Monday, July 30, 2012

Chocolate Swirl Biscuits

Chocolate swirl biscuits

Make these in the morning. You’ll be glad you did.

I was flipping through some of my cookbooks the other day and became mesmerized by a recipe for these biscuits from the book Deep Dark Chocolate. It’s filled with decadent recipes using dark chocolate. And with a title like that I would normally go for something all chocolate, super rich and fudgy. And I almost always pick a recipe accompanied by a photo. I’m very visual and like to see what I’m in for before hand. This one didn’t have a photo with it, but it still captivated me.

Swirled chocolate in a biscuit.

I’m all in.

These are pretty quick to make. You can have one in your tummy in no time.

Chopping Chocolate

Chopped dark chocolate.

Get it. Get it good.

Flour and butter

Beginnings of the biscuits.

Flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and buttah.

Working dough

Stir in some milk and the dough will start to come together.

Biscuit Dough

Flour your work surface and hands and form the sticky dough into a ball that you can then start to flatten and roll.


Roll into a rectangular shape.


Spread some softened butter on top.


Sprinkle with a bit of sugar.

Dark Chocolate

And a little chocolate. Just a little. ; )

Rolling up biscuits

And roll it up all jelly roll style for chocolaty swirls.

Cutting biscuit dough

Then cut the roll into equal sections.

Biscuits about to bake

Like so. Maybe smaller chocolate chunks would have made my swirls more distinct.

That’s ok. I’m good with over-the-top chocolate.

Chocolate filled biscuits

Umm… yeah. Totally fine with that.

Eat them warm from the oven.

Chocolate Swirl Biscuits

Warm with a little melted butter. Yes, please.


A yummy way to start the day.

Chocolate Morning Biscuits


2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
5 Tablespoons cold unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
3/4 cup whole milk

3 tablespoons butter, softened
2 tablespoons sugar
4 ounces dark chocolate, finely chopped

Topping (optional)
1 large egg yolk
1 tablespoon whole milk
sugar for sprinkling

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees and line baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • In a medium bowl whisk flour, sugar, baking powder and salt until blended.
  • Using fingers or a pastry blender, work butter into the dry ingredients until crumbly.
  • Add milk and stir with a fork until a loose, sticky dough forms.
  • Turn dough out on a floured work surface. Flour your hands and form dough into a ball. Then gently knead it several times (8-10).
  • Flour surface and hands more as necessary and use a floured rolling pin to roll the dough into a 13X11 inch rectangle.
  • Position the long side of the dough in front of you.
  • For the filling, spread softened butter over surface of dough. Sprinkle with sugar and cover with chopped chocolate.
  • Roll the dough up in a jelly roll fashion and cut the roll into 10-12 equal sections.
  • Place cut sections on parchment covered baking sheet about 2 inches apart.
  • Add topping if desired. Mix egg yolk and milk together and brush on tops. Then sprinkle with sugar.
  • Bake for about 18 minutes or until biscuits are golden and puffed up.
  • Serve warm with butter.

Recipe from Deep Dark Chocolate with permission from Chronicle Books.

Chocolate Swirl Biscuits

Enjoy and have a good morning!

Abby S said...

Oooooh yummo. Can’t go wrong with anything that involves the “Nectar of the gods”
I love your blog and you have inspired me to try different things with my life. Thanks so much!!

July 30, 2012 01:06 AM
Caitlyn said...

Oh. My. Gosh. This looks like an amped up version of a cinnamon roll. But better! :)

July 30, 2012 01:14 AM
Laura said...

Oh yum :9

July 30, 2012 01:19 AM
Sheila S. said...

Can’t wait to try this! Yuuummmy!

July 30, 2012 01:21 AM
ellev said...


July 30, 2012 01:31 AM
Heather said...

…And this is why I can’t lose any weight! ;) Wow, these look outrageously amazing! Also, they look like something I may actually be able to accomplish! Thanks for sharing! :)

July 30, 2012 01:40 AM
Lauren K said...

Oh my. Those look fantastic.

July 30, 2012 01:54 AM
Brittany said...

Yuuuuuuum! Oh gosh I want these in my tummy RIGHT NOW!

July 30, 2012 02:06 AM
Lydia Grace said...

Oh YUM I think we call these scones or pinwheel buns in NZ. They look so delicious it’s making me hungry!

July 30, 2012 02:10 AM
Kelly C. said...

I have to make these. Thank you.

