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Roti pisang coklat (banana and chocolate bread) is most definitely among the top three most popular and beloved bread in Indonesia. Even after the coming and going of many bread trends, this humble bread just chill and relax, assured in its position, even most newcomer bakeries are forced to offer this in their many varieties of bread just to appease the market. For a richer mouthfeel experience, some offer shredded cheddar cheese along with the standard banana and chocolate, but I think for the ultimate indulgence, cream cheese is definitely the way to go. If you are watching your weight, feel free to skip the cream cheese and just use banana and chocolate.
Saba Banana or Cavendish/Regular Eating Banana
Generally, we use saba banana (Indonesian: pisang kepok) for the filling, but you can also use regular cavenish/eating banana such as Dole from most groceries. Choose the ones that are ripe but still firm, this way the banana is already sweet but the firmness makes shaping the bread rolls easier. I use half a banana per bread roll and I think it is enough, if you prefer a more filling bread, use one banana, but you may want to reduce the amount of bread rolls from 20 to 12-16 (depends of the size of your bananas).
Simple Bread Rolls Shape
You can shape your bread rolls however you want. This time, I simply place the filling at the center of the bread dough, then fold each of the two edges over the top of the filling, making sure the two edges overlap. Pinch the two edges together to ensure the filling doesn’t leak out during baking.
Storing Leftover Bread Rolls
If you can finish the bread in 3 days, you don’t even need to refrigerate the breads. Otherwise, I usually place leftovers in an air-tight container and reheat in microwave for 10-15 seconds and they are soft and fluffy again just like out from the oven.
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