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Sticky Chocolate Chip Rolls | #GBBOBLOGGERS2016 Week 3

When it was announced that week three on The Great British Bake Off was bread week I’ll admit I did panic a little and contemplated just skipping this week all together! I’ve never made bread before and just the thought of it scared me. But I am determined to join in with baking along each week so I set about finding an easy fool proof chocolate bread recipe.

I headed straight to my favourite baking blogger Jane who blogs over at Jane’s Patisserie as she always has easy to follow yet utterly scrumptious recipes that never ever fail. I’m always making her cheesecakes which are such a big hit every time so I was super pleased to find her recipe for Sticky Chocolate Sweet Rolls. It looked easy enough so I ordered the ingredients and hoped for the best basically!

I need not have worried as is the case with all of Jane’s recipes, they turned out absolutely perfect. They were honestly so straight forward to make, I literally couldn’t believe it. I followed the recipe to the letter and they were beautiful and most importantly they taste amazing! I will definitely be making them again and again 😉


Ingredients (Makes 12)

Dough
– 600g Strong White Bread Flour, plus extra for dusting
– 14g Dried Yeast
– 75g caster sugar
– 90g Unsalted Butter
– 275ml Milk, I use full fat but you can easily use semi skimmed!
– 1 Large Egg

Filling
– 45g Butter, Melted
– 100g Caster Sugar
– 100g Light Brown Sugar
– Seeds of 1/2 Vanilla Pod
– 200g Chocolate Chips

Icing
– 200g Icing Sugar
– 1-2 tbsp water
– Cocoa powder

Method

1) Sift the flour into a large bowl, and add the caster sugar and yeast. Mix so they are all even distributed! Rub the butter into the mixture until it resembles fine breadcrumbs – Like when making scones! (If you’re feeling lazy, then whizz these ingredients in a food processor until breadcrumbs)

2) Heat the milk gently until warm, it should just about start steaming in the pan – mix the milk and the egg into dough and mix/knead for 7-10 minutes. I use my KitchenAid with the dough hook, it only takes 5-7 minutes to knead! It should spring back when touched (Like a cake does when cooked!)

3) Move to a lightly oiled bowl and cover with clingfilm – leave in a warm place and leave to rise for 1-2 hours (I made these on a relatively chilly day so it took the full two hours)

4) Whilst the bread is proving you can make the vanilla sugar – mix the caster sugar, brown sugar, and vanilla pod seeds until a sand like texture is formed. Leave to the side.

5) Once risen, remove the dough from the bowl and roll out onto a lightly floured work surface. I rolled mine to 50cmX30cm. (20″X12″)

6) Gently brush the surface with the melted butter, then sprinkle on the Vanilla Sugar, sprinkle on the chocolate chips so they are even across the dough. Roll from the long side to the long side (so that a 50cm sausage is formed, you roll the 30cm length) Cut this into 12 pieces and place into an oven proof dish. I used a rectangular dish 30cmX24cm (12″X9.5″)

7) Cover again and leave to rise for 1 hour – towards the end of the hour heat the oven to 180C – Once the hour is up, bake in the oven for 20-25 minutes until golden brown on top and cooked through! Leave to cool.

8) Once cooled, mix the icing sugar with the water, split into two bowls and mix half with a touch of cocoa powder – drizzle onto the sweet rolls and enjoy!

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24 Comments

  1. Jenny Paulin

    September 12, 2016 at 9:03 pm

    oooooh Harriet this looks gorgeous! Bad of e to look so late at night when the late night munchies are approaching! I bet that tasted sooooo good. Yep i am happy to help you eat them!
    Thank you for linking up x x

    1. Harriet

      September 30, 2016 at 11:24 am

      Thanks Jenny! I was so so pleased with them! xo

  2. Rebecca | aaublog

    September 13, 2016 at 11:28 am

    oh my word, WANT! These look so good – perfect for bread week x

    1. Harriet

      September 30, 2016 at 11:24 am

      Thanks Rebecca! They were delish and much easier than I expected! xo

  3. Jacqui Bellefontaine

    September 13, 2016 at 2:56 pm

    oh my these looked good before they went into the oven, better once they were out and even better iced! Love the larger than life pics but I’m hungry now!

    1. Harriet

      September 30, 2016 at 11:25 am

      Thanks so much Jacqui! xo

  4. Emma | The Mini Mes and Me

    September 14, 2016 at 11:25 am

    These are a family favourite – we love a girl swirl mmm x

    1. Harriet

      September 30, 2016 at 11:26 am

      I feel they will quickly become a firm family favourite here too! xo

  5. Janine Dolan

    September 14, 2016 at 2:06 pm

    This looks too good to be true

    1. Harriet

      September 30, 2016 at 11:26 am

      Thanks Janine xo

  6. Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy

    September 15, 2016 at 7:16 am

    These look incredible. They are the kind of thing that we have on Christmas morning.

    1. Harriet

      September 30, 2016 at 11:27 am

      Thanks Dannii – Oh what a fab idea to have them Christmas morning! xo

  7. Chantal Milk&Nappies

    September 15, 2016 at 7:53 pm

    Oh these look insanely delicious – I NEED to try them! Yum! xx

    1. Harriet

      September 30, 2016 at 11:27 am

      Thanks so much lovely! Give them a go!! xo

  8. Jodie

    September 16, 2016 at 9:47 am

    Ooooo. This looks different and super unusual.

    1. Harriet

      September 30, 2016 at 11:27 am

      Thanks Jodie. xo

  9. Chloe Ciliberto

    September 16, 2016 at 6:49 pm

    Oh my goodness. This has made me so hungry. How amazingly delicious! I want to make them! x

    1. Harriet

      September 30, 2016 at 11:28 am

      Thanks Chloe! You’ll have to give them a go when you return from your travels! 😉 xo

  10. This Mama Life

    September 16, 2016 at 9:41 pm

    Oh my gosh! These look like absolute heaven! These are one of my faves. I’ll have to give them a go 🙂 x

    1. Harriet

      September 30, 2016 at 11:29 am

      Thanks Sarah! Definitely give them a try, from start to finish they take quite a while because of the proving, so perfect for maternity leave baking! 😉 xo

  11. Kellie Kearney

    September 18, 2016 at 8:46 am

    You had never at the title. YUM!

    1. Harriet

      September 30, 2016 at 11:30 am

      Thanks Kellie xo

  12. Kate+

    September 22, 2016 at 1:49 pm

    Oh I need these in my life. They look amazing!

    1. Harriet

      September 30, 2016 at 11:30 am

      Thanks so much Kate! They tasted amazing too! 🙂 xo

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