I dedicate this recipe to my friend Dana.
This is a Prepared Pantry recipe, with some adjustments.
- 500g flour
- 21g fresh yeast
- 200g milk
- 60 g brown sugar
- 35 g cocoa
- 60 g butter
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 egg a room temp.
Mix all the ingredients
to make a soft but not tacky dough. Do not let yeast come in direct contact with the salt.
Knead until the gluten is developed. I let my KA 10 minutes on second speed.
Set the dough in a greased bowl, cover and let it stand until doubled, around one hour.
In the meantime prepare the filling.
- 140 g cream cheese
- 40 g semi-sweet chocolate, melted
- 30 g sugar
- 1 egg yolk
- flavor, if you prefer
Mix all the above until smooth.
Once the dough has risen, divide in 3, shape balls
roll each in a rectangle, spread 1/3 filling on each, leaving 3 cm border with no filling.
Roll each rectangle in a rope, pinch the ends and tuck them together. You can roll again, gently; If you roll the dough too thin, the filling will poke through the dough.
Braid the tree ropes, tuck the ends under.
Allow to rise until doubled, about 1 hour. I put it on baking paper (or you can grease the pan and sprinkle it with cornmeal)
Bake the bread 40 minutes at 175°C, until done.
Cool on a wire rack.
While is cooling, prepare the glaze.
- 165 g icing sugar
- 15 g cocoa
- 30 g cream cheese
Beat all the ingredients and add warm water (about 2Tbs, or so) to make a glaze of drizzling consistency.
Drizzle the glaze over the bread.
Happy birthday Dana!
Remember to take time to do something special just for yourself.
This is not a birthday cake (I ‘m sure that you will prepare something special), but I know that is something that you like.
Winnie agree that tastes delicious….Oh bother!!