Chocolate loaf

    3 hours 15 min

    This is a fantastic bread machine recipe for a chocolate-flavoured loaf that isn't too sweet. It's especially nice toasted, and kids will love it spread with peanut butter! Be sure to use unsweetened cocoa powder and not a drinking chocolate mix.

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    Serves: 12 

    • 45g unsweetened cocoa powder
    • 125ml boiling water
    • 2 1/2 teaspoons dried active baking yeast
    • 2 teaspoons caster sugar
    • 125ml warm water (45 degrees C)
    • 410g bread flour
    • 125g caster sugar
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
    • 1 egg
    • 1 egg yolk

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:3hr  ›  Ready in:3hr15min 

    1. In a small bowl, dissolve cocoa powder in boiling water.
    2. In a separate bowl, dissolve yeast and 2 teaspoons sugar in warm water. Let stand until creamy, about 10 minutes.
    3. Place cocoa mixture, yeast mixture, bread flour, remaining caster sugar, salt, vegetable oil and egg in bread machine. Select basic Bread cycle; press Start.
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    This is easy to make and has a good flavour and texture. It also freezes well. As has been mentioned it is yummy with Nutella!  -  30 Dec 2013


    Kids enjoyed this bread with home made nutella spread and they love it! Thank you very much for this recipe.  -  17 Feb 2013


    I didn't bother with dissolving the cocoa and the yeast, just put everything in the pan according to manufacturer's directions (for my machine, liquid, flour, then yeast on top). My one complaint is that even though it rose nicely, it didn't expand to touch both ends of my rectangular pan. Be sure to scrape the sides and corners of the pan, especially if you have a rectangular pan.  -  28 Feb 2002  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)

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