On my way home I decided to stop by one of my favorite shops in Hyderabad. The New Arife Lamoulde located in the Madhapur Main Road. These guys have everything you need for baking. From flours, pans, fillings and all kinds of fillings. There have no concept of customer service and have a very relaxed attitude. I have no issues with that because they have stuff I need and at prices that I find very reasonable.
I picked up this gigantic rolling pin. Its made of fiber and the handles rotate independently of the pin. This is perfect for shaping the dough into thin pies.
My plan was to make a chocolate babka but the weather had turned quite cold in the night. This made the chocolate set almost as soon as I spread it on my rolled out dough. So I cut it into chocolate rolls instead.
The dough is a fairly simple mix of:
- Flour 500 grams + a fistful or two.
- Tepid Water 200 grams.
- One egg.
- Milk Powder : 30 grams.
- Salt : 10 grams.
- Sugar : 70 grams. My intention was to use lesser but being lazy and not using a spoon..well it happens.
- Yeast : 7 grams.
- 80 grams of softened butter. Add this towards the very end of kneading.
Knead till it passed the window pane test.
Rest till it almost doubles. In the current ambient temperature it can take its own sweet time.
Roll into a thin rectangle. Mine was about 18 inches by 15 inches. Thanks to my new rolling pin, it was super easy to make this.
Spread melted dark chocolate. I use compound chocolate melted in the microwave. For this I used 250 grams of it.
Roll it like a log. Cut into equal sized pieces. Place in a baking pan, which is lined with parchment paper. Let it rest for about an hour.
Bake at 180C for 30 minutes in a preheated oven. A egg white wash before putting in the oven is highly recommended for that lovely brown crust.