July 30, 2012 02:13 AM
kitchen essence said...

yum! like a cinnamon swirl, without the cinnamon…

July 30, 2012 02:14 AM
CRoberson said...

Sounds so good. I wonder if it will taste just as good with.semi sweet chocolate…..hmmm :)

July 30, 2012 02:19 AM
CRoberson said...

I wonder if it’ll taste just as good with semi sweet chocolate….mmm :)

July 30, 2012 02:20 AM
I'm At Home Baking said...

Wow, they look soo delicious!!

July 30, 2012 02:38 AM
Cindy C said...

These look *dangerously* good!

July 30, 2012 02:45 AM
Malin said...

Oh my, that looks way better than the eggs and sandwhiches I just ate… I think I know what I’m going to make for lunch ;)

July 30, 2012 03:44 AM
Leonie said...

I WILL BAKE THESE RIGHT NOW!! Good that it’s morning here already… :-)

July 30, 2012 04:00 AM
Kezia said...

Wow, this is certainly the kind of thing that my family would love! Yummy!!

July 30, 2012 04:17 AM
RKF2 said...

OHHHHH my god! i have a thousand bars of dark chocolate stashed under my pillows! been too guilty to eat em alone!! bakerella i love you! I. Love. YOU!:D

July 30, 2012 04:42 AM
Sally said...

Apparently a little dark chocolate is good for your health, what an easy and yummy looking breakfast!

July 30, 2012 04:43 AM
ThisBakerGirlBlogs said...

Oh my ….. they looks incredible!

July 30, 2012 05:08 AM
Blog is the New Black said...

Must have!

July 30, 2012 05:31 AM
Anisa said...

Now that’s a way to start a boring monday morning :D :D
Definitly gonna make some this week!!

July 30, 2012 05:36 AM
Patyices said...


July 30, 2012 05:45 AM
Christine said...

Oh, those look so good. Chocolate in a biscuit. Yum.

July 30, 2012 06:06 AM
Beth said...

I will have to remember these. :)

July 30, 2012 06:16 AM
Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar said...

Oh boy…these are just plain exciting!

July 30, 2012 06:19 AM
Marjo said...

Yummy! Have to make these today =)

July 30, 2012 06:32 AM
mindy1 said...

All I have to say is OMNOMNOM :D

July 30, 2012 06:47 AM
Janine ( said...

TheSe look sinful! I love these as an alternative to cinnamon buns for the chocoholic!

July 30, 2012 06:49 AM
31 said...

Definately inspirde to try this…

July 30, 2012 07:25 AM
Deborah said...

Well of course these look like something I will love and WILL make! Also will go take a look at that cookbook that the recipe comes from cause I”m thinking I must MUST have that for sure! Thanks so much!!!! Deborah

July 30, 2012 07:28 AM
Lauren at Keep It Sweet said...

You are right, these do look amazing! I also almost always pick the recipe with the photo.

July 30, 2012 08:08 AM
nancy k. said...

Oh my goodness… a real excuse to have dessert for breakfast. These buns look amazing and beyond yummy. Thanks for sharing

July 30, 2012 08:25 AM
JolleenTheGraffitiedGardenia said...

Amazing! These are added to my must bake list.

July 30, 2012 08:28 AM
petra k said...

My kids loved to make these

July 30, 2012 08:50 AM
Rita said...

Mmm! Thank you ;) I make biscuits several mornings a week; why have I never thought to add chocolate???

July 30, 2012 08:52 AM
Angel said...

ughhhh, I should never come here when I’m hungry. But do I ever learn? NOPE.

July 30, 2012 08:58 AM
Jamie said...

Oh wow, these look absolutely fantastic! What I would give to have one right now!

July 30, 2012 09:03 AM
Seanna Lea said...

That might be even better with orange butter or orange zest mixed with the chocolate and butter. Yup, I love chocolate and orange together!

July 30, 2012 09:04 AM
sue @ cakeballs, cookies and more said...

great, now I am craving this and no where near a kitchen!

July 30, 2012 09:07 AM
Madeleine said...

Mmm…these would make a great breakfast OR dessert! Yum!

July 30, 2012 09:15 AM
Cali @ said...

These look amazing. The baby is addicted to chocolate and would love these. (The baby is 3 before you get “bad mom” vibes lol). I wonder what they would taste like with a little bit of peanut butter, or biscoff spead sprinkled in there….yumm ;). I love this website.

