Imagine waking up to a cold winter morning and getting cozy with a warm batch of these beauties.
Pairing a chocolate hazelnut spread with my chocolate & vanilla swirl challah bread turned out to be a lovely combination. While it adds a touch of sweetness, it does not overwhelm, making these buns absolutely delightful for breakfast or afternoon tea.
Layered rolls: Chocolate & Vanilla
Baking them is deceptively simple: you’ll make one dough, halve it and then add a few ingredients to one half to make it chocolatey. You’ll roll out both and layer them with chocolate hazelnut spread. From then, it’s a lot like making a regular cinnamon roll. I beg you though, don’t squish them into a cake pan. Given space for them to spread, they’ll puff into the most magnificent buns. We ate these as soon as they came out of the oven (fresh is best!) and the next morning, a little warming in the microwave brought them back to perfection.
How to make a cinnamon roll, spiral roll shape
Roll the two doughs up together in a log from the shorter side.
Using wax free floss, slice dough into 1 inch rounds and place on cookie sheet lined with parchment paper, leaving about 2 inches between each round.
Tips on making Chocolate Vanilla Swirl Hazelnut Rolls
The recipe makes about 10 large rolls.
When measuring out the oil, use ¼ cup twice and then without washing it, use it to measure your honey. The oil ensures all the honey will release and not stick to the cup.
You can make the doughs the night before and as soon as they are in their oiled bowls, set them in the fridge to rise overnight.
To ensure equal shapes, I roll my dough on a cookie sheet. This is helpful for two other reasons; it makes it easier to transfer the chocolate dough onto the the vanilla, and to transfer into the freezer or fridge if I want the spread to firm up a little so that I don’t make a mess when slicing the rolls (especially true for the pinwheel shape, option 2)
Recipe for Chocolate & Vanilla Swirl Rolls
Chocolate Vanilla Pinwheel Rolls
Vanilla and cocoa flavored bread swirled around each other with a layer of chocolate hazelnut spread in the center.