Chocolate rolls (petits pains)


Chocolate rolls (petits pains)
Here is a recipe for "real" chocolate petits pains, i.e. with a milk bread dough (not croissants dough) and with a stick of chocolate inside.
384,8782.6/5 for 69 ratings
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Last modified on: December 8th 2010

For 24 petits pains, you will need:

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Time required for this recipe:
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1 hour 37 min.3 hours 30 min.20 min.5 hours 27 min.
Keeping: 1 or 2 days in a linen bag.
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Stage 1 - 5 min.
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Put 600 g flour, 10 g yeast, 150 g butter, 70 g caster sugar, 10 g Vanilla sugar, 250 ml milk, 100 g cream et 10 g salt, in the bowl of a mixer.

Stage 2 - 12 min.
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Knead 4 minutes on speed 1, then about 8 minutes on speed 2, until the dough becomes slightly elastic.

Gather the dough into a ball, cover with a plastic sheet and leave to rest for 2 and a half hours at room temperature, until doubled in volume.

Note: For the best way to knead, see: A few tips for effective kneading at home.

Stage 3 - 2 hours 30 min.
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At the end of this time, tip it onto the work surface and press down on top to release gases.

Stage 4 - 5 min.
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Then reshape into a ball, while kneading a little with your hand.

Stage 5 - 10 min.
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Cut dough into lumps of of approximately 50g. If you have weighing-scales, you can do this by weighing, but flour the scale-pan first.

Stage 6
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Divide up all the dough.

Stage 7 - 15 min.
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Then "roll" the lumps, under your hand, like modelling clay.

Do this for all the dough.

Stage 8
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Flatten each ball with your fingers, to form a kind of elongated cake.

Stage 9
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Place a stick of chocolate on it.

Stage 10
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Roll the dough up around the chocolate.

Stage 11 - 45 min.
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If necessary, tidy up the ends. The dough should extend barely 1 cm beyond the chocolate, but it should no longer be visible.

Stage 12 - 1 hour
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Arrange the rolls on a baking sheet, leaving room between them as they will rise and spread during baking. Be sure to place the seam downwards. Cover with a plastic sheet and leave to rise in a warm place for about 1 hour.

Preheat the oven ot 230°C or 446°F.

Stage 13 - 5 min.
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Then, glaze the rolls, and put in the oven for 15 to 20 minutes.

Stage 14 - 20 min.
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Take out of the oven as soon as they are well coloured. They should not be overcooked, otherwise they will be too dry.

Remarks

If you plan to eat them the following day instead of freshly-baked, I suggest you re-heat them just before serving (about 10 minutes at 100°C or 212°F).

Katia gives us a good tip in case you have no sticks of chocolate: use leftover chocolate truffles.

[Translator's note: since when do chocolate truffles ever last long enough to be leftover?].

Nutritional information

Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
4,187 Kcal or 17,530 Kj79 gr555 gr187 gr
209 %31 %52 %28 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
334 Kcal or 1,398 Kj6 gr44 gr15 gr
17 %2 %4 %2 %
Per petits pains
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
174 Kcal or 729 Kj3 gr23 gr8 gr
9 %1 %2 %1 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories or 8400 k-joules by day for a woman (change to a man).

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Home made.

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