Chocolate Wassant @ 'Da Li Shi' Bun

I first came across this chocolate wassant bread was 3 years ago but till today I still not knowing where this bread is originated. Some said it's from Japan ! Not many bread shops selling it here though. It looks pretty much like a croissant but it is NOT! This is a very low yeasted bread and yet very soft and delicious. I've found some readymade chocolate paste at the store some time ago and wait no more to give it ago......FINALLY !

So, here's the recipe.
Ingredients :
Starter Dough :
225gm   all purpose flour
1 tspn    yeast
100ml    water
(combine all ingredients to form a soft dough and let to rest for an hour or till double in size)

Main Dough :
225gm  all purpose flour
100gm  sugar
1 egg
60ml   water
70gm  butter
1 tspn  salt

*500gm   homemade chocolate paste, flatten into 6" square
(will try to post a homemade ones)

Method :
(1) once the starter dough is ready, tear into pieces and add into main ingredients.
(2) combine all ingredients and mix to form a soft dough then let to rest for an hour or till double in size.
(3) place dough to a slightly floured working table and knead till smooth, the dough should be very soft, so must handle with care.
(4) then roll out flat slightly bigger than the chocolate paste.
(5) place in chocolate paste and wrap dough over the paste till totally sealed.
(6) again roll wrapped dough into 9x13" size and fold into 3 and roll flat again, like making a pastry dough.
(7) repeat one more time and finally roll into 12x16", then cut into triangle shape (size as desired).
(8) roll each up like a swiss roll then place them to baking tray, again let to rest for 30-40 mins.
(9) brush on egg glaze then bake at preheated oven 180-185'C for about 20 mins or till brown.

I made the shape looking much like a croissant where you don't need to. It looks nice even if shorter.

This is such a mouthwatering product where ever it came from.....surely irresistible. I bet you won't want to miss this out. Enjoy & have fun !
I'm sending this to Wild Yeast @ Yeastspotting.


  1. This looks lovely. I Would love to try this sometime. I just so much wish if you could send it to my event..thanks for sharing.
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  2. Original esta delicia la masa espectacular me encanta,abrazos hugs,hugs.

  3. These look really cool with all the layers!

  4. Oh wow...that's SO beautiful! Love all the layers. I bet I can eat a few :D Looks like a lot of work to me. Kristy, I really like your baking! I'm waiting for you to open a bakery! Hope you have a wonderful weekend.

  5. Your baking skills never cease to amaze me, Kristy. These look absolutely amazing! I love the swirl patterns you get with the chocolate =) Have a nice weekend!

  6. Its so tempting n the layers are just perfect
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  7. Don't even know where to begin. Layers of delight!

  8. Oh wow, so many layers! Love chocolate wassant bread, yummy! Should really try this since my kids love this too....looking forward to your chocolate paste recipe. :)

  9. Nice!!!! Great looking bet it taste even better

  10. These look really fantastic ! It must be very yummy with that generous chocolate paste you've added ! I'll have tea or coffee with some of that please ?! :D

  11. Those layers really neat ! Can't tell is made from all-purpose flour. Nice bake!

  12. Yes, I can see the deliciousness in the multi layers of this bun! Lovely!

  13. Bookmarked, Kristy! Love the layers of choco.

  14. Just looking at this is making me hungry!

  15. This is definitely a masterpiece! Looks a lot like a chocolate marbled croissant!

  16. Hi Kristy, I think these could possibly be my wife's last supper! They look amazing, brilliant photos too.

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  17. Seriously I'm speechless. Looks so tempting my stomach is growling! If only I have a quarter of your talent!

  18. I know i've missed several of your posts, so i thot better come here and read your wassant bread first cos i see you hv a few wassant breads coming up. never heard of this wassant bread.But i see very beautiful layers on the interior. sounds like somthing like a baked pau, guess this must be really good!

  19. Thanks for sharing this recipe. I made these a while back and they were an instant favourite. They didn't quite look as awesome as yours but it is the taste that really counts. Happy baking!

  20. Looks really yummy. I should give this a try soon. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

  21. Kristy,
    I made this last weekend. It was very good! Thanks so much for the chocolate paste recipe and the dough recipe. Even though there are many steps, but the instructions are simple and clear. I love it!

  22. Passionate About Baking,

    Thanks so much for your lovely comment. Am glad you liking it too. My kids are so craving for it and going to make them again soon.


  23. Hi Kristy,
    Please advice, can Cake flour, hongkong flour or top flour replace by plain flour for this recipe?




  24. Hi Irene

    Sorry for the late reply, I was away. Yes, of coz you can replace AP flour to other flour but the result may cause a bit differences. You can still try and experience the fun. Enjoy & have a great time. However, thanks so much for stopping by.


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