Tuesday, 8 July 2014

Chocolate and Nut Scrolls

These chocolate and nut scrolls were one of my first ever recipes.  I've updated the post for you with 1000 x better photos to do this recipe the justice it deserves.


I've made these scrolls countless times now, to take along to lunches, friends houses and work. I always get such fantastic feedback. Everyone loves them.

These scrolls are really straightforward to make but they do take a bit of time, as with all recipes involving yeast. They are absolutely worth the wait, I promise!



Chocolate and Nut Scrolls


Makes about 20

Dough

1 Cup full fat milk
1/2 Cup + 2 tsp Sugar
2 1/2 tsp yeast granules
4 - 5 Cups plain flour
175 g (6 oz) butter, melted
2 eggs, lightly beaten
1 tsp vanilla essence
1/4 of a 250 g block of milk chocolate*, grated

Filling

Nutella, or other hazelnut spread (about 1/2 jar)
70 g (2.5 oz) sliced almonds
70 g (2.5 oz) chopped macadamia nuts
1/2 block of milk chocolate* (125 g), smashed or chopped into small chunks

Topping

2 Tbsp melted butter
1 egg, lightly beaten
1/4 Cup milk

1. Prepare the dough by heating the milk and 2 tsp sugar in a saucepan over a low to medium heat until just hot to the touch, bubbles will start to form around the outer edges of the saucepan. Don't boil as the yeast will die when you add it.

2. Remove from the heat and gently whisk in the yeast. Set aside for about 10 minutes to activate the yeast. When the yeast is activated it will look frothy.

3.  Sift 4 cups of flour into a large bowl.  Add the milk/yeast mixture, sugar, vanilla, melted butter, grated chocolate, and eggs. Stir with a wooden spoon to combine. You will know at this point whether you need to add the extra flour or not, if the dough is very wet, add a little more flour.

4. Tip dough onto a well floured surface and knead a few times, put back into the bowl, cover with cling film and set the bowl in a warm spot for 30 minutes to an hour, until the dough has doubled in size.

5. Preheat the oven to 190°C.

6. Once the dough has risen, punch it a couple of times to get rid of the air and knead it a few times again. Roll it out on a well floured surface into a rectangle about 5 mm thick.

7. Spread the Nutella over the dough right out to the edges, sprinkle with the chopped up chocolate, almonds, and macadamia nuts.  

8. Roll up into a log, lengthways, and cut into about 3 cm thick chunks. Arrange in a roasting dish lined with baking paper and leave in a warm spot again for about 20 minutes to rise again.

9. Brush the top with combined lightly beaten egg, milk, and melted butter and bake for about 20 minutes. Once removed from the oven, leave in the oven trays to cool. 


 

* I used a milk chocolate coconut block. If you can't find a good quality coconut chocolate but you still want the coconut in your scrolls just use your favorite milk chocolate and add about 1 Tbsp of desiccated coconut to the scrolls when spreading with the chocolate and nuts.


11 comments:

  1. These look so good. I think I could eat about 5 of them right now! yum!

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    1. Thanks Debi :) They are really delicious! It does take a good amount of will to not eat half a dozen in one sitting!

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  2. This is a sweet treat that I would love. I love chocolate and nuts. Thanks for sharing your delicious recipe. I've pinned and shared.

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    1. Thank you very much Joanne :) I really appreciate it!

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  3. I could eat 1 or 2 of those for sure!

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  4. G'day! These look terrific! Wish I could try one now!
    Cheers! Joanne @ What's On The List

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  5. They look so delicious! I'm drooling now. Would love to grab one through the screen! Congrats on the good job, this recipe is definitely a keeper!

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  6. Nom nom nom... Oh I would love that with an afternoon cup of coffee right now Nicole! Lovely!

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  7. These look amazing! I can never turn down chocolate and nuts!

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  8. Miss8 saw this on the linkup page & is slightly keen for me to make them :) Look amazing.

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  9. Thank you for sharing your fantstic recipe on #TheWeekendSocial ! I am always thrilled to see your amazing contributions to the Link Party! I hope to see you again this Thursday at 9 PM EST.
    XoXo
    Heidy L. McCallum

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