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Get a great start to your day with a cup of Strong English Breakfast and bring out its lively flavours by pairing it with a pain au chocolat.

You can find delicious, ready to go chocolate-filled-dream-come-true pastries in bakeries up and down the country. If you'd rather take the domestic goddess approach, it’s easy to make delicious pain au chocolat at home with this quick and simple recipe.

Serves24 Pastries
Makes In22 mins


Sheets puff pastry, cut into 12 squares (thaw first if frozen)
1Large egg beaten with 1 tbsp of water (for the glaze)
4100g bars of dark or milk chocolate, each cut lengthways into six pieces


  • Preheat oven to 200C.
  • Line a baking tray with baking paper.
  • Brush the top side of each puff pastry square with egg glaze.
  • Place 1 chocolate stick on the edge of 1 pastry square.
  • Roll up so that the chocolate is nicely wrapped tightly inside the dough. Repeat 23 more times for the remaining squares.
  • Place pastry rolls on the tray with the seam side down.
  • Finally, brush the tops of the pastry rolls with remaining egg glaze.
  • Sprinkle with a little sugar.
  • Bake pastries for about 12 minutes or until golden brown.
  • The pains au chocolate taste nicest when served warm or at room temperature and, of course, when paired with a delicious cup of Strong English Breakfast.