Saturday, 16 October 2010

Chocoladekoek

From the first time I found out about the World Bread Day, two years back I loved joining in, especially as I made this Celebration bread and then last year I joined up with these Soft Buns with Seeds and I have to admit, I have been so much waiting for Zorra to announce it this year too.
I didn't know what I was going to make this year and was going through one of my bread books and I saw a sweet bread which we ( hubby) always buy for sunday fresh from the bakers.
Here in Belgium at least in Flanders there is this tradition were sunday morning everybody goes to the bakers and buy fresh Pistole, Croissant, Raisin Cookies etc...... and ofcourse this Chocoladekoek too.

Literally translated this Chocoladekoek would mean Chocolate cookie, but then that would be not correct, maybe I should call them Chocolate Buns??

I fell in love with this Chocaladekoek years ago when I first ate them, and every sunday I ask hubby to take this for me , my passion for this koek as rubbed onto my daughter too as she also ask hubby to bring this for her every sunday.

I would say making this bread would take time and this is my first attempt to make them at home and I am happy that it worked and tasted really good, but I would say I still need some improvment as in rolling into thiner layers etc...


Click the picture for a larger view


For making the basic dough go here and there is step by step pictorial how to make it.


Makes 8 to 10

1 portion of Gerezen Bladerdeeg there is a pictorial how to make them.
18 to 10 pieces of Dark Chocolate. ( I would recomend to use dark chocolate, I only had milk so I used that, but I woudl not use them , next time I will make sure I have dark chocolate)

Roll the dough till it is 3mm thick.
Cut the side so it is a perfect square.
Now cut Squares of 10 cm/8 cm.Fold the chocolae pieces they way show in the above pictirial.
Lay with the closing side on the bottom on a butterd tray and cover with a kitchen towel and keep in a warm place for 45 minutes to 1 hour till it is raised.


Preheat the oven for 220°c .
After the small beads are raised for a hour give a egg wash ( egg yolk mixed with a bit milk)

Bake then for 15 minutes.
When it is cooled sprinkle with powder suage and enjoy.

58 comments:

Deeba PAB said...

What a great entry for WBB day. I love the chocolate within and the tutorial F... gorgeous!

shifa firoz said...

yumm yumm.. seeing this bread for the first time.. :) will try soon :)

Syll said...

They look gorgeous! We have the same habit here: when I'm not making pancakes on sunday mornings, Benoît goes to the baker around the corner to get some 'pains au chocolat'. We're especially found of 'pains double chocolat', which are the same as your chocoladekoek with a chocolate icing on top! ;-)

Curry Leaf said...

GREAT ENTRY HC.PERFECT.:P :P No more words to describe how beautiful it looks and tastes.

Happy Cook said...

Syll here too with the chocolate icing layer on top is our favourite, but I didn't do them, maybe next time.

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Looks and sounds delicious! I love the name of the bread !!

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Your raised puff pastry is perfect! Lovely layers. Those pains au chocolat are so tempting. Great job!

Cheers,

Rosa

myspicykitchen said...

even though you baked it for the first time, it came out perfect!

Srivalli said...

Looks so tempting finla..

elra said...

Absolutely beautiful, quite tempting !

Shelley said...

Thanks for the step by step directions. These look great- I may have to give them a try!

Gloria said...

I love these breads Happy cook look absolutely amazing and delicious! Love the picture! gloria

Akila said...

lovely dish...new to me...
Event: Dish Name Starts with C
Learning-to-cook
Regards,
Akila

Vrinda said...

Very new to me..looks so pretty...

belesaaru said...

Chocoladekoek looks yummy!

Anna Johnston said...

Nice tutorial and love the little chocolate surprise.

s said...

it looks OMG perfect! Would KILL to have a bite....:)

zorra said...

I immediately fell in love with them too. They look gorgeous! Thank you for joining World Bread Day also this year.

Divya Kudua said...

Looks so good Finla..I wonder if I can ever bake such pretty breads!!

Priya said...

