Wednesday, April 15, 2015

No Knead Chocolate Batter bread,, Fire up your Oven - Day 13

The 3rd day of No Knead week, i give you a decadent bake. There is no need of any persuasion for me to bake this bread. First it is a no knead bread and secondly it is a chocolate bread. Anything chocolate i don't have to worry about it is in excess, on the other hand i would be in trouble if it is less. Originally i thought of baking it with berries and walnuts along, but my kiddos are a bit picky when it comes to thingssss in there bread.;) yeah they literally pick it out from every slice. So, i avoided adding anything extra except for a bit of peanut butter chips i sprinkled on top of 2 loaves, 3rd one i left it plain. 
I baked the loaf in take-away aluminium foil, instead of one big loaf i baked it as 3 mini loaves. The loaves stay well on the counter for a day, after which i cling-wrapped and refrigerated and warmed the slices for 10 seconds before serving. Serve it as such or slather it with some delicious chocolate spread or sweetened cream cheese, for an out of the world taste!!

Ingredients
2 cups bread flour
1/4 Cup milk powder
1/4 cup cocoa powder
1 tbsp instant yeast
1 & 1/4 Cup warm water
1/2 tsp salt 
1/4 cup Oil 
Handful of peanut butter chips (optional)
2 generous pinches of cinnamon powder or 1 tsp of pure vanilla extract

Dough Additions (Optional, i haven't added any)
1/4 cup mixed berries
1/4 cup chopped walnuts or almonds
Method

  • Take together flour, milk powder, cocoa in a large bowl. Whisk well to combine. To this add instant yeast, salt and cinnamon powder/vanilla extract and mix well.
  • Microwave water in a Coffee Mug for 20 seconds. The liquid should be  hot to touch but not scalding hot. Now keep a spatula ready, add liquid in two batches and mix well. The batter will be thick cake batter, dropping consistency.
  • You can use a loaf pan, but i have used 3 take away alu-foil containers, filled the batter half-way up the containers. Let it rest, covered in a kitchen towel for 30 minutes in a warm place.
  • During last 10 minutes of the rise, preheat the oven to 180C. Sprinkle choco chips on top of the loaves. Bake the loaves for 28-30 minutes.
  • Take it out of the oven, unmould the loaves on to a cooling rack and let it cool completely before slicing. 
  • I served as a snack, a little warm with some chocolate spread on top.

23 comments:

  1. This is goodness in cute lil packages ! Almost looks like a cake Priya ! No knead + chocolate is like heaven !! Bookmarking and loving ur no knead series :))

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  2. Love your no knead bakes.. Very helpful..

    This chocolate bread is awesome and the texture has come out beautifully

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  3. There is another from your kitchen! I wish I was a part of that camp! Amazing looking bread, so chocolaty...

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  4. Now is it a cake or a bread...wow looks so superb Priya..will surely want to bake this soon!

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  5. I love these mini loaves. I have mini aluminum foil loaf pans but bought non stick mini loaf pans few months ago. I am loving baking in these mini pans. It is a perfect size for the two of us.
    You breads are so tempting and specially the ones with choco chips.

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  6. Yup, when chocolate is the star, you never have to worry about excess :-). Great bread Priya

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  7. Those loaves look gorgeous.
    I have tried a similar bread in my bread machine and felt it needed an extra dose of chocolate. Your idea of chocolate spread must be the answer. :)

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  8. I like your no knead breads a lot. Chocolate flavored bread is innovation and sounds delicious.

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  9. Beautiful and tempting! Well baked bread , bookmarking Priya for the same reasons.. No knead and chocolate:))

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  10. so beautifully done Priya...these look very tempting

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  11. my next bread will be this. great share

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  12. No knead breads seems like ur recent favourites..can see loads of no knead bread.. This bread looks damn delicious..

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    1. Thanks for pointing out priya, totally forgot the milk powder part!!! :)

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  13. My LO does not like the thingssss in bakes as well!! So I make 2 batches for the kids!! And this is surely a decadent bread and love the peanut butter chips on top..

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  14. Same both my kids doesn't like thingssss in their bake except tutti frutti..BTW bread looks damn cute and chocolate flavored bread sounds inviting..

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  15. Wow, those chocolate batter bread looks so fluffy & delicious. Bookmarked!!

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  16. Lovely idea of chocolate bread! Even my LO doesn't like any thingsss in her bread/cake :)

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  17. I haven't tried chocolate in breads. This looks like it is loaded with chocolate. My kid would go crazy for this...

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  18. Another wonderfully baked bread, great.

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  19. This is one great looking no knead bread Priya! Love the color of the bread :)

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  20. Love this but the birthday girl has said no chocolate.

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  21. Love this but the birthday girl has said no chocolate.

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Thanks a Lot for taking your time out and Visiting my Kitchen!!!!! Your Valuable Comments keep me going!!! Feel free to ask your doubts , i will definitely try reply you back. Good Day!!!

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