Mmmmm! ‘Tis the season to eat what you want! LOL! During the holiday season, many of us gain a few pounds because of all the parties, cakes, dinners, desserts, egg nog…you get the point. So today, instead of giving you a recipe that might cut the calories, we give you one of the most decadent, sweet and dee-licious desserts we have ever tasted. Our only caution is to be mindful of how many you eat, they can become addictive.
The recipe was originally posted here.
4 cups (500g) plain/all-purpose flour
1/2 cup (50g) cocoa powder
2 and 1/4 teaspoons (7g or 1 sachet) of instant fast-action yeast
1/2 cup (100g) caster/granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup (240ml) whole milk, warm
1/4 cup (56g) unsalted butter, melted
1 large egg
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/2 cup (115g) unsalted butter, melted
1 cup (200g) light brown sugar
2 tablespoons ground cinnamon
1 cup (175g) chocolate chips
8 oz (225g) cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup (56g) unsalted butter, softened
1 and 3/4 cups (218g) icing/powdered sugar
1/4 cup (25g) cocoa powder
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
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In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, yeast, sugar, and salt.
Make a well in the center, and add in the milk, butter, egg, and vanilla extract. Mix well, then bring everything together with your hands to form a sticky dough.
Transfer the dough to a lightly floured surface, and knead for about 5 minutes until smooth and elastic.
Place the dough into a lightly greased bowl, cover with clingfilm, and leave to rise in a warm place for 1 – 2 hours, or until doubled in size.
TIP: Preheat the oven to 140C/275F/Gas 1. Once heated, turn the oven off. Place the covered dough inside, and allow it to rise in this warm environment.
In a small bowl, mix together the butter, sugar, and cinnamon until combined. Set aside.
Once the dough has doubled in size, gently deflate it with your fist, and transfer it to a lightly floured surface. Roll out to a