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Chocolate Pinwheel Bread

 Chocolate Pinwheel Bread
This swirled yeast bread is chock-full of chocolate chips. The sweet slices don't need any butter. Keep one loaf for your family and share the other with neighbor. —Dawn Onuffer, Crestview, Florida
32 ServingsPrep: 30 min. + rising Bake: 40 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 1 package (1/4 ounce) active dry yeast
  • 1 cup warm milk (110° to 115°)
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 4 to 4-1/2 cups King Arthur Unbleached Bread Flour
  • FILLING:
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 2 tablespoons baking cocoa
  • 1 cup (6 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 egg, beaten

Directions

  • In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in warm milk. Add the sugar, salt,
  • eggs, cream cheese and 2 cups flour; beat until smooth. Stir in
  • enough remaining flour to form a soft dough.
  • Turn onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about
  • 6-8 minutes. Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease top.
  • Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour.
  • Punch dough down. Turn onto a floured surface; divided in half. Roll
  • each portion into a 12-in. x 8-in. rectangle. In a small bowl, beat

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Chocolate Pinwheel Bread (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • cream cheese, confectioners' sugar and cocoa until smooth. Spread
  • over each rectangle to within 1/2 in. of edges. Sprinkle with
  • chocolate chips. Roll up jelly-roll style, starting with a short
  • side; pinch seam to seal. Place seam side down in two greased 9-in.
  • x 5-in. loaf pans. Cover and let rise until doubled, about 45
  • minutes.
  • Brush tops of loaves with egg. Bake at 350° for 25 minutes. Cover
  • loosely with foil. Bake 15-20 minutes longer or until loaves sound
  • hollow when tapped. Remove from pans to wire racks to cool. Yield: 2
  • loaves (16 slices each).
Nutritional Facts: 1 slice equals 127 calories, 5 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 29 mg cholesterol, 105 mg sodium, 19 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 4 g protein.