Chocolate Stuffed Swirl Bread Rolls for ‘World Bread Day’



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Chocolate Stuffed Swirl Bread Rolls for 'World Bread Day'


What do you do when you are super busy but can’t stop thinking of a hundred new recipe ideas that are flooding in! Often I overwork myself, cook and bake even though we have no time and too much food around, just because I just WANT to. I hate days like these when I wished I had 48hrs a day 🙁 I have been suffering from the ‘cooking too much’ syndrome. I don’t’ seem to be abel to stop. This has been happening in my kitchen for a while.

So I woke up on Saturday thinking of taking a weekend break from all the cooking and photographing. But then, I suddenly realized that it’s World Bread Day on the 16th and if I have to participate I need to bake something immediately. Well… considering how much I have been loving bread, how can I not celebrate this occasion?


Chocolate Stuffed Swirl Bread Rolls


Any celebration calls for something sweet. So here are some Chocolate Stuffed Swirl  Bread rolls for you all! It is a very easy recipe which results in an impressive bread. I have basically improvised my 100% whole wheat recipe a little to arrive at this bread. Instead of making it with just whole wheat flour I have used 1 cup of all purpose flour to make the bread a little lighter.


step by step pictures of bread baking


step by step pictures of bread baking


step by step pictures of bread baking


step by step pictures of bread baking


step by step pictures of bread baking


step by step pictures of bread baking


Chocolate Stuffed Swirl Bread Rolls


It looks like a long list of ingredients and too many steps but it’s actually very simple. It takes some time and patience to roll each one of these swirls but believe me it’s worth the effort. It comes out of the oven looking so gorgeous that it’s guaranteed to impress your friends and family. It’s not overly sweet, rich or decadent which is what I liked the most about it. If you like it sweeter you can drizzle come chocolate sauce, melted chocolate, honey or maple syrup over it or simply stuff them with more chocolate chips. Bread is soft and moist with the right amount of chocolate stuffing inside. It’s a perfect tea time snack or breakfast.


Chocolate Stuffed Swirl Bread Rolls


I am sharing step by step pictures of it because I want all of you to bake this bread and celebrate world bread day with me! Go ahead, bake it and share it with your loved ones.


Chocolate Stuffed Swirl Bread Rolls



Adding 2-3 tbsp of sugar or honey is a good way to make the bread a little sweeter.

Adding a tbsp of instant coffee powder can give me a bit more depth of flavors.

You can use butter instead of olive oil if you prefer.

You can make it all whole wheat flour or all white flour but I have used this particular ratio to get the perfect balance between health and taste.


Chocolate Stuffed Swirl Bread Rolls



  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1 tbsp active dry yeast
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 2 tbsp flax seed powder
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 4 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 heaping tbsp of unsweetened cocoa
  • Approximately 3/4 -1 cup of dark chocolate chips.


Heat 1 cup water with 1 tsp sugar till the sugar dissolves. Pour it into a big bowl and let it cool for a few minutes. When the water is luke warm add the yeast to it and let it sit for 5 minutes till it’s frothy and bubbly.

Now add the salt, 2 tbsp olive oil, flax seed powder and vinegar to the yeast mixture and stir everything. Add 2 cups of whole wheat flour, 1 cup of all purpose flour and 1 tbsp of cocoa into it and mix well for everything to combine. Add the remaining 1/2 cup of water as required. Knead the dough well for a few minutes. You should get soft dough which might be a little sticky. Now add the remaining 2 tbsp olive oil and knead once again. Place this soft dough in a greased bowl, cover it with a wet towel and place it in a warm dry place. Let the dough double in size. This depends not he temperature around so it can take anywhere from 1 hour to 2 hours.

When the dough has doubled, take out the wet towel and punch the dough down to deflate it completely. Now put the dough on a flat surface which is dusted generously with flour. Knead it for a couple of minutes. Now divide the dough into 8 to 10 equal pieces. Let it rest for a couple of minutes. Place the small piece of dough on a well dusted working surface. With a rolling pin, roll it flat into a slightly elongated oval shape. Now place the chocolate chips inside, roll it and make little swirls like it’s shown in the pictures above. Take care to make sure the rolls are sealed well and rolled right. Place them in a baking tray. Do the same with rest of the dough. Arrange them in your baking try however you like. Cover with a wet cloth and let it rise for 30 to 45 minutes.

Pre-heat the oven at 150 degree celsius.

Place the swirly rolls in the hot oven. Let it bake for about 25 to 30 minutes.

Remove the tray out of the oven. Let it sit for a couple of minutes and then get the bread out of the tin. Serve warm.

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  • Betty Jepsen

    Yes, I agree, this looks and sounds delicious for this type of roll. Again, i will be trying it out. Yummyyyyyy.

  • Gavin

    I made this today and it is absolutely beautiful.

  • Araceli

    Wow, this must be awesome :). I will be trying this soon!
    I realy like the fact that you always try to avoid refined stuff!!

    Thaks for sharing and lots of love from argentina

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