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6 Chocolate Marble Bread Creations

6 Chocolate Marble Bread Creations
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Feel like baking, but don’t want to make the same basic bread over and over again? Then these 6 chocolate marble dough ideas will be right up your alley! We’re going to show you how to create that classic chocolate marble pattern in the form of a pliable dough that you can then twist and bend into all kinds of different fun shapes! 

You’ll Need:

For the chocolate marble dough:

  • 4 cups flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 egg
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • ¼ stick butter
  • 2 tsp dry yeast
  • 2 tsp vanilla sugar
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 3-4 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 3-4 tbsp milk for each tbsp cocoa powder

Here’s How:

A. Sift the flour into a bowl and add the sugar, salt, and dry yeast. Mix everything together before adding 1 cup of milk, 1 egg, and the melted butter and knead until smooth. Halve the dough and add 2 tablespoons of cocoa powder to one half and 2 tbsp of milk to the other, then knead both until all the ingredients are combined. Halve the brown dough and add more cocoa powder and milk to one half, kneading once again. Place all 3 doughs (light, light brown, and dark brown) into a separate greased bowl, cover each bowl, and let rest in a warm place.

B. Divide both chocolate doughs into 4 parts each and the light dough into 5 parts. Form all the pieces of dough into balls and let them rest for about 10 minutes.

C. Roll out the first piece of light dough to about 8 x 6 inches, then roll out the light brown and the dark brown dough. Brush a little water on the light dough, then put the light brown one on top, brush with water, and place the dark brown dough on top. Repeat the same process with all the dough parts until you have 13 layers. Roll out the dough once more with a rolling pin.

D. Use a pizza cutter to cut the stack of dough into ¾-inch thick strips.

E. Take one of the strips of dough and turn it so the stripes are facing up and roll it out. Now you have the basis for the following 6 shapes. 

1. Knots

Cut the dough in half and then cut the halves into 3 equal strips each. Braid both halves together to create 2 loaves, then roll them up to make small knots.

2. Bagels

Form the dough into a log and then twist it into itself before forming it into a bagel.

3. Twisted Donuts

Form the dough into a log, twist it into itself, and then twist again.

4. Scissor Loaves

Form the dough into a log and use a pair of scissors to make cuts at regular intervals. Pull apart the individual strands, alternating strands on the left and right.

5. Chocolate Ravioli

Cut out 4 circles of the same size from the dough and spread 1 tablespoon of Nutella on 2 of the circles. Now place the other 2 circles on top and press the edges together with a fork.

6. Croissants

Cut the dough diagonally and roll up both halves to create the typical croissant shape.

Place the finished creations on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Cover the baking sheet with a dish towel and let the dough rest for another 30 minutes before brushing with water. Bake for 20-25 minutes in a preheated oven set to 350°F . If you want extra soft bread, put another baking sheet in the oven filled with water.