July 30, 2012 09:28 AM
Aimee said...

and all I’m eating is yogurt..can’t wait for saturday..

July 30, 2012 10:00 AM
marla said...

Oh Yes Please!!! A dozen for me pleeeease :)

July 30, 2012 10:02 AM
Gaylynne said...

What a good recipe for the sleepover crowd – the teens should love these! Can’t wait to give it a try!

July 30, 2012 10:08 AM
Eat 2gather said...

OK these look fabulous!

July 30, 2012 10:23 AM
FictionsFactsFractiousness said...

These look like scones and cookies in one mouthful. Yum. Definitely want this for breakfast with milk :)

July 30, 2012 10:31 AM
Shay @ Whine Less, Breathe More said...

I cannot make these. If I make these, I will eat every single on of them in record time. And my hips will hate me and protest their hate by doubling in size. I can’t.

July 30, 2012 10:36 AM
Annie @ Annie's Noms said...

Oh dear, I fear the diet’s just gone out the window, I need to make and eat these now!

July 30, 2012 11:19 AM
SimplyBakes said...

omygosh.. i thought they were chocolate swirl buns at first.. who would have thought they were biscuits? I AM SOO INSPIRED!! Definitely bookmarking it yoooo!:)))))

July 30, 2012 11:28 AM
Mercedes@Satisfy My Sweet Tooth said...

Wow, just when I didn’t think anything could be better than cinnamon rolls! These look incredible!

July 30, 2012 11:30 AM
Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust said...

WOW. Like a cinnamon roll. ONLY BETTER.

July 30, 2012 11:32 AM
Muddy Kinzer said...

These look amazing! I can’t wait to try them!!

July 30, 2012 11:41 AM
Stoich91 said...

Thank God I do not have dark chocolate in the house. Good morning America, these look delicious!

July 30, 2012 11:42 AM
Chrish said...

Whoa! There’s some serious deliciousness going on here!

July 30, 2012 11:52 AM
Colette said...

Biscuit + chocolate = love

July 30, 2012 12:05 PM
Bobbins & Balms said...

these look so YUM and easy to make, i cant wait to make these, thankyou

July 30, 2012 12:24 PM
Katie B. of said...

These look scrumptious! Unfortunately, with 105F+ temperatures here, baking must wait. As soon as it cools off, I’m going to give these a go!

July 30, 2012 12:31 PM
Wanda said...

As soon as I saw this recipe I knew I had to make it. And did make it! They are amazing, perfect for any time of the day. Thanks for the post, you made my breakfast super yummy! ;)

July 30, 2012 01:02 PM
Laura said...

I don’t like chocolate in my bread-y things (pancakes, scones, muffins, and rolls) but I bet this would taste amazing with cinnamon or toffee bits. I am a fan of the no rise time!

July 30, 2012 01:16 PM
Heather@Kids in the Sink said...

These look delicious! I am a serious dark chocolate lover and a big fan of breakfasts that could double as desserts!

July 30, 2012 01:29 PM
bridget {bake at 350} said...

Oh. My. Word. Can I just eat these for every meal for the rest of my life? These look like perfection.

July 30, 2012 01:35 PM
Freda said...

A little chocolate!!! Oh, my word, there was more chocolate then dough! LOL I loved it! It’s too darn bad I am a diabetic now because I’d make these every Sunday and eat all of them, maybe I’d give two to my husband, maybe! LOL

July 30, 2012 02:34 PM
Tasha Z said...

You had me @ Chocolate! Amazing stuff!

July 30, 2012 03:07 PM
Sarah, The Petite Gourmet said...


You must be secretly conspiring to destroy my healthy eating habits. But my goodness, I love your baking.

These chocolate biscuits, plus you’re delicious recipe for black bottom banana cupcakes (which I ate as muffins), make my mornings so much better. :)

July 30, 2012 03:17 PM
Grace V. said...

Hmm…would milk chocolate work?

July 30, 2012 03:41 PM
Jill said...

Wow. These look perfect!!!!!

July 30, 2012 04:49 PM
mikky said...

Oh man do these look good and I want to take a bite out of that book cover too. Why do you tease us with so many yummy treats it is torture hahaha….


July 30, 2012 05:02 PM
Shannon said...

It’s almost like making biscuits & chocolate gravy, but you get to skip a step. Love it!

July 30, 2012 05:04 PM
Emily @ AVerySweetLife said...

