Hey ya’ll! I’m glad you liked my breakfast post yesterday. Breakfast truly is a magical time. No joke.
Today I thought I’d share with you my other bread recipe, for Chocolate Cherry bread. I cannot stress to you enough how delicious toast or french toast is with this bread. ohemmgee it’s amazing. So you’ll have to make it and try it for yourself!
Once again, I wish I had a photo of the inside of the bread or a slice, but I didn’t get to eat any this time as they were for a bake sale. : / I’ll have to make more soon.
Cherry Chocolate Bread
Makes 2 loaves
4 cups white bread flour
2 teaspoons salt
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 package active dry yeast
1/4-1/2 cup warm water
1 can cherries, drained, rinsed, and chopped
7 oz chocolate chips
Place the flour, salt, oil, yeast, cherries, and chocolate chips in your mixer, and mix with the paddle until all incorporated.
Slowly start adding the water, and halfway through switch to the bread hook. I only used about 1/4 cup of water for mine, you don’t want the dough to be sticky, you want it to just come together.
Once you’re done adding the water, mix on medium speed for five minutes. Then, cover with a towel and let rest for an hour. (In a warm place!)
I wish I had more pictures to show you. sigh. I need to stop being so lazy.
Once it has rested an hour, divide it into two equal pieces, and shape it into rounds. Take a large baking sheet and cover it in parchment paper, and either spray with nonstick spray, or sprinkle a tablespoon or two of cornmeal on the parchment. Place the dough rounds on the pan, and sprinkle with flour using a sifter. Make an X on top with a serrated knife. Let rest for an hour.
Preheat your oven to 400 degrees F, and bake for about 25-30 minutes until golden brown. Let cool on a wire rack.
Then dig in! This bread is amazing all the time, but it’s even better warm. I’m drooling just thinking about it.
If you want some tips about baking bread, check out my last bread post.
Fun question of the day: What is something you’re looking forward to this month? I went to Trader Joes and Whole Foods today, something I always look forward too, as it’s an hour and a half away from me! I bought tons of yummy stuff I can’t wait to eat!