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Chocolate Bouabsa Baguettes

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Benito

Chocolate Bouabsa Baguettes

Blasphemy, I know what the Baguette Brigade will say about these, Blapshemy!!!  Oh well, I do not care.  I was in the mood to do something with chocolate and had started the mix for these Bouabsa baguettes.  I added 100 g of Lindt 70% dark chocolate which is always a good pick me up.  I’m not sure I’ve seen anyone add chocolate to their baguettes, but I have to admit I haven’t done a search.  In all likelihood it isn’t an original idea.  The chocolate was added at the first fold for which I did a strong bench letterfold and threw the chocolate in as if it was a lamination.

I usually do only 2 coil folds and no French folds for my baguettes, however, for this set I did the letterfold and then two coil folds.

The kitchen smells like chocolate cake right now and I can’t wait until one of these cools off to slice it open.

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alfanso

As you know, I'm all about blasphemy when it comes to baguettes, so I'm on board.  Very curious to see the internals and read about whether the taste came through.  In the past we made chocolate spaghetti, but the taste was not discernible and gave up after that one try.

Based on the coloration of the baguettes, it seems as though there was cocoa powder added as well.

Nice going!  alan

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Benito

No cocoa powder, but they really did brown darkly yet don’t taste burnt whatsoever.  Some of the chocolate must have darkened the crust or some of the sugar from the chocolate must have made its way into the dough.

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Benito

OK these were seriously good.  They actually do not taste like dessert which is what I was worried about. The 70% dark chocolate isn’t particularly sweet at all, more bittersweet so these somehow come across as savory.

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isand66

These look fantastic!  I’ve made a boule with chocolate but not a baguettes.  It’s certainly a great desert bread for sure.  Eaten warm out of the oven must have been out of this 🌍.

Regards,

Ian

 

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Benito

Thank you Ian, yes they are great still warm.  We’ve already eaten a second reheated from frozen and just as good.  Not so much dessert though, that 70% dark chocolate isn’t very sweet at all.

Happy Baking

Benny

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isand66

I meant to say breakfast not dessert 🤷🏻‍♂️

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Benito

Ah gotcha, yes these would be great for breakfast too.

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Danni3ll3

You have me drooling! Chocolate in a baguette! Heavenly!

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Benito

Thanks Danni, they are quite delicious and worth the trouble of making.

Benny

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kendalm

Love that attitude - caring too much is a horrible curse and you won't try anything new or go outside the envelope.  Love these loaves ! 

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Benito

Thanks Geremy, I loved these too and I’m glad I tried making them going on a whim.