Chocolate Brioche

December 27th, 2007  | Category: Bread, Breakfast and Brunch, Chocolate

Chocolate Brioche

Inspiration comes in mysterious ways. Who would have thought that dropping a piece of brioche into a jar of Nutella would lead to such a delicious discovery?

OK, maybe it is not the greatest discovery, but chocolate definitely takes the classic brioche recipe to the next level. The level where chocoholics and gluttons like me meet up and stuff our faces with a whole brioche loaf and laugh at people who nibble on celery sticks.

It is pretty much the same recipe from my previous Brioche post. You only use a different baking pan and instead of four large rolls, you tear smaller pieces (13 to be exact) and fill them with chopped bittersweet chocolate.

Chocolate Brioche 2

Half an hour later, you get to eat these golden balls with melted chocolate inside. Perfect recipe if you are still looking for another delicious treat to add to your New Year’s dinner party. The good part is you can prepare the dough way in advance and keep it in the freezer. The day before you bake it, thaw the dough in your refrigerator, take it out the morning of and after shaping, let it rise under room temperature until the balls fill up your baking pan.

Chocolate Brioche 3

Now, if you’ll excuse me, I have to head back to the kitchen to bake a Chocolate and Chestnut Buche de Noel and a Brioche Tart that once made Julia Child cry for the New Year’s Eve dinner party at the Mansion. Photos and recipes soon (note: links added above).

Happy New Year everyone!

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  1. 1 - Neslihan on December 28th, 2007

    Geçenlerde elimdeki çikolata kitabındaki resmine vurulup bende denedim bu toplardan. Beceremediğimi düşündüm çünkü içindeki çikolata kitaptaki resim kadar akışkan diildi. Evdekilerde pek beğenmediler bir daha denemedim. Benimde mide mayalı ürünlere tepki verdiği için deneyemiyorum. Ben sevdim bu tadı. Özellikle kahvaltıda güzel olur. Şekeri çıkarıp iç malzemesini değiştirirsekde güzel poğaçalar olur sanırım 🙂 (Türkçe yorum yazdım inşallah bir sakıncası yoktur :))

  2. 2 - fanny on December 28th, 2007

    Wooo, your brioche looks delicious. I can’t wait for the recipe!

    x fanny

  3. 3 - Helen on December 28th, 2007

    Wow! What a fabulous idea. I don’t know what people are going on about when they crave something light after the seasonal indulgence, bring on the brioche!

  4. 4 - Ozge on December 28th, 2007

    I love that kind of stuff, not too much sweet, exact mixture…

  5. 5 - amanda on December 28th, 2007

    it’s like a chocolate crossiant, but WAY better! screw celery sticks and carrots, bring on the nutella and brioche.

  6. 6 - Sil (BsAs) on December 28th, 2007

    I really try to make an original comment but your photos are always GREAT so… again and again congrats!!!
    Happy new year to you too!

  7. 7 - steamykitchen on December 28th, 2007

    I’ve never made Brioche before! hmmm…maybe to try in the new year?

  8. 8 - JEP on December 29th, 2007

    Beautiful photo!

  9. 9 - Luloah on December 30th, 2007

    Chocolate Brioche is a great idea. Mmm, and would definitely go well with some Nutella!

  10. 10 - Sorina on January 5th, 2008

    Wow that does look beautiful…I think I will start cooking this now.

  11. 11 - brilynn on January 5th, 2008

    Chocolate certainly does make everything better, especially brioche, yum!

  12. 12 - inayet on September 15th, 2008

    ; Damliya damliya gol olur

  13. 13 - Leesa Garcia on April 2nd, 2010

    Hey Cenk,

    WOW! This looks HEAVENLY!! Just now “getting into” bread baking.. something I’ve never really done- until my recent Easter bread project…
    I’d love to try this recipe.. In France, we can buy flour that says- brioche… hmmm… I wonder.. I think I will have to try your recipe!


  14. 14 - Mrs Ergül on February 10th, 2011

    I have made brioche in a similar way. I wrap the dough around a tablespoon or 2 of chocolate-hazelnut spread or 1 tablespoon of grated cheese for my koca. Love it!!

  15. 15 - cooking rookie on May 18th, 2011


  16. 16 - C V on October 27th, 2012

    Hello there!

    Unsure if you actively check comments, but I’m really interested in making this. I checked out the “My first brioche” recipe, and I’m unsure about how to go about with incorporating the chocolate–

    Do you do it before step 9?

    Thanks in advance 🙂

  17. 17 - Cenk on October 31st, 2012

    CV – You divide the dough into 13 little balls (instead of two as mentioned in step 9), flatten slightly, place chocolate in the middle, wrap with dough and pinch & roll to get a smooth ball.

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