Published On: Thu, Mar 28th, 2019

Triple chocolate and ginger chelsea buns

Treats don’t get better than these triple chocolate and ginger chelsea buns!

Breakfast, after lunch. With a cuppa. An evening snack. Is there a time of day that a chocolate and ginger chelsea bun doesn’t suit?!

We’re huge fans of this recipe from Dr. Oetker, and you can even adjust the piping pattern to make it a treat that works year-round – not just at Easter. Enjoy!

Chocolate and ginger chelsea buns

Triple chocolate and ginger chelsea buns

Servings 10 buns
Author Dr. Oetker

Ingredients

  • 500 g strong white bread flour
  • 7 g fast-action dried yeast
  • 75 g caster sugar
  • a pinch of salt
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 50 g unsalted butter
  • 300 ml soy milk
  • 100 g Dr. Oetker Dark Chocolate

For the filling:

  • 50 g unsalted butter softened
  • 100 g mixed dried fruit
  • 100 g crystalised ginger
  • 100 g Dr. Oetker Milk Chocolate Chips
  • 50 g Dr. Oetker Dark Chocolate Chips

To decorate:

  • 100 g apricot glaze
  • 70 g Dr. Oetker White Chocolate

Instructions

  1. Place the fruit into a bowl, cover with boiling water and set aside. 

  2. To make the dough, combine the flour, yeast and sugar in a large mixing bowl and sprinkle over the salt. Over a low heat melt the butter and dark chocolate in a small saucepan. Once melted, add the milk and continue to heat until it reaches 37°C (98.6°F). 

  3. Tip the milk mix into the flour mixture and bring together with your fingertips until a sticky dough forms. Tip it out onto a work surface and knead until it comes together. It is quite a wet mixture so this may take about 10 minutes. 

  4. Place in an oiled bowl, cover with clingfilm and leave until doubled in size. Preheat the oven to 200°C/Gas Mark 6. 

  5. Tip onto a floured surface and roll out into a large rectangle about 5mm (¼in) thick. Spread with the softened butter. 

  6. To make the filling, drain the fruit and combine with the remaining filling ingredients. Sprinkle over the buttered dough. 

  7. Starting from a long side, roll into a fairly tight, long sausage. Divide into 10 pieces. Arrange on a 35x26cm (13½x11in) deep-sided roasting tin, cut-side up. Cover with clingfilm and leave to prove until only about 1cm (½in) space remains between each bun. 

  8. Bake in the centre of the oven for 15-18 minutes. Remove from the oven and glaze while still hot. Transfer to a cooling rack and allow to cool completely before melting the white chocolate in a piping bag. 

  9. Drizzle the chocolate over the cooled bun. Put into the fridge for a few minutes to set the chocolate, then serve.

Take a look at all our yummy Easter bakes here!

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