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Chocolate Rolls

Course Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American, Nordic
Keyword Cacao, Chocolate, Rolls
Prep Time 2 hours 30 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 50 minutes
Servings 8 people
Cost 6$


  • Oven



  • 1+1/4 cup Milk
  • 1 tablespoon Milk
  • 1 stick Butter Room temperature
  • 2 tablespoon Butter Room temperature
  • 4+2/4 teaspoon Instant yeast
  • 1 unit Egg
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 2 tablespoon Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 5+1/2 cup Bread flour 00 flour


  • 1/4 cup Light brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup Butter Room temperature
  • 2 tablespoon Cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup Chocolate Finely chopped
  • Finely chopped almonds Optional

Chocolate ganache (optional)

  • 3 ounce Dark chocolate
  • 6 tablespoon Cream


  • First, if we use instant yeast, we will mix it with the milk, warm and let it rest for some minutes. 
  • Now, we can start preparing our rolls dough. We will mix in our stand mixer or a bowl the flour, salt, sugar and fresh yeast.
  • Next, add the milk and the egg and start kneading. 
  • Now we add the butter bit by bit while we keep kneading until we have a nice dough that doesn’t stick to our hands or the stand mixer bowl. It’s a dough with butter and eggs , very rich, so knead for 10 or 15 minutes is not too much.
  • Let the dough rest for 1 hour covered with film. 
  • Once the dough has risen cut it in two pieces and knead it with your hands and extend it with a rolling-pin forming a rectangle. You will have two rectangles with the quantities on this recipe, enough to bake rolls for 6-8 people.
  • Extend  the melted butter using a brush or a spoon, add now the cocoa powder and sugar, and if you want some chocolate chunks and finely chopped almonds.
  • Roll the dough gently to have a cylindric form. 
  • Now you can cut the dough into 3 cm sections and place them on your baking mold or cupcake molds if you prefer to bake them individually with some space between rolls to let them rise.
  • Let them rest covered again for 1 hour room temperature or overnight into the fridge.  
  • Bake the chocolate rolls for 20-25 minutes 356º Fahrenheit (180ºCelsius) until they brown. It will depend on your oven. 
  • Now you can prepare the chocolate ganache heating the cream low heat and when the heat starts bubbling retire from heat, add the chocolate chopped and whisk well until smooth. 
  • Cover your chocolate rolls with the chocolate ganache and add some almond finely chopped to decorate and enjoy!