May is here and that means one thing, apart from spring being here (finally!), my blog just turned 2! This is super exciting for me and to celebrate, I am sharing a recipe for these finger-licking good chocolate filled buns – YUM! Passover is over too so we can use flour again and what a great way to celebrate than with some sweet buns. Oh yeah!
I would like to take a moment and say thank you to each and every one of you, Renana's Kitchen is growing everyday and it is all thanks to you following, clicking, commenting, liking and sharing my tasty creations. When I started this blog 2 years ago, I didn't know what would happen on this incredible journey and if I would even continue uploading and sharing my recipes. I am beyond happy that I am celebrating my 2 year blogiversry and I hope I will celebrate many more to come. 🙂
I am really enjoying this experience of writing recipes for the blog and taking pictures, I am looking forward to the next year and what it’ll brings. One more time, thank you!
During my blog’s first birthday, I had 50 recipes on the website, however now I already have over 100 recipes and you can find all my tasty recipes here. This past year, I had five super popular recipes that everyone keeps going back to, check them out below and try making your own so you can see just what the fuss is all about:
Every day, I am trying to learn more and to improve all the time; I hope you will enjoy all the next recipes that I will share with you this year. (And if you have any requests, don’t hesitate to shoot me a message!)
Now for today's recipe - Chocolate filled buns are the perfect breakfast or afternoon snack, especially as the soft dough and chocolaty filling is oh-so satisfying.
Any celebration calls for a sweet treat and chocolate is always a good idea, so buns filled with chocolate can't disappoint anyone (at least not the people I know). These chocolate-filled buns were a hit in my house and I am sure they will be in yours too. You do need to use your mixer but it will be so worth it.
The recipe doesn’t use any dairy ingredients so it is parve as I used coconut milk and coconut butter instead. If you don't care if the buns are non-dairy, you can switch back to regular milk and butter with the same proportions as the measurements call for.
For the filling, I used dark chocolate which I melted with coconut butte. However, if you are in a hurry or just prefer to, you can use any chocolate spread you like or other spreads such as jam, peanut butter, etc.
Enjoy making and eating these crazy delicious chocolate, here is the recipe:
Chocolate Filled Buns (Parve)
For the dough:
- 4 cups (500 grams) flour
- 1 tablespoon dry yeast
- 1 cup coconut milk
- ¼ cup sugar
- ¼ cup vegetable oil
- 1 egg
- Pinch of salt
For the filling:
- 7 oz (200 grams) dark chocolate
- ⅓ cup (60 grams) coconut butter
- In a stand mixer bowl, place all the dough ingredients and with the kneading hook, knead the dough for 8-10 minutes.
- In a greased bowl, let the dough rise for an hour.
- For the filling: In a bowl, place the coconut butter and chocolate and melt them together in the microwave for 30 second rounds until dissolved and it forms a smooth spread.
- Let the filling cool at room temperature.
- Divide the dough to 15 parts.
- Roll each piece of dough to a small rectangle.
- Spread the filling on each rectangle and roll it to resemble a long string.
- Roll each string to a snail shape.
- Let the rolled, filled buns rise for 20 minutes.
- Set the oven to 170°C/ 350°F with the fan.
- Bake the buns for 20 minutes.
- Have a bun, or three, and enjoy! 🙂