Costco was selling Kitchen Aid 9L Food Processors for $99 each. Kitchen Aid wouldn’t be my first choice in food processors, but since it was on sale, I decided to finally get one. I’ve wanted to get a food processor for a while – it’s quite a versatile machine and I’ll hopefully be using it to try out different recipes like salsas, soups, pizza dough and bread!
I decided to make the Chocolate Cornets that “Cooking with Dog” made on Youtube. Chocolate Cornets are similar to Cannolis, except it’s made out of soft bread and filled with a chocolate pastry cream. I had to make the moulds for the bread first before starting this recipe:
Use a square piece of paper to make the cone moulds.
Must have yeast for bread making. There’s no milk in the bread recipe, instead, it calls for milk powder. Coffee-mate was the closest thing I had to milk powder in the pantry.
The yeast and dry ingredients are mixed with water and a little bit of beaten egg. (The recipe can be found on the Cooking with Dog Youtube channel.)
Attach the dough blade to the food processor.
The dough was a bit too dry so it actually broke up into little pieces when i first started. I added some water to moisten the dough and it turned out fine afterwards.
Once the dough ball is formed, I put it on the counter for an hour to let it rise. You can tell when it has finished rising by poking a hole in the middle of the dough. If it’s ready, the hole will not close back up.
Flatten out the dough and let all the air out. Split into 5 even pieces.
Rolling out the dough into a log. Because it’s cone shaped, the log should be skinnier on one end so that it can wrap around the cone moulds evenly.
Once that’s done, the cones need to sit for another 15-20 minutes for a second rising. Then they get put in the oven!
In the meantime, I made the chocolate pastry cream:
The Pastry Cream starts off with eggs and sugar. Then flour, corn starch and milk is added in. After that, transfer the mixture onto the stove and heat it up until it coagulates.
Once the cream is thickened, add butter and some chocolate to make it smooth and shiny.
I only had this chocolate in my pantry. It’s probably better to use milk chocolate.
Cones are done! I didn’t have any egg yolks so I actually brushed them with egg whites instead. This is why they didn’t come out golden brown.
Pipe in the chocolate pastry cream and it’s done!
This was a lot of work but a lot of fun to make and the end product was really good! I’m going to be making more bread from now on, now that I have the food processor handy. I’ve tried making bread by hand before, but I wasn’t very good at kneading, so it always turned out very hard. This came out really nicely, despite the dull color.
Thanks for reading!