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Chocolate Marble Buns

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Chocolate Marble Buns
  • Prep 60 min
  • Total 1 hr 30 min
  • Ingredients 11
  • Servings 8

One of my favorite bakeries in Lima sells (on special order) these marble buns that may be used to make little chicken sandwiches. They’re so cute that one day I decided to make a somewhat sweet version, and added chocolate chips to some of the dough. This recipe is very easy to make, though it does take a little time, much like any dough that has yeast in it. But it’s well worth it. If you’re planning a special get-together, this is the perfect recipe. These buns will make your table look beautiful. MORE + LESS -

Ingredients

3 1/3
cups flour
3
teaspoons active dry yeast
1
teaspoon salt
2
tablespoons brown sugar
1
cup milk
2
tablespoons butter
2
tablespoons cocoa
1/2
cup chopped chocolate (or chocolate chips)
1
egg
2
tablespoons water
1
tablespoon coarse sugar for garnish, if desired

Directions

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  • 1
    You will need to prepare two doughs. For the first dough: Place 1 3/4 cups of flour, 1 1/2 teaspoons of yeast, 1/2 teaspoon of salt and 1 tablespoon of sugar in the blender jar. Set it to the knead/mix setting, and mix everything together.
  • 2
    Slowly add 1/2 cup of milk and 1 tablespoon of butter. Knead on medium speed for 4 minutes or until it no longer sticks to the edges of the jar. If it’s too dry, add 1 tablespoon of milk, and continue kneading.
  • 3
    Transfer this dough to a floured bowl. Cover with a clean kitchen cloth and leave it in a warm place for 20 minutes.
  • 4
    For the second dough: Repeat the previous process, but this time add the cocoa to the flour. While you’re kneading the dough, add the chopped chocolate or chocolate chips.
  • 5
    Transfer this dough to a floured bowl. Cover with a clean kitchen cloth and leave it in a warm place for 20 minutes.
  • 6
    Once the time is up, both doughs should have risen. Transfer to a floured table, knead a little and cut each into 8 equally-sized portions. While you work on one portion, keep the others covered with a kitchen cloth.
  • 7
    Shape dough into approximately 5-inch-long cylinders. Take a cylinder from the first dough and alternate with one from the chocolate dough; roll up into a spiral. Bring together like a doughnut and place on a baking sheet lined with silpat or parchment paper. Repeat with the rest of the dough. Cover the buns with a kitchen cloth and let rest for 20 minutes.
  • 8
    Preheat the oven to 375º F.
  • 9
    In a small bowl, combine the egg and two tablespoons of water. Use a cooking brush to coat each bun. Sprinkle with coarse sugar.
  • 10
    Bake the buns for 20 minutes.

Expert Tips

  • Instead of making marble buns, you may use each dough separately and bake them as round buns. You will get 8 of each color.
  • Instead of sprinkling with coarse sugar, use chocolate chips for garnish.

Nutrition Information

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More About This Recipe

  • One of my favorite bakeries in Lima sells (on special order) these marble buns that may be used to make little chicken sandwiches. They’re so cute that one day I decided to make a somewhat sweet version, and added chocolate chips to some of the dough. This recipe is very easy to make, though it does take a little time, much like any dough that has yeast in it. But it’s well worth it. If you’re planning a special get-together, this is the perfect recipe. These buns will make your table look beautiful.

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