Friday 22 February 2008

Chocolate twister thingies...

Okay, the recipe as requested by Isit and Em....

Basic bread dough:
650g strong white flour
10g salt
5ml honey or sugar
15ml oil
7g instant yeast
400ml warm water NOT HOT!!!

Chocolate bit:
100g butter melted
200g chocolate broken into little pieces
cinammon only if you like it!
Also add a bit of sugar if using 70% cocoa chocolate, the kids seem to prefer it a bit sweeter.

Okay, if you are lucky like me throw it all in the magimix (or similar) with the dough hook attachment and when the dough comes together remove to knead or continue mixing in machine, I personally like the kneading bit!
OR - make a well in the centre of the dry ingredients and add the liquid mixing until it all comes together.
Knead for 10 to 15 minutes.
Cover with clingfilm and place somewhere warm to rise for about 45 minutes, until doubled in size.
Knock down i.e bring that dough back down to size!
Roll out the dough into a rectangle
Brush on the melted butter sprinkle with cinammon and chocolate.
Roll up like a swiss roll and slice into about 2cm slices.
Place cut size up on a baking sheet and bake in a preheated oven at 200 C for 20 minutes."
Tuck in.
I like using a basic bread dough becasue then I make extra and do rolls or a loaf for the lunch boxes. For some reason my youngest gets quite a kick out of telling her classmates that I made the bread...go figure! I am sure that an enriched dough that you could use for brioche would be even better.


English Mum said...

Fantastic! I'm en route to the kitchen as we speak! Will post a photo if they turn out okay! xx

TheRuleClan said...

What is this IF, nothing you make does NOT turn out okay! I added a note on using a sweetened dough, think you missed it but u may have already thought of that option...

English Mum said...

Ah, not true. My family will testify to my many and varied disasters!! Right, the dough's rising. Two questions though:

1. How much is 10g salt? I don't have a measure that's got small enough calibrations so I used about 1 1/2 tsp. About right?

2. Please please please can I post it on the blog? With copious amounts of fawning directed back at its creator, natch! x

TheRuleClan said...

Well the 'creator' is a collaboration between Jamie Oliver, (Return of the Naked Chef) a packet of Allinson flour and moi...1.5 teaspoons on my scale is definitley less than 10ml but more than bang on!
So go ahead and do what you like with the recipe! My next trick is a fruity chocolate combination, will test and let you know...

English Mum said...

Well, they were absolutely yummy. Photos on the blog and several twisty things in my large and happy stomach. Fab x

TheRuleClan said...

Phew I am so pleased, i was questioning my quantities in the car on my way home from collecting Kirstin - was worried about the amount of dough to chocolate etc..will pop in and visit now!

Anonymous said...

Yes that part where you get to plunge your hand into freshly proven dough should really be a sin. It feels far too satisfying - or is it just me? It is? Ok then...

TheRuleClan said...

Definitely not just you k8! It is very therapeutic..and then to be able to make something edible out of it...magic!

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