Happy Independence Day! To All my Pakistani Viewers around the Globe.
It was a Rainy, Chili day outside and My Husband's Friends were going to come over by noon. So I thought of making some Delicious Pastry's for My guest to serve with Tea Today. I know everyone loves Chocolate, Tea and Pastry's.
So I put them all together and made my special Recipe for Chocolate Filled Braided Pastry.
This Is a very simple and easy Recipe. For all you Newly Wed's or New Cook's that would like to Impress your Guest or Family! This Recipe is for you. My guest's jaws were like falling to their feet, they were just amazed at how I made them.
The Braided Pastry Consists of a few Ingredients.
Its Baked and then Topped of with my Super lemon glaze ( which is optional)
and The best thing about it is Its egg less for all you vegetarians.
Ingredients Servings for 4-6
Prep time 15 min
cook time 20-25 min
2 cups all purpose flour (Maida)
1 tbs yeast
1/2 tsp baking powder
pinch of salt
4 tbs sugar
2 tbs oil
Chocolate Spread or Nutella
1 cup of warm milk or water( I used milk but water works just fine)
Here is The Step by Step Method
In a bowl add your flour, yeast, baking powder, salt, oil, and sugar Mix with your hands before adding water, little by little until you make a nice rough dough. Cover and put in a nice warm place for about 30 min.
After 30 min, knead the dough with about 2-3 punches not too much
The Dough Should look like this. Make a nice round ball shape and flatten with a rolling pin
to make a nice round Shape kind of like a Chappati, or Tortilla
Once your done rolling out the flour, get a pizza cutter or a sharp knife and cut the dough into 2 inch strips. Then Spread The Chocolate Spread over the middle.
Now getting one strip at a time, start closing the ends with your fingertips gently.
Then Start at the top and start Braiding the Three chocolate filled strips, Just like you would braid your hair, or your daughters hair.
Preheat your oven to 325 and bake for about 15-20 min Until you see the pastry has Raised, and is nice and light brown on the bottom
And There you go Folk's Delicious Chocolate filled Pastry, with a kitchen and a house full of that yummy baked aroma.. Um Um Um!
I used a lot of chocolate on the big pastry, and just a little spread on the little baby one.
Isn't it so cute..
You Can Cut them into Pieces
Or Glaze Them with my Favorite Home Made Lemon Glaze
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So Here you have it.. one Heck of a recipe for Chocolate Filled Braided Pastry
IF you have enjoyed this recipe I'm sure you would love my Home Made Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Topping
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