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.
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 :-)
Basic bread I used the recipe for 8 pieces so below are the measurment for that.
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.