Cheats’ Pain Au Chocolat

This recipe makes 12


  • 500g (lIb 2oz) packet white bread mix
  • 320ml (11.5 fl oz) warm water
  • 130g (4.5 oz) plain chocolate
  • 50g (2oz) unsalted butter
  • Beaten egg to glaze


  • Preheat the oven to 220’C (425T, gas 7).
  • Tip the contents of the bread mix into a bowl and add enough hand hot water to make a dough. Knead for 5 minutes. Leave in a warm place for 5 minutes.
  • Divide the dough into 12 and roll each piece to a 9cm (3’/2in) square.
  • Divide the chocolate into pieces and arrange along one side of each dough square with a thin slice of butter, then roll up.
  • Arrange on a greased baking sheet, seam side down.
  • Cover with clingfilm and leave for 30 minutes.
  • Remove the clingfilm and bake for 10 to 15 minutes

Published, 02 March 2003
Last updated 01 April 2007 00:00