Chocolate Lover's Dream

Recipe: Chocolate Lover’s Dream

A “Chocolate Lover’s Dream” doughnut, perfect for Valentine’s Day, featuring a rich chocolate base with a variety of chocolate toppings.

Ingredients

Chocolate Dough:
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 packet instant yeast
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup warm milk
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
Chocolate Glaze and Toppings:
  • 1 cup dark chocolate chips (for glaze)
  • 1/2 cup milk chocolate, melted (for swirl)
  • 1/4 cup white chocolate chips
  • Chocolate shavings
  • Heart-shaped chocolate candies

Instructions

  1. Dough Preparation:
    • In a large bowl, mix flour, cocoa powder, sugar, salt, and yeast.
    • Whisk together eggs and milk in another bowl.
    • Combine wet ingredients with dry, mixing until a dough forms.
    • Knead in softened butter until smooth.
    • Let rise until doubled in size, about 1-2 hours.
  2. Shaping and Second Rise:
    • Roll out dough and cut into doughnut shapes.
    • Place on a baking sheet, cover, and let rise for 30 minutes.
  3. Baking:
    • Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C).
    • Bake for 10-12 minutes until set.
    • Cool on a wire rack.
  4. Chocolate Glaze:
    • Melt dark chocolate chips in a bowl over simmering water or in a microwave.
    • Dip each doughnut into the melted chocolate for the glaze.
  5. Decoration:
    • Drizzle with melted milk chocolate.
    • Sprinkle with white chocolate chips, chocolate shavings, and add heart-shaped chocolate candies.

This “Chocolate Lover’s Dream” doughnut is a rich and indulgent treat, perfect for sharing with your Valentine!

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