now! :D

Have a wonderful time on Saturday, Finla. Weather is good here now, sunny, a bit cold but not that bad.

indosungod said...

I can understand why your daughter loves them so much. It is a multipurpose bun to make anyone happy.

Ramya Vijaykumar said...

Wow the choco buns are looking very comforting and yummy!!!

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Happy Cook said...

Aparna yeah made them home, they were very yumm according to my daughter, but was a sticky thing to make.

Vrinda said...

Lovely buns...

Cham said...

Ok u make me run to the kitchen and preheat my oven now! Those are perfect choco buns! Lollipop candy looook so sexy!
Have a wonderful Valentine Day!

5 Star Foodie said...

Yum! The chocolate buns are simply amazing, very tempting!

Happy Cook said...

Cham I have written a message for the raisin bread in your place.

Cham said...

U re sweet heart F! Thanks for the tip I will let u know :)

Poornima Nair said...

The buns look fabulous, bread and chocolate are so wonderful together.

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

those heart shaped lolipops are beautiful...
I am sure I would enjoy the choco bread too - seems like a lot of work though....

Priya said...

Woww chocolate buns looks fantastic..prefect for weekend brunch na..

Lollypops looks fantastic, cute and eye catching..thanks for sending F..just love it..

Ivy said...

Those chocolate buns sound irresistible and your lollipops so cute.

Gloria said...

These look absolutely nice and yummy dear Happy cook!!! xx gloria

Sophie said...

Who doesn't love chocolate & bread all smushed up together???

Lovely chocolate bread rolls,...mmmmm!

Cakelaw said...

Delicious looking bread, and the lollipops are adorable!

Suma Rowjee said...

Thanks for posting the basic bread recipe. Haven't tried breads yet and would love to try. Can just imagine the aroma when its baking!!

LG said...

Lollipops!!! do send me some. Chocolate buns looks tempting too

Pavithra said...

hey that looks awesome...perfect for valentine.....

Divya Kudua said...

Yummy..the chocolate buns look so tempting:).The lollipop hearts look ever-so pretty too!

Rachel said...

Lollypops looks so perfect F. Chocolate bun are so had to resist...

Prathibha said...

Those lollipop's are tempting me to grab them...lovely choco buns too

jayasree said...

Chocolate in bun is truly irresistable... Lucky daughter to get home made lollipops.

Enjoy the break with your daughter.

sowmya.s said...

chocolate in bread..sounds great...love the colour of those cute hearts!!

Sushma Mallya said...

looks yum...heart shaped lollipops looks too cute...happy valentines day finla

sra said...

Have fun on your break!

Jaya said...

Happy,
you know I do the same ,keep my lil daughter engaged with some goodies while I am doing grocery shopping ..but sometimes she also gets involved actively in picking her choice of vegetables or fruits lol..
loved the chocolate bun and the lollipops also ..enjoy your break and have fun...
hugs and smiles

Debbie said...

That looks so delicious. I love breads with chocolate.

Bong Mom said...

Awww, isn't it sweet that your daughter still loves the same buns and now you make them instead of buying them

PJ said...

who would not love this delicious chocolate bread and the heart shaped lolipops! Both are wonderful, I have had chocolate bread a long while ago and had really liked it.. now you are much tempting me to make at home :)

Madhavi said...

very tempting !!

Cinnamon-Girl♥ said...

What a delicious looking bread with the chocolate in it! And what cute lollipops!

Ankita said...

Yum..chocolate buns.My son will be crazy if bake these for him.

Ankita said...

Yum..chocolate buns.My son will be crazy if bake these for him.

Jamie said...

Oooh yum these are the perfect treats, aren't they! These are a great MM bread, Finla, and I am so glad you baked them for my MM! I love the pretty lollipops too.

Preeti Kashyap said...

Love the chocolate buns! yummm...nice clicks too!

Vanillastrawberryspringfields said...

Delightfull chocolate bubs n lollies too!!!1

Cynthia said...

Happy V day to you and the family.

Laavanya said...

The heart shaped candies are v cute. Choc bun looks good I love that or the one with tutti frutti

Supriya Nair said...

These are looking gorgeous...wich I could taste them...wonderful creations...nice click as well!

DEESHA said...

the buns look absolutely gorgeous

JennDZ - The Leftover Queen said...

Those buns look delicious! Kind of puts you in mind of a chocolate croissant! Happy Valentine's Day!

Anisheetu said...

lollipops are looking so sweet... if i decide to make them then my daughter would be the happiest... thanks for sharing.... :)

Elra said...

Your chocolate buns are absolutely tempting.

Juliana said...

Wow, this bread with chocolate look yummie...and the lollipops are so cute :-)

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

hmmm chocolate buns!! I would have them all. looks very yummy.

sunita said...

I'd love these buns too :-) Enjoy the break F.

Deeba PAB said...

Oh you romantic you Fanila...that jelly is making me weak in the knees! Love the bread too ...I have developed a 'sweet bread weakness'!

lissie said...

I love chocolate buns... those lollipops look so pretty!

AnuSriram said...

Chocolate buns looks so tempting! Don't care they are extra brown... love them so much! And making lollipops at home... gr8! They look lovely!

Kitchen Flavours said...

Chocolate and bread....wow...looks extremely yum.....lollipop calls the kid in me...

Rina said...

Those are yummy chocolate buns..

n33ma said...

lucky daughter.....id love to eat those buns right now.

shankari said...

You are adventurous..lollipops at home. If the temp setting in a recipe calls for 375, try keeping it at 350 for convection. This is what one of the chefs told me

Angie's Recipes said...

These are wonderful with some black coffee to warm up the snowy days!

Muneeba said...

These look fabulous ... perfect for kids of all ages .. myself included ;)

Soma said...

Whoa.. what a delighful bread with so much choc. in it. who would not love this!