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Just a hint of chocolate, eh? (BBB January 2014)

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BBB: Let's Get Baking summary: recipe for Chocolate Prune Rolls; to knead or not to knead; a Bread Baking Babes project; submission for YeastSpotting and BYOB; (click on images to see larger views and more photos)

Bread Baking Babes (BBB) January 2014

Do you love rich dark chocolate? Then this bread is for you!

chocolate prune bread Last month we made bread that was called cake. This month we were to make cake that is called bread. When I first heard about the January BBB recipe, I was really excited. I couldn’t wait.

But then, after several days of Christmas and New Year’s excesses (ahem), I confess I suddenly wasn’t really thrilled about making something so sweet. But our fearless host for this month cast my worries aside with her enthusiasm about the recipe she chose for us to make.

[I]t is wonderful, a very nice bread with just a hint of chocolate

-Jamie, in email to the BBBs

So I got out my ingredients and plunged ahead to make a lovely slightly soft chestnut brown dough.

Hmmmm…. Just a hint of chocolate, Jamie? The bread I made was (I wonder if I miscalculated about the weight of the cocoa….) REALLY chocolatey.

It was good, but really chocolatey – in looks, aroma and flavour. (continue reading )

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