Whole Wheat Turtle Bread with Chocolate Filling

Hello! I hope you are all are doing well this Thursday evening! :) I have a new recipe to share....Whole wheat turtle bread filled with delicious sweet chocolate! Can you say yummmmm??? ^_____^ It's really easy to make and it'll be a hit with the fam especially if you have kids~! But totally an all-ages enjoyable treat. :)

Whole Wheat Turtle Bread with Chocolate Filling

Here's an awesome cut open view of my turtle's chocolate innards (disregard missing legs...some of my kitchen helpers could not wait...):

2 1/2 cup whole wheat flour (Note: You only need 1 1/2 flour for the first step.)
1 tablespoon sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1 package active dry yeast
1/2 cup water
1/3 cup milk
1 tablespoon butter or butter substitute
1 egg
1/2 cup of chocolate chips (Note: Reserve 2 chocolate chips for the eyes.)

1.) In a large bowl, mix together 1 1/2 cup flour, sugar, salt, and yeast. Set aside.
2.) In a small saucepan, gently heat water, milk, and butter until warm. (Or you could microwave until warm to touch.) Stir into yeast mixture. 
3.) Stir in egg. Stir in remaining flour. Knead the dough until smooth and springy. You may need to add a little more water if your dough is too dry or a little more flour if your dough is too wet. (Note: A LITTLE GOES A LONG WAY, so be patient with you dough and see how it goes. :]) Cover with plastic wrap or a wet towel and let it rest in a warm place for 10 minutes. I like to let my dough rise in the microwave (Of course, not on!) 
4.) Lightly grease cookie sheet with cooking spray, margarine, or shortening. Shape a 2-inch ball-shaped dough for the turtle's head. Shape 4 walnut-sized ball-shaped dough for the turtle's legs. Shape a walnut-sized oval-shaped dough for the turtle's tail. Attach head, feets, and tail to body by placing one end of each under the body and pinching them together. Cover and allow your dough to rise in a warm place for 20 minutes. 
5.) A few minutes before your timer goes off, preheat your oven to 400°F. Make a 1/2-inch-deep circular cut around the top edge of the body. Stuff the middle with all that yummy chocolate goodness! :D Place the top of the body back on and make crisscross cuts in the center like a turtle's shell. Bake 20-25 minutes until browned! 

Makes ~ 8 servings.

Side note: You can store the dough in the fridge for up to 24 hours if you are planning on making this in advance. When you store it, grease a large bowl. Place dough in bowl and turn it all around to grease the dough all over. Cover tightly with plastic wrap and refrigerate. For an easier shaping process, let the dough stand at room temperature for 20 minutes after you take it out of the fridge. 

This was super fun to make & it tasted great especially with the chocolate filling~! If you end up making this recipe, please share your results with me! I would love to see how it turns out for you or hear about any suggestions on how to improve the recipe!

Enjoy~! :)

Nutrition Info (per serving): Calories 225.4 Total Fat 6.5 g Saturated Fat 3.5 g Polyunsaturated Fat 0.4 g Monounsaturated Fat 0.6 g Cholesterol 23.5 mg Sodium 321.1 mg Potassium 50 mg Total Carbohydrate 39.4 g Dietary Fiber 5.9 g Sugars 9.1 g Protein 6.5 g

Calorie counter used: http://www.sparkpeople.com/calorie-counter.asp

No comments

Post a Comment

Professional Blog Designs by pipdig