Chocolate Yeast Bread Recipe

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Chocolate Yeast Bread
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  1. Chocolate Bread Starter: Dissolve yeast in water for 10 minutes; stir in flour until completely mixed; cover loosely and leave to proof at room temperature 6 hours.
  2. Chocolate Yeast Bread: Stir and thoroughly mix flour, cocoa, 1/3 cup sugar, yeast, water and 1/4 cup Chocolate Bread Starter (save the remainder for another use); let rest 15 minutes.
  3. Scrape dough onto floured work surface and knead in salt and butter; knead until smooth and elastic, about 10 minutes; knead in chopped chocolate thoroughly.
  4. Place dough in lightly oiled bowl and cover with plastic wrap; let rise until doubled, about 1 1/2 hours; leaving dough in bowl, fold dough into thirds as if folding a letter for an envelope, recover with plastic wrap; let rest 30 minutes.
  5. Butter two 7 x3 x2 loaf pans and coat with remaining 2 T granulated sugar; divide dough in half and then divide each half into 4 even pieces; roll and form each piece of dough into a tight ball; place four pieces, smooth side up, side-by-side in each loaf pan; cover tightly with plastic wrap and let rise at room temperature until doubled, about 2 hours.
  6. Preheat oven to 375°; combine egg yolk and cream and brush on loaves; sprinkle with turbinado sugar; place in oven, reduce temperature to 350° and bake for 40-45 minutes or until loaves have a slightly hollow sound when tapped on the bottom.
  7. Let rest in loaf pans for 5 minutes before removing to wire rack.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 494.78 Kcal (2072 kJ)
Calories from fat 84.05 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9.34g 14%
Cholesterol 47.01mg 16%
Sodium 560.62mg 23%
Potassium 184.21mg 4%
Total Carbs 91.34g 30%
Sugars 26.38g 106%
Dietary Fiber 2.97g 12%
Protein 12.22g 24%
Iron 3mg 16%
Calcium 47.8mg 5%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 278.68 Kcal (1167 kJ)
Calories from fat 47.34 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5.26g 14%
Cholesterol 26.48mg 16%
Sodium 315.76mg 23%
Potassium 103.75mg 4%
Total Carbs 51.44g 30%
Sugars 14.86g 106%
Dietary Fiber 1.67g 12%
Protein 6.88g 24%
Iron 1.7mg 16%
Calcium 26.9mg 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 10.1
  • 13

Good Points

  • saturated fat free

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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