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Sweet chocolate braided bread

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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.

Filling ingredients:

  • 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.

Glaze ingredients:

  • 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!!



4 thoughts on “Sweet chocolate braided bread

  1. OMG, Paula. This is a huge surprise for me. Thank you that you thought of me and for this wonderful recipe (it’s the next one on my list). Big hugs. ❤

    • Imi plac surprizele … si sa le primesc si sa le “ofer”.
      Ma bucur ca-ti place.
      Sunt cam ghiftuita de dulce, dar o Boema de-a ta tot as manca, ca arata super si mi-ai facut o pofta!

    • Multumesc Any…am si eu ciocolatosi acasa si-s in extaz cand le fac de-astea, nu ca mie nu mi-ar place ciocolata…
      Pe asta s-au batut, au devorat-o, e o nebunie!

      Si mie mi-e dor de retetele Danei. Facem galerie?

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