Recipe for Cardamom and Chocolate rolls with Carrs Flour

Chetna Makan’s Cardamom and Chocolate Rolls

1 hr 15 MINS prep

Bake 30-35 mins


For the dough

300g Carr’s Strong White Flour

10g Yeast

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Yeast is a living organism which produces carbon dioxide when it ferments. This gas naturally expands the dough helping to give the loaf a good volume. It also matures and develops the dough, providing flavour through the production of complex compounds.

Fast Action Dried Yeast (Easy Blend Yeast):
A powdered yeast which generally comes in sachets and can be added straight into your cake/bread mix. Used in all our recipes for ease.

Dried Yeast (Active Dried Yeast):
Comes as granules that are added to water and sugar to activate.

Fresh Yeast (Cake or Compressed):
A solid block of yeast with a short shelf life, that is stored in the fridge and activated by adding to water and sugar.

Sourdough Starter:
A naturally grown yeast that takes longer to activate, but is easy to digest. See our sourdough starter recipe.

5g Salt

20g Caster Sugar

10 Cardamom Pods (peeled and seeds crushed to powder)

60g Unsalted Softened Butter

1 Large Egg

160ml Milk


150g Melted Dark Chocolate

70g Dark Brown Sugar

70g Toasted Chopped Hazelnuts

Carr’s Strong White Flour


In a bowl mix all the bread ingredients, then slowly add the milk and bring it all together to form a soft dough (you might not need all the milk or need a bit more). Knead the dough either by hand or in a stand mix with a dough hook for 7-8 minutes until smooth. Leave the dough in a lightly oiled bowl and cover it with cling film. Let it prove for 1-2 hours until doubled in size.

Once the dough has doubled take it out on the work surface, knock it and knead for a few seconds. Roughly divide the dough into 12 portions.

In a bowl combine the melted chocolate with sugar and hazelnuts and mix well. Roll out each portion of the dough into a circle roughly 3-4 inches. Spread one spoonful of the chocolate mix and roll the dough like a swiss roll. Take a sharp knife and cut the roll lengthwise into 2, keeping the top intact. Twist the 2 parts and roll it into a bun shape.

Place the prepared rolls on a lightly floured baking tray. Cover with cling film and leave to prove for 30-40 minutes.

Preheat the oven to 180°C (Fan 160°C, Gas Mark 4). Once the rolls are ready brush with some beaten egg and bake for 30-35 minutes or until done.


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