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155Total Time
130Prep Time
25Bake Time

Chocolate Orange Pain Au Chocolat

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About the bake

Try our twist on a French pastry favourite: Terry's chocolate orange pain au chocolat. We all know chocolate and orange is an unbeatable combination.

This recipe makes 12 tasty chocolate orange pain au chocolat. If french pastries are you thing, why not try our croissants recipe.

155Total Time
130Prep Time
25Bake Time


  1. Step 1:

    Mix together the flour, salt, sugar, yeast and water in a mixing bowl to form a firm dough. Knead for 10 minutes by hand or 5 minutes in an electric mixer bowl using a dough hook.

  2. Step 2:

    Remove the butter from the fridge and warm very slightly so that it can be flattened out into a rough rectangle about 1-2cm thick.

  3. Step 3:

    Roll out the dough into a rectangle that is roughly a third wider than the butter.

  4. Step 4:

    Place the butter on top of the dough, making sure it only covers two-thirds of it.

  5. Step 5:

    Fold the third of the dough that's not covered by the butter over the butter-covered dough. Fold the opposite third back onto the dough like a book, layering the dough and the butter.

  6. Step 6:

    Roll the butter and dough layers with a rolling pin to press them down. Cover and chill in the refrigerator for 15 minutes.

  7. Step 7:

    Take the dough butter mix out of the fridge, place the short end towards you and roll out the dough into a rectangular shape, approximately 15mm thick. Repeat the folding process, cover with cling-film and chill in the refrigerator for 15 minutes.

  8. Step 8:

    Repeat the folding and chilling process two more times so that you have rolled and folded 4 times. Wrap loosely in cling film and chill in the fridge for a couple of hours or overnight. Roll out the chilled dough to a large rectangle around 36x48cm.

  9. Step 9:

    Cut the dough into 12 x 12cm squares.

  10. Step 10:

    Arrange a row of chocolate orange segments along one edge of each piece of dough and roll the dough over forming a sausage.

  11. Step 11:

    Place the pain au chocolat on a baking sheet lined with greaseproof paper. Cover with oiled cling film or a damp tea towel and leave to prove for 1 hour.

  12. Step 12:

    Preheat the oven to 220°C (fan 200°C, gas mark 7). Bake the pain au chocolat for 20-25  minutes until risen and golden. Serve warm


  • For the pain au chocolat

    • 500g Allinson's Strong White Bread Flour
    • 1 tsp Salt
    • 7g Allinson's Easy Bake Yeast
    • 75g Billington's Unrefined Golden Granulated Sugar
    • 270ml Water
    • 350g Butter
    • 1-2 Terry's chocolate orange (freeze for 4 hours)

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