August 21, 2013

Chocolate-cinnamon brioches.

I don't really know how to call this but I do know it's delicious. I'm not sure if brioche is the right term but it has more or less the same texture as bread so I just called it that.
I have to be honest though: this is not a quick dessert kind of recipe. I worked on this all afternoon but I love doing this stuff. And in my opinion it was worth all that hard labour. It might sound/be weird but before trying out this recipe I never tried to chocolate-cinnamon combination. Apperently it's a very popular combination, but it had never come to my mind. So I tried it and loved it. I'm definetly going to try it in my hot chocolate next time! But first, here's the recipe for the brioches:



  • 120 ml whole fat milk
  • 50 g granulated sugar
  • 2 ts instant yeast
  • 1 egg
  • 250 g all purpose flour
  • 1/2 ts of salt
  • 45 g butter


  • 225 g chocolate
  • 50 g granulated sugar
  • 1 ts cinnamon
  • 45 g butter


  1. Mix the milk, sugar and yeast in a bowl. Add the egg, flour and salt and keep on mingling everything until the dough becomes sticky. Add the butter until it's incorporated in the dough. Knead the dough (I just an electric mixer with a dough hook on low speed) for about 10 minutes.
  2. Let the dough rise for about an hour in a buttered bowl and cover with a towel.
  3. In the meantime, start with the filling. Chop the chocolate in a blender, together with the sugar and cinnamon. Then add the butter until it's all incorporated.
  4. After rising, push the air out of the dough gently and leave it for another 5 minutes. Then, roll out the dough until you get a rectangle from 30 by 50 cm(more or less). You might need quite a lot of flour to do this.
  5. Sprinkle the filling over the rectangle and roll everything up until you get a tube/sausage.
  6. Cut the sausage in disks and put them in a muffin tray. Let them sit for half an hour, covered with a towel and bake them in a preheated oven (175°C) for 15 to 20 minutes. If you like, you can smear the brioches with a beaten egg yolk before putting them in the oven. This will give them a nice golden color.

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