Chocolate Cinnamon Pull-Apart Bread

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A soft Tangzhong loaf, layered with butter, cinnamon sugar, and chocolate. Absolutely delicious and fairly easy to make.

Chocolate Cinnamon Pull-Apart Bread Recipe

Yields6 ServingsDifficultyIntermediate
Prep Time2 hrs 30 minsCook Time40 minsTotal Time3 hrs 10 mins

Chocolate Cinnamon Pull-Apart Bread

A soft tangzhong loaf, layered with butter, cinnamon sugar, and chocolate. Absolutely delicious and fairly easy to make.

Chocolate Cinnamon Pull-Apart Bread Ingredients

Tangzhong⁣⁣
 80 g whole milk⁣⁣
 20 g bread flour⁣⁣
Main Dough⁣⁣
 300 g bread flour⁣⁣
 30 g sugar⁣⁣
 6 g salt
 ¼ tsp ground cardamom (optional)⁣⁣
 ¼ tsp ground cinnamon⁣⁣
 90110 g whole milk (start low, add more if needed)⁣⁣
 40 g cream cheese
 All of the tangzhong⁣⁣
 1 qt large egg
 12 g fresh yeast (or 6 g instant dry yeast)⁣⁣
 20 g unsalted butter, room temp⁣⁣
Filling
 75 g unsalted butter⁣, room temp⁣
 Cinnamon sugar (50 g white sugar, 50 g brown sugar, and 1.5 tbsp cinnamon, mixed)⁣⁣
 80 g chopped baking chocolate or chocolate chips (dark or milk chocolate, whatever you prefer)⁣⁣

Instructions

Start by making the tangzhong
1

Add milk and flour to a small pot. Heat up over medium heat while constantly stirring. Once the mixture has thickened, transfer to a bowl and cool to room temp before continuing with the main dough. ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣

Chocolate Cinnamon Pull-Apart Bread Tangzhong Recipe

To make the main dough
2

Add all the ingredients (including the tangzhong), except butter, into the bowl of your stand mixer. Knead on low speed for 10 minutes until the dough comes together. Add the butter. ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣

Chocolate Cinnamon Pull-Apart Bread Recipe Dough Stand Mixer

3

Knead for 10-20 more minutes at low-medium until the dough has a smooth surface and pulls away from the sides of the bowl.⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣

4

Place the dough in a lightly oiled bowl, and proof at around 78F/26C for 90 minutes or until doubled in size. ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣

Chocolate Cinnamon Pull-Apart Bread Recipe Dough

5

Once doubled, roll out the dough into a 14x14-inch square. ⁣⁣⁣

6

Spread butter on top of the dough.

7

Sprinkle over cinnamon sugar and chopped chocolate.⁣⁣

8

Go over with your rolling pin to lightly push the chocolate into the dough (just so that the pieces stay in place).⁣⁣

9

Use a pizza cutter to cut the dough into 12 pieces. ⁣⁣⁣

10

Arrange the dough pieces in a 9x5-inch bread tin, as demonstrated in this video.⁣⁣⁣

Chocolate Cinnamon Pull-Apart Bread Recipe Cooking

11

Cover and proof for 30-45 minutes at around 78F/26C until the dough is nice and puffy. ⁣⁣⁣

Chocolate Cinnamon Pull-Apart Bread Recipe Cooking 1

12

Bake at 355F/180C for 35-40 minutes. ⁣⁣⁣

13

Serve warm 

Chocolate Cinnamon Pull-Apart Bread Recipe 1

Ingredients

Tangzhong⁣⁣
 80 g whole milk⁣⁣
 20 g bread flour⁣⁣
Main Dough⁣⁣
 300 g bread flour⁣⁣
 30 g sugar⁣⁣
 6 g salt
 ¼ tsp ground cardamom (optional)⁣⁣
 ¼ tsp ground cinnamon⁣⁣
 90110 g whole milk (start low, add more if needed)⁣⁣
 40 g cream cheese
 All of the tangzhong⁣⁣
 1 qt large egg
 12 g fresh yeast (or 6 g instant dry yeast)⁣⁣
 20 g unsalted butter, room temp⁣⁣
Filling
 75 g unsalted butter⁣, room temp⁣
 Cinnamon sugar (50 g white sugar, 50 g brown sugar, and 1.5 tbsp cinnamon, mixed)⁣⁣
 80 g chopped baking chocolate or chocolate chips (dark or milk chocolate, whatever you prefer)⁣⁣

Directions

Start by making the tangzhong
1

Add milk and flour to a small pot. Heat up over medium heat while constantly stirring. Once the mixture has thickened, transfer to a bowl and cool to room temp before continuing with the main dough. ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣

Chocolate Cinnamon Pull-Apart Bread Tangzhong Recipe

To make the main dough
2

Add all the ingredients (including the tangzhong), except butter, into the bowl of your stand mixer. Knead on low speed for 10 minutes until the dough comes together. Add the butter. ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣

Chocolate Cinnamon Pull-Apart Bread Recipe Dough Stand Mixer

3

Knead for 10-20 more minutes at low-medium until the dough has a smooth surface and pulls away from the sides of the bowl.⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣

4

Place the dough in a lightly oiled bowl, and proof at around 78F/26C for 90 minutes or until doubled in size. ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣

Chocolate Cinnamon Pull-Apart Bread Recipe Dough

5

Once doubled, roll out the dough into a 14x14-inch square. ⁣⁣⁣

6

Spread butter on top of the dough.

7

Sprinkle over cinnamon sugar and chopped chocolate.⁣⁣

8

Go over with your rolling pin to lightly push the chocolate into the dough (just so that the pieces stay in place).⁣⁣

9

Use a pizza cutter to cut the dough into 12 pieces. ⁣⁣⁣

10

Arrange the dough pieces in a 9x5-inch bread tin, as demonstrated in this video.⁣⁣⁣

Chocolate Cinnamon Pull-Apart Bread Recipe Cooking

11

Cover and proof for 30-45 minutes at around 78F/26C until the dough is nice and puffy. ⁣⁣⁣

Chocolate Cinnamon Pull-Apart Bread Recipe Cooking 1

12

Bake at 355F/180C for 35-40 minutes. ⁣⁣⁣

13

Serve warm 

Chocolate Cinnamon Pull-Apart Bread Recipe 1

Chocolate Cinnamon Pull-Apart Bread

Recipe Source: breadbyelisa

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