Petit Pain Au Chocolate

Wow, now that’s a new name and a recipe that is certainly not within my comfort zone. I usually don’t make desserts, I am sure you know it by now. But my 2 yr old is already commanding me to make all sort of sweet dishes because he can eat anything sweet. Well, why am i surprised? that’s very typical of any 2 year old because they have a sweet tooth. So, I bought this kitchen aid dessert recipe book from Borders which is going out of business (too bad) only because it was on sale as I generally don’t buy dessert recipe books. I saw this fancy name yet easy recipe that i could make and satisfy my 2 year old’s sweet craving. And I must say that it turned out darn good but I just wish I had added a little more chocolate.

Fresh, hot from the oven ~ Petit Pain Au Chocolate


* 1 – 1/2 cup all purpose flour
* 2 tbsp granulated sugar
* 1 package(1/4 oz) active dry yeast
* 1/2 tsp salt
* 1/2 cup + 1 tbsp milk
* 1 & 1/2 tbsp oil
* 1 milk chocolate (6 oz bar)cut into small pieces
* 2 tsp colored sugar

Combine flour, salt and sugar and yeast and keep aside. In a sauce pan whisk together milk (except 1 tbsp) and oil in low heat for a few minutes and then pour this mixture into the the flour mixture and make a soft dough. Knead well for a few minutes until dough is smooth. Make a shape of a ball and place into a greased bowl, cover it with towel and keep it in a warm place for about an hour until the dough rises and doubles in size. Then knead again and make small balls about 8 pieces about 3 inch in round, place 2 or 3 pieces of chocolate in the center, fold the edges around the chocolate. Place them on a greased baking sheet about 3 inches apart, cover it with a towel and let it rise for about 20 – 30 minutes.
Preheat over to 400F degrees. Brush each roll with 1 tbsp milk, sprinkle some colored sugar on top of each and bake for about 12 – 15 minutes until golden brown. Serve hot.
Crispy on the outside, soft in the inside ~ Petit Pain Au Chocolate
1. Since the weather was not warm, I preheated the oven to about 150F and kept the dough inside for rising.
2. I also had food coloring, so I made my own colored sugar
3. The recipe called for butter and egg but I did not use and instead substituted with oil.

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10 Responses to Petit Pain Au Chocolate

  1. amy098 says:

    Beautiful presentation! It’s a great idea to use oil to substitute butter and egg.

  2. Zareena says:

    Wow!!!! lovely and amazing clicks. Loved this recipe of using oil instead of butter. Bookmarked this. You have a very nice space dear. Please visit mine when time permits.

  3. These look utterly cute and so delicious!

  4. Marina says:

    Oh it looks so yummy, i’m sure it is yummy!
    The first time I’ve eaten pain au chocolat was in Paris, and I loved it.

  5. It looks yummy and delicious and ver well presented…………

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