Wow! Those sound and look fantastic! I will definitely be trying those. I bet they’d be good with cinnamon too!

July 30, 2012 06:14 PM
Emily @ ItBakeMeHappy said...

Oh I think I need these now!

July 30, 2012 07:15 PM
Pennie D. said...

It has chocolate. Count me in to make these. YUM…

July 30, 2012 08:12 PM
Eileen Vallado said...

My mouth watered when I saw this. I must make!

July 30, 2012 08:16 PM
isadora said...

perfect and divine! love it!

July 30, 2012 08:23 PM
Mary said...

Love ANYTHING chocolate!

July 30, 2012 08:26 PM
Droppinglikepies said...

These look amazing! I will have to try these! Thanks for sharing!!

July 30, 2012 08:43 PM
Devy said...

This looks amazing I can’t wait to try :)

July 30, 2012 09:31 PM
Agos said...

Looks good! I’ve made rolls like these a couple times, but with yeasted dough. They were pretty awesome.

July 30, 2012 09:38 PM
Carla @ Carla's Confections said...

I can’t think of a better way to start the day!!! I can’t wait to make these :)

July 31, 2012 12:34 AM
Christine Witt (Brush Dance) said...

Mmm…and I just read on Twitter (so it has to be true!) that women release more endorphins after eating chocolate than after kissing. So, really, these are pretty good for us!

July 31, 2012 01:00 AM
Dixie said...

Yum! Who needs cinnamon rolls when you have over-the-top-chocolatey rolls!

July 31, 2012 03:03 AM
Wendy said...

Happy 2nd BIrthday :)

July 31, 2012 05:11 AM
Lea said...

Wow… There’s nothing more i can say…

July 31, 2012 07:55 AM
Mom said...

Happy 2nd Birthday!!! 20 years ago today you received a precious gift. Thank you to all organ donors around the world.

July 31, 2012 09:00 AM
Suzanne said...

Yum, who could resist those chocolate biscuits? They are a site to behold. Happy 2nd birthday so glad you are still around to enjoy life and all it has to offer!

July 31, 2012 11:52 AM
buttercreamlove said...

Would I be able to use semi-sweet chocolate instead? Or perhaps even mix some of the semi-sweet with the dark chocolate?

July 31, 2012 01:33 PM
Fatima said...

YUMM! Now I am craving something bitter an chocolate….do you have a recipe for croissants? :)

July 31, 2012 05:04 PM
Carol said...

these look amazing! would they still work if I used the pillsbury pizza crust dough, instead of homemade dough?

July 31, 2012 08:00 PM
dervla @ The Curator said...

Ahhhhh! Decadent and delicious looking. Must make.

August 1, 2012 12:09 AM
Amanda said...

This post literally made me groooooan with pleasure… if only I could get up early enough to actually bake something before work!!!

August 1, 2012 12:45 AM
Maria @ All Things Luxurious said...

Oh, my gosh — these seriously look amazing! Thank you for sharing, they are beautiful! :-)

August 1, 2012 10:46 AM
Bacongal said...

Oh these look amazing. I will try them this week! And thankyou Bakerella for always crediting sources. That’s a practice that has been lost by some in the world of blogging.

August 1, 2012 03:09 PM
Lauren said...

Oh My! I love that I have all these ingredients in my kitchen right now. These are being made tonight.

August 1, 2012 06:20 PM
Renae said...

How do you think white chocolate would work?

August 2, 2012 12:57 AM
Nikki @ Tikkido said...

Oh my goodness. Dark chocolate, combined with the buttery, flaky, salty goodness of a biscuit? Diet be damned, I have to make these!

August 2, 2012 01:34 AM
Karen @ Sugartown Sweets said...

Chocolate Swirl Biscuits~Yum!..add butter~Oh My!

August 2, 2012 01:16 PM
sindy cruz said...

They look so deliciosos… iam going to make them soon.. cant wait

August 2, 2012 01:42 PM
Katheleen said...

Dejame decirte que son muy buenas estas galletas! El mismo dia que publicaste la receta las hice. En mi casa dicen que les falta azucar pero para mi fue de lo mejor cuando las saque del horno y me las comi! Felicitaciones… Saludos desde Venezuela

August 2, 2012 07:47 PM
Spencer said...

Looks absolutely delicious! I would so love to try some. Reminds me of the wonderful pastries I ate in France.

August 2, 2012 08:30 PM
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