Over the holidays, yayanana gave me her old bread machine, so I decided to try it out with a loaf of chocolate bread. It’s not a desserty brownie type thing. It’s more like a normal bread-texture with a cocoa flavor, not too sweet. It’s great warmed up, with a schmear of butter on it.
Next time, though, I think I’d use the “sandwich” setting on my machine, which supposedly makes a bread with a softer crust. The crust on this one was pretty crunchy, and didn’t match the flavor of the bread.
So here’s the recipe for ya!
- 1/2 Tablespoon yeast
- a little less than 2 cups flour (all-purpose, or bread flour)
- 1/3 cup of cocoa
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 1/2 Tablespoon (which is 4 1/2 teaspoons) oil
- 1 egg
- 3/4 cups water
Add everything into the bread machine in the recommended order. For most machines, I think that’s liquids, dry ingredients, then yeast. My machine has a little container for the yeast, and it releases it at the correct moment. Set your machine, and wait until it beeps, “I’m finished!!!”
It’s pretty yummy right out of the machine, but it’s a lot easier to slice once it cools.
Try it out and let me know how you like it!