Total Time
1hr 5mins
Prep 45 mins
Cook 20 mins

Always inspired by what I read, TRUE! This recipe will take you back to childhood memories if you came from NY too! Mini bite size, but same flavor, Look forward to a review and hope you savor ORIGINAL SOURCE: http://wp.me/p30jtz-1es If you have any questions, please PM me :) NOTE: You will need more butter for the bowl Can add an additional 1/4 cup dried fruit. I used Sunsweet plum Amazins (diced prunes) finely chopped too! :)

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. In a saucepan on the stove, heat milk and pinch of salt to 120°F (~48C).
  2. NOTE.
  3. If you don’t have a thermometer, milk should be “warm” to the touch. ;-).
  4. Sprinkle yeast over milk; let set for 5 minutes.
  5. NOTE.
  6. When making yeast mixtures, I have always “stirred” the yeast in and “waited” for it to foam; leaving it in a warm place.
  7. In a small bowl, whisk together egg and remaining 1/4 cup sugar, then slowly whisk in yeast mixture.
  8. In a stand mixer, combine flour and salt.
  9. With mixer on low, add egg mixture until combined.
  10. Add butter; mix until combined.
  11. Switch mixing paddles to a dough hook and let it knead the dough for 10 minutes.
  12. Per the “original” recipe:.
  13. “it should be sticky and stringy and probably worrisome, but will firm up a bit after it rises.”.
  14. This was GREAT advise as I was “worried” at this point I had done something wrong.
  15. Butter a large bowl and place dough in it; cover with cling wrap or a towel. (I used cling wrap).
  16. Let rise for an hour or until double in size.
  17. While waiting, prepare the filling. :) :).
  18. In a food processor, add dark chocolate chips, salt and sugar; pulse until chocolate is finely chopped; almost powder-like; add in dried apricots and plum Amazins until finely chopped; set aside.
  19. NOTE.
  20. I used patty pans to line my muffin tin; was heaps easier re cleaning. ;-).
  21. Once dough is ready, turn it out onto a “well floured” surface; gently “deflating” it with your hands; let rest for 5 minutes.
  22. Once rested, roll into a large rectangle.
  23. NOTE.
  24. The longer you make it, the more dramatic the swirl will be. :) :) :).
  25. Sprinkle the filling evenly over the dough’s surface.
  26. Hint and Tip.
  27. The filling WILL be “hard and clumpy to try and spread“; just do your best and be careful not to push “too hard” as the filling will go through the very soft dough. ;-).
  28. Tightly roll the dough back over the filling; forming a log.
  29. NOTE.
  30. I did not have any filling on the ends, so I used a serrated knife and cut the ends of the pastry.
  31. With a sharp serrated knife, gently saw 1-inch segments off the log; cover with a towel’ let rise for 30 minutes.
  32. Preheat oven to 180°C Bake for 20 minutes; until “puffed and brown”.