21.5.13

Get Your Chef On ~ Chocolate : Marbled Chocolate Brioche Loaf

Well it is time for yet another GYCO Challenge Reveal ! This month 



though there were numerous chocolate recipes to choose from, it took me a while to decide what i wanted to make for this round of the challenge... and it was Irvin Lin's brilliant photographs that made me finally decide on the 
Marbled Chocolate Brioche Loaf.

it was a good decision because this loaf baked me happy.  it looked gorgeous and tasted divine. 
in fact we were so delighted by how the loaf turned out that following the same recipe i baked a second loaf the next day, this time a chocolate swirl brioche, and took it for my brother's family. needless to say they loved the took of the fancy loaf and were more than happy to dive into it right away. so a big thanks to Jen and Julie for this months challenge. I can now bake marbled and swirled Chocolate Brioche loaves at home ! 

now the recipe of the loaves 

Marbled Chocolate Brioche Loaf  (Recipe for a 2 pound loaf )
ingredients
for the brioche dough
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 3/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 4 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp orange juice
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 21/4 tsp bread machine yeast
  • 10 tablespoons of unsalted butter
for the chocolate layer
  • 1/3 cup semisweet chocochips
  • 1 tbsp orange juice
  • 1 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 3 tbsp all purpose flour
  • 11 cloves (spice) + 1 inch cinnamon stick, ground
  • 1 egg for egg wash
  • sugar for sprinkling on top

what i did
  1. i made the brioche dough in the bread machine. for that I all the ingredients expect the butter in the machine pan and  programmed it for the dough cycle. 
  2. when the machine started on the second knead I added 2 tablespoons of the butter and restarted the dough cycle. as the butter started getting incorporated in the dough I handed another 2 tablespoons of butter and continued this way till all the butter was incorporated into dough. i then let the dough cycle complete. 
  3. when the machine beeped at the end of the cycle i inverted the dough into a plastic container and divided the dough into 3 equal parts. next i put 1/3 of the dough back into the bread machine pan along with the ingredients for the chocolate layer. again i programmed the machine for the dough cycle and let it run till all the ingredients were well combined and a smooth chocolaty dough rode on the blade of the pan, about 10 minutes. 
  4. i then stopped the machine and stretched the chocolate dough to a 11x6 inch rectangle over a plastic sheet. i then put half of the brioche dough on top of the spread out chocolate layer and stretched it to the  same size. next inverting the two layers on another plastic sheet I put the remaining brioche dough on top of the chocolate layer and stretched it to the  same size.
    then placing the sandwiched dough in a plastic container i covered it with a plastic cling wrap and transferred the container to the refrigerator. 
  5. 7 hours later, i took out the sandwiched dough from the refrigerator, cut out 1 1/2 x 1/2 inch rectangles from it. then piling the rectangles together in a loaf pan, i covered the pan with a kitchen towel and let the dough double in size. this took about 2 1/2 hours. 
  6. once the dough doubled i preheated the oven to 400 degrees F, then egg washed the loaf, sprinkled some sugar on top and in the preheated oven, baked the loaf for 20 minutes. then turning down the oven temperature to 350 degrees F I baked the loaf for another 10 minutes until surface looked golden brown.
i waited for 30 minutes before taking the loaf out of the pan and cut out the first slice after the loaf had cooled down completely. 

Swirled Chocolate Brioche Loaf (Recipe for a 11/2 pound loaf)
for the brioche dough
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 egg yolks
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 3 tbsp sugar
  • 2 tsp orange juice
  • 3/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1 3/4 tsp bread machine yeast
  • 7 tablespoons of unsalted butter
for the chocolate layer
  • 5 tbsp semisweet chocochips
  • 2 tsp orange juice
  • 2 tsp cocoa powder
  • 3 tbsp all purpose flour 
  • 8 cloves (spice) + 1 inch cinnamon stick, ground
  • 1 egg for egg wash
  • sugar for sprinkling on top
what i did

for the swirled brioche loaf i proceeded in the same way as for the marbled loaf except that in step 5, after taking out the dough from the refrigerator, i rolled it out with the rolling pin then folded it as shown in "1st fold"...


then rolled it out again and folded the dough as shown in "2nd fold."i then cut out 1 1/2 x 1/2 inch rectangles from the folded dough and proceeded as above.
the dough before and after the rise...

so those were my gorgeous Chocolate Brioche Loaves. Hope you had as much fun reading about it as i had baking and eating them. Wish me luck for the Challenge and do visit the other delicious entries for this GYCO Chocolate challenge at .....


Until next time...  take care..

These loaves are being Yeastspotted. 
Also sharing these at a couple of weekly food events.

21 comments:

  1. Hi Tanu, your chocolate brioche loaf look really good, very nice marble effect. Thanks for sharing your recipe.

    Have a nice week ahead.

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  2. Fist off.... fun swirl gorgeous bread! Second...thank you so much for joining in the fun!

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    1. Thanks so much for dropping by. it was fun cooking with all of you.

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  3. This looks great.... stopping by to say hi from the challenge!

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  4. YUM! I want to make PB&J sammies with it....

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    1. Oh. that'll taste so good. thanks for stopping by Christie.

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  5. Wow! Such a stunning loaf! I must try this one :)

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  6. This looks divine! Thanks for sharing at Mix it up Monday :)

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  7. Wow!! That looks awesome - great tutorial too. Glad you joined the GYCO challenge!
    - Claire :)

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    1. Thanks Claire. it was fun cooking with all of you.

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  8. THat is one beautiful loaf of bread! My husband loves chocolate and bread, he's LOVE this. great challenge!

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  9. i'm in the mood for this right now! Thanks for linking.

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    1. I'll be glad to bake another loaf and send you tomorrow :)
      thanks for dropping by.

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  10. that looks SOOO amazing! I can't believe how professional it looks. Thanks for linking up to Tasteful Tuesdays :o) Can't wait to see what you bring next week. Emily @ Nap-Time Creations
    oh, and I just posted an amazing round-up from last weeks party… stop on over and check it out!

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  11. Beautiful Chocolate marbled loaf, Tanu, Looks delicious.

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  12. It gave me great quinces, and the recipe that I am not happy, I am very grabs! thank you in advance
    I board a good recipe already dealt a site like this http://le-couscous-marocain.blogspot.com

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Thanks for stopping by. It was nice having you here. Have a good day.

Take care and come back soon.
Best, Tanusree

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