30 min.


15 min.


German Breakfast Pastry

If you want to pamper your sweetheart on a Sunday morning with a cozy and delicious breakfast, just bake these German breakfast pastry chocolate croissants.


This delightful German pastry also make a great fit for afternoon coffee or any time from morning to afternoon. These sweet biscuits with chocolate fillings are always a great choice and easy to make.

Step-by-Step Video



German Chocolate Crescent Rolls

This German breakfast pastry is filled with chocolate and makes the perfect little treat not only for a Sunday brunch.
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Course: Pastry
Cuisine: German
Keyword: German Breakfast Pastry
Servings: 12 Crescent Rolls
Calories: 269kcal
Author: Angela Schofield


  • 4 cups flour
  • 2 ¼ tsp. dry yeast
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 6 tbsp. butter soft
  • 1 cup milk lukewarm
  • 1 egg
  • 1 bar of your favorite chocolate


  • To a large bowl, add flour, yeast, salt, and sugar and mix well.
  • Cut the soft butter into pieces.
  • Add the butter, the egg and the lukewarm milk to the bowl.
  • Knead to a smooth dough.
  • Cover with a clean kitchen towel.
  • Fill a larger bowl with warm water and place the bowl with the yeast dough into the water.
  • Let rise for about 1 hour.
  • In the meantime, cover a baking sheet with baking paper and cut the chocolate bar into 12 equal sized pieces.
  • Knead the dough briefly on a lightly floured work surface for a couple of minutes.
  • Roll the dough out to a round shape of about 1/2-inch thickness.
  • Cut the dough into 12 equal triangles.
  • Place one piece of chocolate on each triangle and roll up to a crescent.
  • Place the crescents on the baking sheet.
  • Crack the egg into a small bowl and mix well, then brush the crescents with the egg wash.
  • Allow to rise for 15 minutes while heating the oven to 400F.
  • Bake for about 10-15 minutes until golden brown.
  • Let cool completely and dust with powdered sugar.


The crescents will keep fresh for about 2-3 days.


Calories: 269kcal | Carbohydrates: 42g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 31mg | Sodium: 148mg | Potassium: 92mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 235IU | Calcium: 33mg | Iron: 2.1mg
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Serving Tip:


Dust with powdered sugar. This will give you a wonderful presentation of these delightful German pastries.