Had a craving for some nice and soft homemade chocolate bread, found this and thought it looked fantastic, so gave it a try!
Recipe from iloveicookibake 350g bread flour 2 tsp cocoa powder 1 tsp salt 25g castor sugar 1 tsp instant yeast 50g chocolate (70% cocoa), coarsely chopped 80ml milk 15g butter 185m l 1 egg, make up to 185ml with water 1. Put everything into the bread maker. Dry ingredients first. 2. Choose Option 6 - Rice Bread on Panasonic SD-P104, then press start. 3. Press the stop button of the machine 3 minutes before finishing time. 4. Take the bread out, leave to cool inside tin for 5 minutes. 5. Remove bread from tin, cool it until skin temperature before slicing. 6. Eat. Keep leftovers in an airtight container.
I used about 21g of butter by mistake (cut too huge a chunk!) and used hot chocolate powder in place of cocoa powder (didn’t have it). The rests were the same.
Taking it out 3 minutes early was just so the crust wouldn’t get too thick and hard.
The dough was very soft and delicate, but I would not knead it by hand, at all.
As you can see, the bread was quite close-textured. However, it was very soft and the crust just right. Might be the extra 5g of butter or humidity. Anyway, the texture was great.
For this bread, I used 70% dark baking chocolate. I must say the chocolate flavour didn’t quite come through. Perhaps I really should have used cocoa powder instead of hot chocolate powder. Also, using quality baking chocolate should help with the flavour!
Nevertheless, it was still a good loaf, so I am happy 😀