Sweet bread rolls filled with banana and rich dark chocolate, covered in melted chocolate drizzles.
At the end of the week, I find myself (as usual!) with for a bunch of over ripe bannanas. The past few times I have used the bananas in cakes (banana milkshake cupcakes and salted caramel and banana blondies), so this time I decided to completely break with tradition and use the bananas in some bread!
It’s been a while since I made some sweet breakfast rolls so I thought I’d see how banana and chocolate swirls would turn out. And I would definately say it was a success!
I think I might actually prefer these to cinnamon rolls, as all the chocolate just makes them that bit more luxurious and indulgent for breakfast!
Variations: You could use milk or white chocolate for a sweeter filling, and you could change the bananas to any other fruit, I think raspberries would be delicious!
Ingredients: Makes 12 Rolls:
- 500g Strong White Flour
- 10g Salt
- 12g Fast Action Yeast
- 50g Caster Sugar
- 250ml Milk
- 1 Egg
- 3 Bananas
- 50 Butter
- 50g Dark Brown Sugar
- 1 tbsp Cocoa Powder
- 100g Dark Chocolate
Combine the flour, salt, sugar, yeast, milk and egg in a large bowl, and mix to form a rough dough. Turn out onto a work surface and knead for 10 minutes, until smooth and elastic. Return to the bowl and prove for 1 hour.
Combine the butter, sugar and coca powder in a small pan, and heat until melted and combined. Slice the bannana into thin rounds, and break the chocolate into chunks.
Turn out the proved dough, knock out the air and stretch into a large rectangle.
Brush over the butter and sugar mixture in a thin layer, completely covering the dough. Then lay over the banana chunks and chocolate. Roll up the dough and divide into 12 rolls.
Place the rolls on oiled baking trays, cover in clingfilm, and prove for a further hour.
Preheat the oven to 180C, and bake in the oven for 15-20 minutes until golden brown and cooked through.
Transfer to a wire rack to cool, serve as they are, or drizzle with some melted dark chocolate for an extra chocolatey finish!