This chocolat bread is messy, decadent, and heavenly delicious.
I was watching a show called, “The Best thing I Ever Ate” on Food Network, and Berkshire’s Bread &
Chocolate was being featured as part of their “Messy” best thing episode.
Just looking at the lady eating the bread with her fingers covered with melty chocolate made me almost drool (lol).
So “make my own chocolat bread” got on my to-do list for the weekend.
I wanted to use good quality chocolate for this.
So I went to the rather higher-end grocery store in our neighborhood and found Madecasse chocolate discs.
What the package said was promising, and it turned out that I was very happy with the purchase.
Chocolate is the main player here, so you have to use good quality chocolate.
I tried to put as much chocolate as possible in the dough.
And this was what it looked like before going into the oven.
You can see some chocolate disks are peeking out at some spots.
(The one in the back is cranberry walnut bread.)
Very exciting moment.
Just out of the oven, and looks really good.
This messiness was exactly what I was hoping for!
I usually wait to cut my bread until it cools down, but this one, you don’t want to wait too long.
Slice and taste it when it’s still warm.
Who can resist this, right?!
This turned out to be an awesome breakfast bread.
Who said you can’t have chocolate for breakfast.
For some reason it seemed very appropriate, especially when served with a cup of black coffee.
Chocolat Bread – makes 2
*This is NOT Berkshire’s recipe. Their Bread & Chocolate is sourdough based, and this recipe is NOT.
about 100 ml lukewarm water
1/2~3/4 tablespoon kosher salt
1/2 tablespoon dry yeast
1 cup all purpose flour
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
about 1~2 cups good quality chocolate disks or chips
1 cup boiling water
1. In a tall container combine water, salt, and yeast. Mix well until the salt and yeast dissolve.
2. Add flour. Mix well with a wooden spoon or a hand. The dough should be rather loose.
3. Cover and let rise until doubled for about 2 hours.
4. Refrigerate the dough overnight; easier to form.
5. Divide the dough into two. Roll them flat. Place chocolate chips/discs. Make flat balls.
6. Place a pizza stone in the middle of the oven and a small oven(high temperature)-safe dish on another rack. Preheat the oven to 450F. Wait for 20 minutes.
7. Place the dough on the pizza stone. Pour 1 cup boiling water into the small dish; be careful, the water will splash.
8. Bake for 25~30 minutes.
Have an awesome Sunday everyone!