How to Bake Chocolate Bread

Perfect breakfast bread. Use this recipe as is or add your favorite morning staples like nuts or bananas

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How to Bake Chocolate Bread Recipe
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While starting a yeast culture in my kitchen I found I couldn't wait to have fresh baked bread. As an overnight rise this bread takes less time than it's wild cousin and the chocolate is a nice twist.

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This is most of what you will need to start. The salt and egg are not pictured.

This is most of what you will need to start. The salt and egg are not pictured.

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Warm milk and 1tbsp of sugar Is the perfect environment for our pre-packaged yeasty friends to get to work. Stir and Leave uncovered until milk becomes frothy (15-20 minutes)

Warm milk and 1tbsp of sugar Is the perfect environment for our pre-packaged yeasty friends to get to work. Stir and Leave uncovered until milk becomes frothy (15-20 minutes)

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Chop up the first group of chocolate preparing for melt down

Chop up the first group of chocolate preparing for melt down

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Add chocolate and butter to a small saucepan

Add chocolate and butter to a small saucepan

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I don't have a shnazzy double boiler but I find my funky 60s cookware always come thru in a pinch.

I don't have a shnazzy double boiler but I find my funky 60s cookware always come thru in a pinch.

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Stir butter and chocolate occasionally. When all is melted you should have a nice smooth mixture

Stir butter and chocolate occasionally. When all is melted you should have a nice smooth mixture

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To our frothy milk add the rest of the sugar, egg, salt, and vanilla extract. Next stir in half of the flour and cocoa mix

To our frothy milk add the rest of the sugar, egg, salt, and vanilla extract. Next stir in half of the flour and cocoa mix

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Now stir in your butter chocolate mixture...

Now stir in your butter chocolate mixture...

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...Then the rest of your flour.  Fold until well combined.

...Then the rest of your flour. Fold until well combined.

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Now we wait... The next time you see the batter it will appear to have doubled in size. Because it has. :-)

Now we wait... The next time you see the batter it will appear to have doubled in size. Because it has. :-)

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Cover loosely with a towel or plastic wrap and let set for at least 2hrs in a warm place The top of the refrigerator is where i proof my cultures. The little guy is day one of my sourdough culture.

Cover loosely with a towel or plastic wrap and let set for at least 2hrs in a warm place The top of the refrigerator is where i proof my cultures. The little guy is day one of my sourdough culture.

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More chocolate!   :-)

More chocolate! :-)

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Fold your chocolate into the mixture for 30 seconds. Too much folding will breakdown those cool compounds you spent all night making

Fold your chocolate into the mixture for 30 seconds. Too much folding will breakdown those cool compounds you spent all night making

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Transfer to a greased 9 inch pan and let sit loosely covered for another hour

Transfer to a greased 9 inch pan and let sit loosely covered for another hour

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Ten minutes before you are ready to bake preheat your oven to 350 degrees

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Bake at 350 degrees for 30-40 minutes or until a toothpick can be removed from the center cleanly.

Bake at 350 degrees for 30-40 minutes or until a toothpick can be removed from the center cleanly.

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Remove from pan and let cool. Then you are ready to enjoy. Serve with cream cheese or fresh fruit. It is also moist enough to have all by its lonesome.

Remove from pan and let cool. Then you are ready to enjoy. Serve with cream cheese or fresh fruit. It is also moist enough to have all by its lonesome.

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