This chocolate bread doesn't taste sweet. It tastes savory, and is good with cream cheese!

Bowen

Recipe Summary

Servings:
24
Yield:
2 loaves
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Ingredients

24
Original recipe yields 24 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Combine flour, salt, yeast, sugar, cocoa, sunflower oil, and water in a large bowl. Stir everything with a wooden spoon until you have a soft dough.

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  • Place the dough on a lightly floured surface. Knead for five minutes, until smooth and elastic.

  • Divide the dough in half, and roll each half into a ball. Place both on a baking sheet. Cut crisscross designs in the tops, and cover with a kitchen towel. Let rise until double in size.

  • Bake at 425 degrees F (220 degrees C) for 35 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

145 calories; protein 4.7g 10% DV; carbohydrates 28.8g 9% DV; fat 1.5g 2% DV; cholesterolmg; sodium 195.2mg 8% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (19)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
06/23/2003
The first time I made it I followed the recipe and it seemed like it was missing something. I increased the sugar and added vanilla extract and served it with strawberry cream cheese. It was excellent. Read More
(23)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
12/02/2003
Like the other reviewers I was looking to make this recipe into something it isn't: sweet. I added about a cup more sugar than the recipe called for and the bread still wasn't sweet. It seems like such a good idea--a yeast bread with chocolate baked right in. It works with peanut butter. I guess I'll have to keep trying. Read More
(7)
19 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 6
  • 4 star values: 8
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 4 stars
06/23/2003
The first time I made it I followed the recipe and it seemed like it was missing something. I increased the sugar and added vanilla extract and served it with strawberry cream cheese. It was excellent. Read More
(23)
Rating: 5 stars
11/23/2010
The bread is perfect just the way it is! Savory and rich chocolate. It isn' t not a sweet bread. If you want brownies make them! Read More
(19)
Rating: 5 stars
06/01/2005
This was delicious! I couldn't stop eating it! I did change it around a little by putting in two tablespoons of molassas. It was perfectly sweet. It's nothing like cake...it's bread so you can't expect it to be oozing with flavour. Definitely a new favourite! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/19/2012
Years back I had a savory chocolate bread in a fancy restaurant in Mexico. I was tickled to find this and with a few tweaks it was pretty close. I added 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon & 1/2 teaspoon mild chili powder. I also reduced the salt to 1 1/2 teaspoons. This was so darned easy and went well with a pot of beef stew. BTW if you are looking for a dessert bread....this is not it..... nor is it supposed to be. Thanks so much for sharing Bowen. Read More
(14)
Rating: 4 stars
06/23/2003
this bread had the texture colour and chocolate flavour that i wanted but could really really use some more sugar. because I have a sweet tooth and love chocolate i'm definitely going to double the amout of sugar next time i make it to suit my own taste buds. great recipe! oh yeah i forgot there was waay too much salt. half it Read More
(9)
Rating: 4 stars
01/08/2007
Though I have yet to make this I love the idea the recipe conveys- a real chocolate flavour. Chocolate is not supposed to be sweet but rather rich. To heighten that appeal switch the sugar with some molassas and honey and add 70-75% dark chocolate (semi-sweet or unsweetened will do fine). If you prefer it sweeter after that mi a bit of cocoa with some honey and cream cheese and use as a spread. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
12/01/2003
Like the other reviewers I was looking to make this recipe into something it isn't: sweet. I added about a cup more sugar than the recipe called for and the bread still wasn't sweet. It seems like such a good idea--a yeast bread with chocolate baked right in. It works with peanut butter. I guess I'll have to keep trying. Read More
(7)
Rating: 4 stars
06/28/2010
This is similar to the bread served in a few steak house chains and Outback. I made a few small modifications. I used half white whole wheat flour and half AP and replaced the sugar with honey. I may add a bit of Mexican cinnamon and even some cayenne powder the next time I make it. Thanks for sharing. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
01/06/2003
Sorry this recipe just wasn't my cup of tea so to say. I even doubled the sugar. Read More
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