I hope your cookie baking is just about finished and you can turn your attention to other things. I don’t know about you, but the last thing I want to do is think about on a holiday is making a big breakfast. What if this Chocolate Cranberry Quick Bread is stashed in the freezer waiting to add to the festive feeling? Continue reading
Chocolate Orange Raisin Bread – A Favorite Homemade Bread
Perfecting this Chocolate Orange Raisin Bread was exhilarating for me. I have been fascinated with chocolate bread for more years than I care to remember. Almost every recipe I read mentioned the denseness of the bread. Every chocolate bread I made was dense. In fact, I have a Chocolate Cherry Bread on my blog that is also dense. Good, but dense. There had to be a way to lighten up the dough and make a moist, light and flavorful loaf.
I was reminded of this quest when I saw a Chocolate Bread recipe by David Lebovitz. Again, he mentioned the dense word. After giving the problem some thought I came up with the answer – and it was right in front of me all the time – a sponge. Continue reading
Chocolate Cherry Bread combines two foods I love – chocolate and bread. So combining them seemed a natural. I can’t remember when I first tasted Chocolate Cherry Bread but it is among my favorite breads. Besides how can cocoa, melted chocolate and chocolate chunks all in one bread be anything by super.
Cocoa is a natural and here I have combined it with melted chocolate and chocolate chunks for the greatet depth of chocolate flavor.
This Chocolate Cherry Bread freezes well and is great as a hostess gift. This bread, because of the chocolate in it, can be a slow riser and I often use my proofer to help it along. Try this once and I can assure you fear of bread baking will be in the past – at least I hope so. Continue reading