Pain au Chocolat (Chocolate-Filled Croissant)

Pain au Chocolat (Chocolate-Filled Croissant)

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"This light, flaky French-style croissant roll is filled with delicious chocolate. The entire family will love it! Using the bread machine saves a lot of energy."

Ingredients

4 h servings 1326 cals
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Nutrition

  • Calories:
  • 1326 kcal
  • 66%
  • Fat:
  • 78.1 g
  • 120%
  • Carbs:
  • 152.9g
  • 49%
  • Protein:
  • 15.7 g
  • 31%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 101 mg
  • 34%
  • Sodium:
  • 336 mg
  • 13%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Pour the water into a bread machine pan; add the flour. Sprinkle the milk powder over the flour. Place the sugar, salt, and 2 tablespoons of softened butter into the corners of the pan. Make a small indent in the top of the dry ingredients and put the yeast in the indent. Run the bread machine on the basic dough setting.
  2. Meanwhile, lay out a sheet of waxed or parchment paper. Shape the remaining 1/2 cup of butter into a 3x5 inch rectangle on the waxed paper; wrap and chill until ready to use.
  3. Remove the butter from the refrigerator and allow to soften while you roll out the dough. Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Roll the dough into a 8x12 inch rectangle. Place the butter on half of the dough, leaving a 1/2 inch border of dough on 3 sides. Fold the other half of the dough over the butter and press the edges firmly to seal.
  4. Roll the dough out to a 6x14 inch rectangle. Fold the dough in thirds from the long ends, as you would fold a business letter. Cover the dough loosely with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 20 minutes.
  5. Remove the dough from the refrigerator. Place it onto a lightly floured surface so that the folded edge faces you. Roll the dough out again into a 6x14 inch rectangle, and fold into thirds. Cover with plastic and chill for 20 minutes.
  6. Repeat step 5, chilling for 30 minutes.
  7. In a small bowl, beat together the egg yolk and milk; set aside. Grease two baking sheets.
  8. Roll the dough out into a 12x21 inch rectangle. Cut the dough into thirds in both directions, to make 9 rectangles. Divide the chocolate among the rectangles. Lightly brush the egg yolk mixture around the edges of each piece. Starting at a short end, roll each piece of dough around the chocolate as if you were rolling a cigar. Press the edges together to seal.
  9. Place the pastries onto the prepared baking sheets; cover with greased plastic wrap and allow to rise in a warm place until they have doubled in size, about 30 minutes.
  10. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
  11. Brush the top of the pastries with the remaining egg yolk mixture.
  12. Bake in the preheated oven until golden brown, about 15 minutes. Cool for 5 minutes on the baking sheets, then transfer pastries to wire racks. Serve warm or at room temperature.
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These turned out to be my Saturday baking project... I didn't feel like dusting off my bread machine so I just used my KitchenAid with good results. When you start to read this recipe you will ...

I want to give this recipe 4 1/2 stars, not the best, but very very worth making. I don't have a bread machine, so I made the dough by hand, and let rise. The first folding would be less messy i...

I've tried to make Pain au Chocolat before with other recipes, but they were too buttery and too much hassle. This recipe was wonderful! I only changed the amount of chocolate used to fill the...

This was a fun recipe to make. I don't have a bread machine so it was necessary for me to add about 1/2 cup of water as well. Although this is a recipe I've been wanting for awhile I wasn't sa...

I don't use a bread machine, so I did everything by hand. It worked out great! Very much worth the wait! :)

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For starters, even using a bread machine that water amount is not correct. I found that 3/4 cup is perfect so this must be a typo. Working the butter into the dough is so very critical, do no...

Croissants are not for the faint of heart! For one, make sure you prep your yeast - warm water (105 F) with the sugar, and then add the yeast to the water for 5 to 10 minutes, or until it is fro...

It was delicious!!!!