Chocolate Orange Buns

I had to make something filling for friends for breakfast. As usual lots of things come to your mind.  But I wanted something that could be prepared the previous night as I go for my walk very early .  Opened my recipe book and found this pic glaring at me, now this is the apt recipe for our breakfast.  Got the ingredients together and ta da  started my preparation.  By the time these were ready it was 11pm.   When my friends had them next day they thrilled because they looked like roses.   

Makes around 18 Buns

Ingredients for Dough
4 Cups Flour
1 Tablespoon Coco powder
1/2 Cup Castor Sugar
1/2 Teaspoon Salt
1/2 Teaspoon Cinnamon powder
1/4 Cup Oil
1/2 Cup Glazed Cherries - chopped
2 Tablespoon Raisins - chopped
2 Tablespoons Orange Juice
2 Tablespoons Orange Jelly Crystals
2.1/2 Teaspoons Instant Yeast
4 Tablespoons Milk powder
1 to 1.1/2 Cup Warm Water - for kneading

Ingredients for the Filling
100 - 150 Grams Orange Marmalade
2 Tablespoons Butter - melted

For the Glaze
1/4 Cup Orange Juice
4 Tablespoon Orange Marmalade

Mix all the ingredients for the dough well. then add little little water at a time and knead into a soft dough. Take this dough on to your kitchen counter and knead for 10 minutes till soft and smooth dough is achieved. Place this into an oiled bowl cover and leave it to rise till double in volume for about a hour or more.

Grease a muffin pan well and keep it ready.

Then when risen punch the dough and roll it into a square sheet about 1/4 inch thick. 

Then apply melted butter with a brush on the sheet well.

 Spread orange marmalade over it. 

Then roll into a thigh roll.

Divide this into 4 parts., then divide each part into 5 or 6 equal parts.

 Place them into the muffin pan and leave them rise till double in volume for about 45 minutes to an hour.

Preheat the oven at 180 degrees and bake these for 20 to 25 minutes.  Remove them from the muffin pan after 5 minutes and place them on a wire rack.  If you keep them lying in the muffin pan they will turn soggy.

For the glaze:

Heat the orange juice lightly add the marmalade and mix well.  Brush the buns with the glaze when they are out off the oven.

We had these with khawa, a herbed tea.

Labels : Breads, Chocolate, Orange, Blogging Marathon

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sneha datar
sneha datar

Happy Home-maker and culinary enthusiast.


  1. Wow, those buns are very attractive, my god chocolate and orange never go wrong together..

  2. Caramelized glaze on the rolls is making these rolls even more tempting

  3. nice looking buns sneha and you make it sound so easy, very well done

  4. These buns look pretty. Your recipe are elaborate and your pictures are pretty. Have you considered increasing the size of the pictures?

  5. The orange overload must have made these buns yummier.

  6. The buns look pretty with that glaze and like that orange juice in ir . Wonderful bake!

  7. The glaze makes its so lovely. Great use of orange marmalade.

  8. Chocolate and orange is a tasty combo.Nice buns...

  9. Very interesting idea using Orange flavors!

  10. Interesting way of baking these buns..

  11. That glaze looks very interesting. The bread really looks like a bouquet :-)

  12. Yummy looking chocolate and orange buns.

  13. I love orange flavoured breads and rolls. This with the glaze sounds amazing...

  14. I love the flavour of oranges in the bread. This looks very delicious

  15. love citrus flavors in bakes... so delicious!!