Chocolate buns with chocolate filling

 

Chocolate bun with chocolate filling

Salam… kids started school yesterday after 2 1/2 weeks of winter break and my 2 elder daughters ; Aina and Nurin are having their mid-year exams for the next 2 weeks…. so I need something to release my stress (budak2 yg exam tapi mak dia yg tension…he he he)… apa lagi, masak lah… This bread recipe I took from Mamafami’s blog with minor modification and the chocolate filling I took the recipe from  group recipes. This recipe yield about 24 soft and yummy buns.

Ingredient  for Bread :

450g high protein flour ( I used normal flour)
50g cocoa powder
25g milk powder
75g sugar
10g instant yeast
1 teaspoon bread softener ( I used 150g water roux)
1 egg
1/2 teaspoon salt
250ml water
75g margarine ( I used butter)

Ingredient for Chocolate filling :

1 1/2 cups full fat milk
1/2 cup sugar
3 1/2 tbsp cornstarch
5 large egg yolks
6 oz milk chocolate
1 tbsp butter
1 tsp vanilla extract

Method :

Bread (Bread Maker) :  Pour water and salt into the bread maker pan. Add in egg. Top it with flour, cocoa powder, milk powder, sugar, yeast and water roux. Set the breadmaker to Dough function. Once the dough is just combined, add in margarine and leave the Breadmaker to continue doing it’s job. This process will take about 1 1/2 hour including proving.

Chocolate filling : Combine sugar and cornstarch in a large bowl. Beat eggs yolks into sugar mixture. Bring milk to a simmer in medium saucepan. Remove from heat. Gradually whisk hot milk into yolk mixture. Return mixture to sauce pan. Whisk over medium heat. Add chocolate, butter, and vanilla. Whisk until mixture is smooth. Transfer filling to medium bowl. Cool, stirring occasionally. Gently press plastic wrap directly onto surface. Cover and chill until cold.

Chocolate Buns : Once the Breadmaker stop, punch the air out from the dough. Divide the dough to 40g each. Shape into a ball. Leave to rest for another 10 minutes. Flatten the dough, place a teaspoonful of chocolate filling in the middle and roll into a ball. Arrange the dough on a baking tray. Let it prove till double the size. Sprinkle with a bit of water before putting the tray into the oven. Bake in a preheated oven at 180 degree celcius till golden brown. Once out of the oven, brush some butter on top.

 

Chocolate bun with chocolate filing...fresh from the oven

 

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