Mini chocolate rolls…

by Sunita on June 5, 2007

Sunny days are here again. Amazing how everything begins to glisten as soon as the sun comes out. The same trees, the same flowers, the same people, but with that extra sheen that only a beautiful bright day can bring. Strange again, that when I was in India, I longed for the cooler winter months . Although in our parts, we never had severe heat waves, I usually preferred the winter which was relatively cooler ( again never the extreme cold) to the humid summers…not the sun shining down in all it’s fury but with that gentle look that spreads a light blanket of warmth all around. No wonder I love the English summer…sunny but not too hot with a gentle breeze that tingles the senses…

So much for the weather…I do seem to ramble a lot about it…now for the cooking bit. I made these rolls nearly a month ago during the Easter holidays and forgot all about them. It was one of those things that I made in a jiffy and was all gone in the blink of an eye. The kids absolutely adored them and so did their mom and dad. The rolls had a slight crunch to it and the light chocolate filling added the extra zing.

This is how I went about it…

What’s needed-

25 gms short crust pastry
small bowl of melted plain chocolate

What’s needed to be done is-

Pre heat the oven at 180 deg cel.

Roll the pastry into a long rectangular shape.

Spread the melted chocolate in a thin layer, leaving a border of about 1/2 cm on all sides.

From the longer end, roll up the pastry until it is one slim, long roll. Continue rolling between the hands until all the layers within come together.

Cut the roll into thin slices.

Place the slices, cut side up and bake in the pre- heated oven till golden brown.

The whole process of preparation, apart from the baking time takes hardly 10 minutes and the outcome is quite good. Great one for parties I must say, where a whole heap can be made for the guests to nibble on. Saying this, these ones are being sent to Meeta for her Big Birthday Bang.

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{ 39 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Roopa June 5, 2007 at 12:08 pm

wow those rolls look so lovely with a cup of hot tea yummy!


2 sunita June 5, 2007 at 12:19 pm

Roopa, thanks and yes, with a cup of tea, would be divine I suppose…I can only suppose because I don’t drink tea…I know what you’re thinking now…


3 Asha June 5, 2007 at 12:29 pm

OMG!! Sunita,those are almost like Gourmet food girl.Very nice.I LOVED the photo and presentation:))


4 sunita June 5, 2007 at 12:36 pm

Asha, thanks…they were simple and cute little things…glad to have you over…


5 Richa June 5, 2007 at 12:49 pm

hey those rolls look wonderful :) no stopping at a few i guess!! i also remember ur spinach cheese rolls, the savory kind of rolls! aren’t you on a roll …. :)


6 sunita June 5, 2007 at 1:10 pm

Richa, I am on a roll…btw, the pastry for both the rolls are different and that makes a real difference…the puff pastry was flaky and these had a more biscuity feel to them…


7 Lata June 5, 2007 at 1:23 pm

It looks Yummy!


8 sunita June 5, 2007 at 1:32 pm

Lata, thanks and nice to have you over…


9 ushaprashanth June 5, 2007 at 2:05 pm

That looks mouth watering….!! Children will love it.


10 sunita June 5, 2007 at 3:14 pm

Ushaprashanth,welcome to my world…yes, a nice treat for kids…glad to have you over…


11 Mishmash ! June 5, 2007 at 3:47 pm

Very recently I got this idea of sweet as well as savory pastry rolls….as u said deft’ly party pleaser…and I liked ur design too :)


12 sunita June 5, 2007 at 4:04 pm

Shn,thanks… these rolls are really handy…tastes great and consumes very little time and of course energy…


13 Sandeepa June 5, 2007 at 4:09 pm

They are so cute and lovely looking


14 sunita June 5, 2007 at 4:27 pm

Sandeepa, thanks and nice to have you over…


15 TheCooker June 5, 2007 at 4:45 pm

OOOh they look so good.


16 Suganya June 5, 2007 at 5:46 pm

Can’t take my eyes off that chocolate drizzle!


17 sunita June 5, 2007 at 5:53 pm

thecooker, thanks and nice to have you over…


18 sunita June 5, 2007 at 5:56 pm

suganya, don’t take it off then (joking)…glad to have you over…


19 Mandira June 5, 2007 at 7:05 pm

it’s cloudy and damp here… those mini choclate rolls will certainly brighten up the day :)


20 sunita June 5, 2007 at 7:28 pm

Mandira, I think they definitely will…they certainly did add some more to an already bright day for us…


21 Seema June 5, 2007 at 11:38 pm

Sunitha, Choco rolls look gorgeous girl. The recipe looks easy as well. Lovely presentation. I just wanna gulp a few rolls now.


22 Cynthia June 6, 2007 at 3:40 am

2 ingredients in the hands of an artist like yourself and look what masterful creations you come up with. The rolls look delicious but I think that the photography and food styling takes the cake :)


23 Vcuisine June 6, 2007 at 4:56 am

Sunita, i can just forget my diet and grab something. It is so tempting. Very nice. no one resist. Viji


24 Sig June 6, 2007 at 6:22 am

Your weather sounds exactly like Seattle weather, it gets sunny, then goes back to gloomy next week :)

Those rolls look amazing, beautiful presentation as usual… very professional :)


25 WokandSpoon June 6, 2007 at 7:19 am

Rolling your pastry is such a creative way to get the little cookies that you have! Great idea.


26 sunita June 6, 2007 at 8:41 am

Seema, thanks, and yes, it’s a very easy recipe…wish i could send you some…


27 sunita June 6, 2007 at 8:42 am

Cynthia,thank you so much…it’s so overwhelming,I really don’t know what to say…glad you came…


28 sunita June 6, 2007 at 8:45 am

Viji,these are very bite sized rolls…I think you’ll be able to afford at least a couple…nice to have you over…


29 sunita June 6, 2007 at 8:47 am

Sig, say ‘next day’ not week…today we had to put on our jackets while yesterday it was sunny and warm enough to go sleeveless…

Thanks and glad to have you over…


30 sunita June 6, 2007 at 8:48 am

wokandspoon,thanks…these are easy breezy and quickie cookies…


31 Sia June 6, 2007 at 9:15 am

wow sunita… how adorable those rolls look and its such a simple recipe. thank u for sharing this with us:)


32 sunita June 6, 2007 at 9:33 am

Sia, you’re most welcome…nice to have you over…


33 Dumela June 6, 2007 at 2:20 pm

they look totally yummy…cant wait for my little one to grow up so i can me these things for him!!!


34 sunita June 6, 2007 at 2:47 pm

Dumella, thanks…btw, till your little one grows up, maybe you can treat yourself a bit…after all we all deserve it once in a while…


35 Sharmi June 6, 2007 at 6:08 pm

lovely looking rolls Sunita! amazing presentation. real great work.


36 sunita June 6, 2007 at 6:29 pm

Sharmi thanks…glad to have you over…


37 Lia June 7, 2007 at 5:19 am

looks yummy and seem good acompanion with a cup of black coffe :)


38 sunita June 7, 2007 at 8:38 am

Lia, welcome to my world…yes, it should be a good company to black coffee…but you’ll have to tell me as I don’t take coffee…


39 rv January 31, 2008 at 3:44 pm

Hi sunita, you have a rally lovely blog going on here, those cookies and rolls look very delicious:) I liked those savory cookies too, the one with cheese, loved the whole blog:) I had prepared garlic chicken recently and didnt know abt the garlic event, guess its too late now, but because of such events, i cud know abt a lot of lovely recipes:) Thanks for hosting:)


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