Chocolate Rolls with Salted Caramel

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These versatile chocolate rolls are the perfect treat for any time of the day. They can easily replace a breakfast meal when served with some delicious hot vegan milk, or they can be the perfect dessert at the family gathering. 

Prep time:  10 minutes

Cook time:  1:50 hr

Total time: 2 hr

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Course: dessert

Cuisine: Vegan, American

Servings: 20 pieces

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INGREDIENTS:

DOUGH:

700 g all purpose flour

500 ml plant-based milk

120 g melted vegan butter

50 g coconut sugar

2 tsp dry yeast

1 tsp salt

FILLING:

200 g vegan butter

2 Tbsp high-quality cocoa powder

200 g coconut sugar

SALTED CARAMEL:

150 g coconut sugar

20 ml plant-based milk

250 g cashew cream

1 tsp of large-grained sea salt

1/4 tsp vanilla beans

CHOCOLATE TOP:

100 g raw chocolate

50 ml plant-based milk

1 tsp agave syrup

INSTRUCTIONS:

For the dough:

  1. Melt the vegan butter
  2. In the mixing bowl, add: flour, yeast, coconut sugar, melted butter, milk and salt
  3. Mix it till you obtain a firm dough
  4. Cover the dough with a towel and let it rise for 1 – 1:30 hours (at least until it doubles its size)

For the filling:

  1. In a bowl, add the butter at room temperature, the cocoa powder and coconut sugar
  2. mix it well until you obtain a smooth paste

To prepare the rolls:

  1. Place a parchment paper on an oven tray
  2. Preheat the oven at 200 degrees Celsius
  3. Divide your dough in 2 parts
  4. Take one part and roll it on the well-floured surface until you obtain a 40 x 30 cm rectangle (approx)
  5. Fill it all with the chocolate filling and roll it carefully
  6. Cut the big roll into 6 cm slices and place them face-up on the oven tray (keep some room between them, because they will keep on expanding)
  7. Repeat these steps with the second batch of dough
  8. When the tray is full, let them rest for 30 minutes before baking 
  9. Bake for 30 – 35 minutes

To prepare the salted caramel:

  1. In a small pot, add the coconut sugar and melt it. Add a little bit of milk to help speed the process
  2. When the sugar has melted, add gradually the cashew cream and keep on mixing constantly
  3. Add the large-grained sea salt and the vanilla beans, mix well and let it cool

To prepare the chocolate top:

  1. In a small pot, melt the chocolate & gradually add the milk until you obtain a creamy texture
  2. Optional: if your chocolate is not sweet enough, you can add 1 Tabs of agave syrup or any other healthy sweetener of your choice

To serve:

Dip each roll into the creamy chocolate top and pour some salted caramel on top. And there you go, your perfect delicious treat is ready to be savoured.

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