Chocolate scrolls are a popular pastry-style dessert made of chocolate dough rolled around a creamy filling. They can be served as breakfast items, snacks, or even desserts. Chocolate scrolls are an ideal treat for those who love their sweet treats.
Their light texture makes them perfect for any occasion and they’re easy to make as well – just roll up the dough with your favourite fillings. Here is a simple recipe for making chocolate scrolls. Read on!
First, here are the ingredients you will need:
- 2 cups of all-purpose flour
- 1/3 cup of unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1/2 teaspoon of salt
- 1/2 teaspoon of baking powder
- 1/2 cup of unsalted butter, at room temperature
- 1 cup of granulated sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup of semisweet chocolate chips
- powdered sugar, for dusting.
Now, these are the instructions for baking:
1. Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, salt, and baking powder. Set aside.
3. In a large bowl, beat the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Stir in the vanilla extract.
4. Gradually add the flour mixture to the butter mixture, mixing until just combined. Fold in the chocolate chips.
5. On a lightly floured surface, roll out the dough to a 12×18 inch rectangle, about 1/4 inch thick.
Starting from one of the long sides, tightly roll up the dough into a log.
6. Place the log seam side down on the prepared baking sheet and bake for 25-30 minutes, or until the dough is firm and the surface is slightly cracked.
7. Remove from the oven and let cool for 5 minutes, then use a serrated knife to slice the log into rounds about 1 inch thick.
8. Place the slices on the baking sheet and bake for an additional 10-15 minutes, or until the edges are lightly crisp.
10. Dust the scrolls with powdered sugar and serve warm.
Here is a pro tip for you…
In case you don’t have time to make the dough, the good news is that there is an alternative. Many bakers use frozen dough for chocolate scrolls to save time. Frozen dough can last for months and is easy to store.
It also helps create uniform and consistent shapes, sizes, textures in the finished product. The process of making frozen dough is typically quicker than making fresh dough from scratch.
This allows bakers like yourself to produce a larger quantity of goods quickly and efficiently. Plus, frozen dough reduces wastage costs since it can be stored for longer periods of time without going bad.
Depending on the ingredients used and the method of preparation, you can find several types of chocolate scrolls including traditional roll-out dough recipes, gluten-free options, and vegan recipes.
Chocolate scrolls are a type of confectionary that consists of a light and fluffy pastry, filled with a rich and creamy chocolate filling. The pastry is often rolled up into a log shape, giving it its iconic scroll-like appearance. They are typically enjoyed as an indulgent treat or dessert and can be served warm or cold.
Enjoy your scrolls!