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Chocolate Yeast Bread

Your family will love this tender loaf of chocolate bread. Slices are excellent when toasted and spread with butter, cream cheese or peanut butter. —Laura Cryts, Derry, New Hampshire
  • Total Time
    Prep: 30 min. + rising Bake: 25 min.
  • Makes
    2 loaves (12 slices each)

Ingredients

  • 4-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup baking cocoa
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 package (1/4 ounce) active dry yeast
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup 2% milk
  • 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • Optional: Baking cocoa and/or confectioners' sugar

Directions

  • In a bowl, combine 1-1/4 cups flour, cocoa, sugar, yeast, salt and baking soda. In a saucepan, heat the water, milk, chocolate chips and butter; stir until chocolate is melted. Cool to 120°-130°. Add to dry ingredients; beat on medium speed for 2 minutes. Add 1/2 cup flour and egg; beat on high for 2 minutes. Stir in enough remaining flour to form a stiff dough.
  • Turn onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, 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 lightly floured surface; divide in half. Shape into loaves. Place in 2 greased 8x4-in. loaf pans. Cover and let rise until doubled, about 1 hour.
  • Bake at 375° until browned, 25-30 minutes. Remove from pans to cool on wire racks. Dust with baking cocoa and/or confectioners' sugar if desired.
Nutrition Facts
1 slice: 124 calories, 3g fat (1g saturated fat), 11mg cholesterol, 125mg sodium, 22g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.

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  • Christiano
    Aug 23, 2020

    Switched it up with Mexican Cocoa & whole milk. Delicioso!

  • Kate
    Apr 19, 2020

    No comment left

  • nanatlh
    Oct 8, 2014

    Delicious bread.