Recipe For Chocolate Buns

20 years ago I had a very open ‘crush’ on one of the racing drivers. He was cute and shy and flirted with me whenever he could. Dave used to call him my hottie and for years that is how we have referred to him. Not only was he good looking, he was a lot of fun and is intelligent to boot. He is an extremely talented racing driver and has given up the fast life – mostly – for life on a farm. A few weeks ago this bearded, long haired person came to say hello to Dave and in just a puff of a moment the crush had dissipated. He is no longer my hottie! But, that is OK as I have a new crush. These chocolate buns are perfect, and as every girl knows, chocolate makes it all better. I would recommend that you don’t choose a hot day to shape these chocolate buns and the heat will make your dough quite difficult to work with. If you don’t have a choice then place the dough into the fridge for a bit if it gets too soft. Some of the chocolate might ooze out, and if it does, just use it as a dipping sauce while still hot, or sprinkle onto the buns before you leave them to cool. They will keep in a lock tight container if for any strange reason you actually have left overs!

Did you have a crush on someone when you were younger?

Chocolate Buns
Chocolate Buns
Chocolate Buns
 
Ingredients
for the filling
  • 150g sugar - I used fructose
  • 15mls cocoa powder
  • 2.5mls vanilla powder
  • 15g butter, melted
for the dough
  • 320g cake flour, plus extra for dusting
  • 2.5mls salt
  • 15mls baking powder
  • 65g cold butter
  • 1 egg
  • 125g yoghurt
  • 45mls water
  • 5g butter, melted
Method
  1. Preheat the oven to 180° Celsius
for the filling
  1. Mix all the ingredient together and set aside
for the dough
  1. Sieve together the flour, salt and baking powder
  2. Rub in the cold butter with your fingertip until the flour resembles fine bread crumbs
  3. Whisk together the egg, yoghurt and water with a fork
  4. Use a knife and mix the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients
  5. Turn out onto a lightly floured surface and dust the dough with flour
  6. Knead for 30 seconds and divide into 4
  7. Making sure that the surface, dough and rolling pin are well dusted with flour, roll out one piece of dough into a circle
  8. Place onto a lined baking tray - I use a silpat
  9. Evenly spread a third of the filling (about 4 tablespoons) onto the dough
  10. Roll the second piece of dough into a circle and place on top of the first piece
  11. Evenly spread a third of the filling (about 4 tablespoons) onto the dough
  12. Roll the third piece of dough into a circle and place on top of the second piece
  13. Evenly spread a third of the filling (about 4 tablespoons) onto the dough, using it all up
  14. Roll the fourth piece of dough into a circle and place on top of the third piece
  15. Tip the dough back onto your floured surface and roll out slightly to make sure it is well compressed
  16. Divide into 8 equal triangles
  17. Make a slit in each triangle from the tip to the base, leaving a 1cm piece uncut at each end
  18. Take the tip of the triangle and lift up, push the the tip through the slit and pull back down to where it started
  19. Place the triangle back onto the baking tray, and repeat with the remaining triangles until all 8 are done and back in a circle
  20. Brush with the melted butter and bake for 30 minutes
  21. Leave to cool on a wire rack before enjoying!

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Blog-checking lines:

Beauty surrounded the Daring Bakers this month as our host, Sawsan, of chef in disguise, challenged us to make beautiful, filled breads. Who knew breads could look as great as they taste?

Mandatory Items:

You have to make one of the bread forms provided in this challenge. The bread form I chose to make resulted in a pretty looking bun which showed the layers quite nicely when bitten into.

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38 thoughts on “Recipe For Chocolate Buns

  1. Wow, this looks fantastic!

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    1. thank you so much Squishy 🙂

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  2. Yum

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    1. thanks Tammy!

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  3. Tandy, how pretty the buns are! I love the way they form a ring. And too funny about your crush! 🙂

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    1. I am glad you like the buns Celia 🙂

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  4. These look so delicious!

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    1. Thank you Jess 🙂

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  5. Such a cute story. Your hottie! And why not!

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    1. Why not indeed – I think I might need a new crush though 🙂

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  6. Unlike cute hottie race car drivers, this fantastic bun recipe will always be hot! I married my high school crush and am so blessed. Have a super weekend. Take Care

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    1. That is a blessing BAM 🙂

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  7. I crushed on a guy that I saw at the circus. Tragically unreciprocated. Chocolate helps.

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    1. For that, you would need lots of chocolate!

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  8. Hehe so many younger crushes that when I see them now the crush is definitely not there! This chocolate bun however would remain in my heart 😀
    Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella sharing the blog ♥ Raspberry Basil Drinking VinegarMy Profile

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    1. I think chocolate is a far better thing to have a crush on 🙂

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  9. what fun memories, I guess age and time can catch up eh? A fabulous recipe Tandy, and one thing I won’t have to worry about is making these when it’s too hot 🙂

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    1. Age is a great leveller! I hope you do get some summer weather before too long 🙂

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  10. Lovely and yummy recipe!!

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    1. Thank you Zirkie 🙂

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  11. Aawww Tandy! Such a sweet story. Glad I’m not the only one who still has crushes ;). These chocolate buns look delish! 🙂 xx

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    1. I think having a crush is quite healthy 😉

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  12. Hehe!! So funny, what a cute story.
    I don’t think I have ever had a crush on anyone! WOW, although I am pretty direct so probably I just went out with them and poof, the crush was gone! I WOULD be totally besotted with these chocolate rolls though! YUM! I think they would be true love!
    Gourmet Getaways sharing the blog ♥ The Carlisle Bar – Make Me A Porn StarMy Profile

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    1. I have always had a soft spot for this guy but I am going to replace it with these buns – far more rewarding 😉

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  13. Great bun recipe!

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    1. Thank you!

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  14. Oh Tandy, chocolate buns!! This sounds amazing.
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    1. Thanks Cheri, they were!

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  15. Wow, this loaf is quite the beauty!

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    1. Thanks Joanne 🙂

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  16. They look delicious Tandy. Thanks for sharing! 🙂
    As for my first crush, his name was Anthony, I think I may find his picture somewhere…here he is! 😉 😉

    http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z91/Miklo_Mora/Candy/Candy013TresSolitarios2.jpg

    G

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    1. My pleasure Giovanna 🙂

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  17. These sound scrumptious Tandy.
    🙂 Mandy xo

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    1. Thanks Mandy 🙂

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  18. Mmm, love me some chocolate buns any day 😀
    And a race car driver? Definitely a hottie 😉

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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    1. Most race car drivers are hotties 🙂

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  19. I think it is so amazing to meet up with old crushes many years later. 🙂 I have never yet regretted “missing out” on a single one of them. 🙂 This bun looks fantastic. 🙂
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    1. I love seeing how people have changed over the years 🙂

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