Sticky Chocolate and Bourbon Scrolls
This recipe was originally planned to be chocolate and coffee flavored scrolls, in which the actual dough of the scroll was fluffy and lush but the coffee glaze was not really a standout and to be honest a little boring. Maybe it was the fact chocolate and coffee is such a common flavor combo or maybe there was just no interesting wow factor in the treats.
As I had an awesome cloud-like dough recipe I decided I had to do something with this so I went on an experimental journey with a range of different flavor combos from ingredients that I had in my pantry.
After a few combo assortments, I landed on one I was super happy with and couldn’t stop eating!
I have baked with Chocolate and Bourbon previously (see my Bourbon Chocolate Cake with Peanut Bourbon Icing), thus I knew these flavors work together, however this time I wanted to add an almost caramel flavor to the mix therefore used brown sugar and honey for the glaze that would traditionally be make from white sugar only.
The outcome of the glaze was to die for. It is easily the standout of the scrolls I made up in my experimenting …It’s made me want to make a bourbon, caramel and honey cake now…maybe that can be my next experiment….
- 200ml warm water
- 60g butter, melted
- 60g sugar
- I sachet yeast (2 tsn)
- 2 eggs
- 20g milk powder
- ¼ tsn salt
- 470g flour, plus extra for kneading
- 100g dark chocolate
- 45ml cream
- 120ml honey
- 120g butter
- 90g brown sugar
- 90ml Bourbon
- 20ml milk
- To make the dough place the water, melted butter, sugar and the yeast in a bowl and stir to combine.
- Leave the yeast mix to sit for 5 minutes, or until foamy.
- Add the eggs to the yeast mix and whisk with a hand whisk until combine.
- In a bowl place the milk powder, salt and flour, stir.
- Using the hand whisk beat 300g of the dry flour mix into the water until combine.
- With a spatula stir and fold the remaining flour mix until a dough is formed.
- Flour a bench surface and knead the dough for 10 minutes, adding extra flour if required to make the dough smooth and elastic.
- Lightly oil a bowl, add the dough, cover the bowl with plastic wrap and place the bowl in a warm place until doubled in size (at least 1 hour).
- While the dough proves pre-heat the oven to 175c degrees and line a 20cm x 35cm cake tin with baking paper.
- Now make the filling by placing the cream in a bowl and heat in the microwave until the cream just starts to boil.
- Add the chocolate to the cream and stir until smooth and silky.
- Following, make the glaze by placing all the ingredients into a saucepan on a high heat, stirring until the mix is bubbling, take off the heat.
- Pour the glaze in to the cake tin lined base, ensuring the base is evenly covered with the mix.
- Flour a bench surface, place the dough in the center and top with a little sprinkle of extra flour.
- Use a rolling pin roll the dough into a 15cm x 40cm rectangle shape.
- Spread the filling onto the dough covering it evenly.
- With a longest side facing you roll the long side of the dough tightly into a swiss roll (jelly-roll style logs), seam side at the bottom of the roll.
- Cut the roll into 3cm sized spiral slices and arrange the spiral slices cut side up into the cake tin on top of the glaze.
- Push the spirals into the base of the tin slightly with fingertips and brush the tops with the 20ml milk.
- Top the tin with plastic wrap and leave to rise for 1 hour or until doubled in size.
- Place the tin in the middle of the oven and bake for 25 minutes or until the tops are golden in colour.
- Invert onto a plate and top with any remaining syrup left in the tin.
- Allow scrolls to sit until slightly cooled then using fingers pull the scrolls apart from each other.
- Serve with a cup of tea (if you wish) and enjoy.
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