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Chocolate Bread Recipe

Chocolate Bread

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

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Original recipe makes 2 loaves Change Servings


  1. 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.
  2. Place the dough on a lightly floured surface. Knead for five minutes, until smooth and elastic.
  3. 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.
  4. Bake at 425 degrees F (220 degrees C) for 35 minutes.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jun 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.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Dec 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.


14 Ratings

Nov 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!

Jun 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's bread, so you can't expect it to be oozing with flavour. Definitely a new favourite!

Mar 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.

Jun 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

Jan 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.

Jan 06, 2003

Sorry, this recipe just wasn't my cup of tea, so to say. I even doubled the sugar.


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  • Calories
  • 145 kcal
  • 7%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 28.8 g
  • 9%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 1.5 g
  • 2%
  • Fiber
  • 1.8 g
  • 7%
  • Protein
  • 4.7 g
  • 9%
  • Sodium
  • 195 mg
  • 8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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