This Chocolate Swirl Bread surprised my family and friends, it tastes so good. Don't be intimidated by the process of making the yeast bread, it's surprisingly easy if you follow the basic steps.
If you have to choose a perfect time of the day to eat Chocolate Swirl Bread, it's probably snack time - time when you come home from school or work and your mom/wife prepares something warm and sweet to revive your fatigued day.
For smoother spreadable filling, I strongly suggested that you use icing sugar but this time had used castor sugar since that was available in my pantry. If you're pressed for time, opt for ready made chocolate spread for the filling.
CHOCOLATE SWIRL BREAD
Serves : 10
2 1/2 cup all purpose flour
2 tsp instant yeast
1/2 tsp salt
3 tablespoon sugar
1 cup milk removed 2 tablespoon
3 tablespoon butter
4 tablespoon butter softened
1/4 cup icing sugar
2 tablespoon cocoa powder
METHOD FOR CHOCOLATE FILLING
Beat butter and sugar until well mixed. Mix in the cocoa powder, stir until well incorporated.
Whisk together flour, yeast. salt and sugar in a mixing bowl.
Place milk and butter in a small pot, cook until butter is melted. Remove and cool until warm.
Add milk mixture to the flour. By hand or using electric mixer, beat with low speed until the flour mixture is moistened. Increase the speed to medium, scraping down the sides of the bowl until the dough is smooth.
Transfer the dough to a lightly floured surface, knead until elastic for 2 minutes.
Place the dough in the same mixing bowl, cover and let rise until it doubles for 1 hour or more.
Transfer dough to the work surface, punch it down, return to the bowl, cover and let rest for 10 minutes.
Roll out dough into 10 x 14 in rectangle. Spread with chocolate filling leaving 1/2 in border on each side.
Starting from the short side, roll the dough into a log.
Cut the log in half length wise. Pinch together one end, braid the halves over each other to create a large twist. Pinch the ends together.
Carefully transfer into loaf pan, the filling should be facing up and exposed. Let sit and covered for 1 hour.
Preheat oven @ 190 C, bake until golden for 25-30 minutes. Let cool in pan for 5 minutes, transfer onto rack to cool.
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