It has been a while since I’ve posted anything, so I thought I’d share one of my all time favorite recipes today!! It is a chocolate bread with a bit of the sourdough starter in it!! IT isn’t super sweet, but there are some chunks of chocolate in it that just make this bread delicious!
Chocolate Sourdough Bread
3 cups flour
1/2 cup sugar
1 (.25oz) packet yeast
1/2 cup sourdough starter
1/2 cup good quality cocoa powder
1 cup warm water
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 cup chocolate chips or chocolate chunks
1. Combine your flour, sugar, yeast, starter, cocoa powder, water, salt, vanilla and olive oil in a large bowl. Knead for about 8-10 minutes or until it forms a smooth dough that isn’t sticky. If dough seems too dry, add water 1 tablespoon at a time until it is manageable. If it seems too moist, add flour 1 tablespoon at a time. It is a relatively heavy dough, and should be just slightly elastic when it is ready.
2. Place in a bowl, cover and let rise overnight for for about 10 hours. After this, punch down the dough and knead in the chocolate. Divide dough into three pieces. Shape into either a baguette or a circle, let rise for about 3 hours.
3. When dough is near the end of its rise, preheat your oven to 400 degrees. Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until the bread makes a hollow sound when tapped.
This bread is really delicious eaten straight out of the oven, or toasted with some butter and jam!
Also, this chocolate bread recipe is included in my cookbook (the link is on the right hand side of this page), along with a couple of ideas for serving it!
Have a wonderful day!