Oh, Wingnut, those are beautiful! What wonderful chocolate goodness- masterful! I'd say that is a great bread, and especially for a first attempt! You should be very proud. Mmmm those pain au chocolat with a big cafe au lait -you would think you were in Paris.
Those look incredible. Wow, I wish I had 1 now but I'm sure I would need at least 2!
They all went to my Wife's work. Thanks for the kind words, BTW they were made with sourdough starter and a little dry yeast.
Mine don't look that good after more than.........one attempt :-) Did you not get one ...just to see if it was poisonous .....before letting your wife take them all to work? Hope they survive!