Chocolate Chocochip Bread

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I believe I deserve a pat on the back for discovering this dish. It is a chocolate bread with chocochips and raisins and the perfect way to bridge the gap between my need to bake yeast breads and the family’s need to eat sweet. I will be honest here – I am never satisfied with baking muffins or cookies. Though they taste good they don’t give me the satisfaction of having made an effort. Bread makes you work for it and rewards you beautifully for your labour. Totally worth it, if you ask me.

Why I like this bread?

Firstly, it was fun baking a yeast chocolate bread. It is a first time for me and definitely not the last. This chocolate bread has a mild sweet taste that can be enhanced with a Nutella or jam of your choice. If you are not much of a sweet person, like me, you can simply have this chocolate bread with a swipe of butter and enjoy the little pockets of chocochip and raisins along with the butter. It works for nearly everyone. Do try!

For other chocolate recipes check out Classic chocolate cake, Layered chocolate cake and Quinoa chocolate mug brownie

For other loaf pan breads, check out Pullman loaf, Spelt flour & spinach loaf and Jamaican hard dough bread

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Recipe adapted from ‘The New Artisan Bread in 5 minutes a Day’

Makes one 8″ loaf

WHAT WE NEED

390 gms All purpose flour

85 gms Cocoa powder

100 gms Sugar

10 gms Salt

5 gms Instant yeast

85 gms Oil

270 gms Lukewarm water

60 gms Choco chips

25 gms Raisins

Sugar for sprinkling on top

 

WHAT TO DO

  • In a large bowl, add the flour, cocoa powder, sugar, salt, yeast and oil
  • Add water and mix into a shaggy dough
  • Fold in the choco chips and raisins and knead to a smooth dough
  • Cover and set aside till the dough doubles, around 90 minutes
  • You can refrigerate the dough at this point for upto a week
  • Grease an 8*4 loaf tin generously
  • Transfer the dough to a floured surface and shape it into a ball by stretching the surface of the dough to the bottom on all four sides
  • Stretch the dough to an oval shape the length of the loaf pan and drop it in
  • Set aside covered and let it double, around 1 hour
  • Preheat the oven to 220C
  • Brush some butter on top of the loaf and sprinkle sugar
  • Bake at 175C for 50 minutes or till the loaf set form when pressed on top
  • Take out the bread from the pan and cool completely, around 90 minutes
  • Slice and serve with butter, jam or spread of your choice
  • Enjoy!

NOTES

  1. If you don’t want to add raisins, you can replace it with choco chips or candied fruit or tutti fruiti

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17 Comments Add yours

  1. Pretty loaf there sowmya! I remember bakin a chocolate yeast bread for a bake-a-Thon, I bet these must be yumm, with a blob of butter!!

  2. I actually had planned to make a chocolate bread using David Laebovitch’s recipe, however it didn’t happen as planned. Love the addition of chocolate chips and raisins, makes it even the more delicious…

  3. A big kudos for this discovery… And such a lovely way to introduce chocolate flavour in bread.. Loving this concept..

  4. Kalyani says:

    Yeast based chocolate breads are so moist isn’t it ? I love that this is eggless, Sowmya! Will try to make it after this bakeathon.

  5. Pavani says:

    Oh my that chocolate yeast bread has a beautiful crumb, so soft and absolutely stunning. Love the addition of raisins in there.

  6. If my daughter sees this, she would ask me to bake it immediately. Looks like a super fun way to include chocolate in breads.

  7. Priya Suresh says:

    Do i need to say how much i would like to bake this alluring chocolate loaded bread, anything with chocolate makes me drool. And this bread r’ocks Smwya.

  8. Nalini says:

    Such an interesting and inviting loaf.

  9. Annapurnaz says:

    Now a pat on your back Sowmya 🙂 Definitely this bread makes you a deserving candidate for a pat. Kiddies will be very happy to have this chocolate bread

  10. Sharmila says:

    Sowmiya, all your bread recipes are just awesome!! I have even bookmarked this too.

  11. Srivalli says:

    Girl, I will give you more than a pat and would ask for this for myself. This seriously looks out of the world and I am surely making it…simply stunning!

  12. Suma Gandlur says:

    Chocolate and raisin studded bread sounds like one appealing to all ages.

  13. Varada says:

    Chocolate in bread! What a great idea! I have to try this sometime soon. Everyone at home prefers bread to muffins and cakes so this is a perfect combination of the two.

  14. Renu Agrawal Dongre says:

    Loved this bread. Chocolaty bread would be a hit with the kids.

  15. i dont usually think of chocolate with yeast breads but this bread has such a awesome texture and crumb

  16. Veena Krishnakumar says:

    I always wanted to bake a chocolate bread. This looks too good. I am going to book mark this and try this soon

  17. Pavani says:

    Simply love this chocolate bread, it looks so moist and perfectly baked. Bookmarked it.

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