Saturday, February 05, 2011

Chocolate-Filled Coffee Cake


I knew we'd want a treat this morning before we put in a long day, so I made this up last night. I used half a batch of artisan bread dough from the fridge (made up according to Artisan Bread in Five Minutes instructions), and rolled it out in a big square. Then, freely adapting from a recipe in this month's Living magazine, I made up a filling from 1 1/4 c. chocolate chips, 1/4 c. butter, 1/2 c. sugar, and 2 t. cinnamon. I sprinkled most of this over my square, then rolled the dough up as if for cinnamon rolls. Then I curved it into a horseshoe and laid it in a greased pie plate. The reserved bit of filling I sprinkled over the top.

A half-hour rise, then 45 minutes in a 350 oven. Then, empowerment to paint all day.

And amazingly, this can easily be made dairy-free, by substituting margarine for the butter, and using dairy-free chocolate chips.

10 comments:

Sarah said...

Oh goodness...there's a batch of Artisan bread's basic boule recipe sitting in my fridge right now. It's going to turn into this!

Martha A. said...

That looks really yummy!!!

Lisa said...

A co-worker of mine tried the artisan bread cookbook - she said the dough is hard to manage - very soft - and you need special equipment if you're going to make it. I think she said a crock pot container would do. But, here you are seemingly making the recipe regularly - it's not an aggravation for you, Anna?

Lisateresa

LISA said...

Oh my!

Bethany Hudson said...

Ooh! Did you use the Buttermilk dough? I love that for cinnamon raisin bread. I actually have a batch in the fridge right now...I think I'm looking at next Sunday's breakfast :-)

Shelley in SC said...

Could you just come live in my house . . . bake my breads . . . sew my dresses . . . do my laundry . . . ::sigh::!! This looks positively dreamy!

TessaDiane said...

I keep hearing about that book! I really need to check it out.

Kara said...

How serendipitous! I was just wishing this morning that your painting would end soon... so that you would have time to bake... so that maybe, just maybe you'd be inspired to share a new recipe. Thank you so much for this. Your recipes are many of my family's favorites!

Truly,
Kara

MrsSM said...

Your chocolate coffee cake looks beautiful and delicious!! I'm interested in the Artisan book, too, but I don't think I have the right equipment. I'll have to look at it again and find out.

Isn't the cinnamon/choco combo delicious?? I thought I recognized your filling, Anna. Martha Stewart has something really similar with her Chocolate Babka recipe, which is really delicious, too:

thehttp://www.marthastewart.com/recipe/chocolate-babka

Thank you for all the wonderful ideas!

Heather said...

Oh yum!

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