Lo and behold! The Devil’s Chocolate Bread comes with full richness from the stuffed dark chocolate! Furthermore, with a chocolate bread base, the flavour combination is one that is luxurious and for indulgence. This is definitely a recipe that is worth every calorie and you wouldn’t want to miss!
Also, this recipe is easy to manage and the dough is easy to work with. Furthermore, I chose to use the Tangzhong method for these Devil’s Chocolate Buns to give an extra fluffiness to the bread. With that, the texture combination of fudginess and fluffiness is one to behold!
Another reason why these are named Devil’s Chocolate Buns is simply because of its richness. The buns are chocolate all-around and inside-out. These buns just melt in your mouth!
I hope you will enjoy my bread recipe! Without further ado, Devil’s Chocolate Buns!
Devil’s Chocolate Bread Recipe
by Javier Tan June-28-2020
The Devil’s Chocolate Bread comes with full richness and indulgence from its melty medley of dark chocolates!
Ingredients For Water Roux / Tangzhong:
3 Tablespoon + 1 Teaspoon or 50ml Water
3 Tablespoons or 45ml Milk
2 Tablespoons or 18g Bread Flour, Sifted
2 and 1/2 Cups or 300g Bread Flour
1/4 Cup or 25g Cocoa Powder
1/4 Cup + 1 Tablespoons or 62g Granulated White Sugar
1 Large Egg, Room Temperature, 55g incl. shell weight
3/4 Teaspoon or 4g Table Salt
1 Tablespoon or 8g Instant Dry Yeast
1/4 Cup or 60g Unsalted Butter, Melted
1/2 Cup + 2 Tablespoon or 150g Milk
Between 150 to 250g (1 and 1/2 Cup to 1 and 1/4 Cup) of Semisweet Chocolate Chips (I used 70% Dark)
All that was made Water Roux / Tangzhong
1 Egg, lightly beaten
Prepare the Water Roux / Tangzhong. Mix all 3 ingredients and heat using a saucepan at medium low heat until the flour has all dissolved and you form a sticky, slightly thickened gel.
Cover the water roux and leave to cool. Meanwhile, mix Bread Flour, Cocoa Powder, Sugar, Salt and Yeast together in a large bowl. Make sure to put the salt and yeast at separate places before mixing.
To another small saucepan, melt the softened butter at low heat.
Once fully melted, turn off the heat and let it cool to room temperature. Then, add in the water roux/tangzhong, egg and milk and mix well until it forms a single wet mixture.
Add in half of the wet mixture into the large bowl containing the dry ingredients and knead using a dough hook attachment at high speed for 1 min 30 seconds or until clumps can be observed.
Mix in the second half and knead well for another 6-7 minutes at medium high speed. Once done, the dough will no longer stick to the bowl and it will pass the windowpane test.
Transfer the dough to a large bowl and sprinkle some water on top of the dough. Cover it with a damp cloth or plastic wrap and proof for an hour.
Once an hour is up, poke a hole at the center of the dough to release the excess air.
Knead in the chocolate chips on the floured surface and shape into little balls of dough. I weighed the total weight of my dough and divided it by nine, each ball of dough weighed approximately 80g for mine!
Transfer the little balls of dough onto your baking tray about 3 inches apart from each other, then cover and proof for another 25-30 minutes.
Start preheating the oven at 180 degrees C when the proofing is about to be completed.
Top with extra chocolate chips if desired before applying egg wash. Bake for about 18-22. If it gets too dark on the outside, place an aluminium foil over the top or reduce the temperature to 160 degrees C.
Prep time: 1 hour 3
Total time: 2
Yield: 9 Delicious Buns!
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Store at room temperature for up to 5 days. Optimally, eat it within 4 days!