Woww seriously am drooling here..Awesome entry..any leftovers for me..

Jamie said...

Finla, these buns are fabulous! They are like Pains au chocolat and who doesn't love those? You are so talented! First try? These look professional. Fantastic, Finla!

pity said...

that looks so yummy! well done! cheers from london

An Open Book said...

i can only imagine how absolutely yummy it would have tasted

indosungod said...

They look really good HC. How about a small bakery in your own kitchen for baking challenged people like me. I bet there are a few in Belgium.

Cakelaw said...

These look devine HC - who could resist chocolate bread?

Arfi Binsted said...

they look fabulous!

Tiy said...

They are perfect!
In french we call that Chocolates' bread (pain au chocolat) and in the south of France : chocolatines! I sometimes call that chocolatines here in belgium, out of habit, but noboby understand it here...

myfrenchkitchen said...

these beauties remind me of our pain au cocholat here in France, something that I love...so I can just imagine biting into your chocoladekoek!
ronelle x

Angie's Recipes said...

I didn't know about WBB until the other day I read a couple entries about this day in blogsphere.
Your chocoladekoek look wonderful!

Bombay-Bruxelles said...

How funny! We are to do this in school on saturday!

Sarah Naveen said...

oh wow!!! that is fabulously yummy!! chocolate cookie!! i m loving it...

Ananda Rajashekar said...

oh they look great with chocolate, yum perfect step by step procedure :) Glad to be here :)

Laavanya said...

What a cute and fun name... they look so good - like from a great pastry shop.

Pushpa said...

They look absolutely gorgeous.Yum!

Pushpa @ simplehomefood.com

meeso said...

Looks awesome!

Nithya said...

Looks fantastic :) I'm totally drooling :) yummm.. Love your clicks too :)

Helene said...

You are so good. What a beautiful treat.

Cham said...

I am die hard fan of this pain au chocolat (I guess). U are breaking absolutely my diet with that bread F :)

Divya Vikram said...

The last ic is amazing. Looks like a gourmet dessert..

Roshan said...

you are an awesome baker.....the bread has come out so well.....the chocolate makes it really yummy!!

Vandana Rajesh said...

yummm, irresistible with the dark chocolate.

delphcotecuisine said...

wonderful and yummy
Delphine from France

Jagruti જાગૃતિ said...

Great great great...! looks so tempting and intresting...gotta to try soon :)

Rachana said...

I didn't know about WBB until now, your Chocoladekoek looks gorgeous.

Cynthia said...

Your baking triumphs are amazing.

~Lisa~ said...

I have never heard of this before but looks amazing. Love the step by step photos!

Shama Nagarajan said...

delicious

lissie said...

awesome entry for WBB! Oh,I'm drooling...!

kothiyavunu.com said...

I don't know the names of bread,but what I do know is they all taste Yummy :-) i am drooling here

Bharathy said...

that was a sooper fast comment, HC..:)

These days the recipe names in yours are greek latin to me!
All I can understand that they are all classic!! :)

Juliana said...

What a great looking bread, and filled with chocolate. Nice pictures as well :-)

Amber said...

I have heard of world bread day but never participated. Yum is the perfect word for these.
You seemed to enjoy the table setting posts I did the last 2 years. Although I didn't do a table this time I have began this years posts today and for a few days. Peek if you are interested again. There were some nice ideas.

Twinkle said...

We call these chocolate croissants where I am, although thats probably not right either. Thank you so much for the photo tutorial! =)

Soma said...

I have missed so many of your posts!! going thru an insanely crazy schedule.

But I am bookmarking this recipe. Just AWESOME. and I bet this will be licked clean by the kids too.

Sophie said...

Your chocolade koek looks even better then in many Flemish bakeries!

Waw!! Lovely breakfast!!

Happy Cook said...

Sophie thankyou that is a huge compliment you gave for the koek.

n33ma said...

oh my,u tempt me!

Stefanie said...

Thats what my boyfrind always buy for breakfast on sunday, too. Yours look very delicous.