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Triple-Chocolate Quick Bread

 Triple-Chocolate Quick Bread
Every year around this time, I'll make this bread for my family. I've also given it as a homemade gift. It's pretty wrapped in colored foil or put in a tin. —Karen Grimes, Stephens City, Virginia
20 ServingsPrep: 20 min. Bake: 35 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 cups miniature semisweet chocolate chips, divided
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 2/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1-1/2 cups unsweetened applesauce
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2-1/2 cups King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • GLAZE:
  • 1/2 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons half-and-half cream
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Pinch salt

Directions

  • Ina microwave-safe bowl, melt 1 cup chocolate chips; set aside to
  • cool. In a large bowl, cream butter and brown sugar until light and
  • fluffy. Add eggs and cooled chocolate; mix well. Add applesauce and
  • vanilla; set aside. Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda
  • and salt; add to creamed mixture and mix well. Stir in the remaining

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Triple-Chocolate Quick Bread (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • chocolate chips.
  • Spoon into four greased 5-3/4-in. x 3-in. x 2-in. loaf pans. Bake at
  • 350° for 35-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the
  • center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing to wire
  • racks.
  • For glaze, melt chocolate chips and butter in a small heavy saucepan;
  • stir in cream. Remove from the heat; stir in confectioners' sugar,
  • vanilla and salt. Drizzle over warm breads. Cool completely. Yield:
  • 4 mini-loaves.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 slice) equals 243 calories, 11 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 36 mg cholesterol, 273 mg sodium, 35 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 3 g protein.