Monday, October 14, 2013

Double Chocolate Buttermilk Bread



If you have been reading my blog for any time You know that I have had some issues with baking in the past. I think a lot of it has to do with the fact that when I began my voyage into this whole cooking thing I was more of a "Little bit of this little bit of that" kind of cook. 

Taste.Adjust.Repeat. 

Welllllllll you can't do that with baking. It takes precise measurements and following instructions to the "T". 

Me? Follow instructions? Hmmm not something that I have had a lot of luck with in the past.


I am the kind of person that brings something home from the store, takes all of the pieces out of the box, and tries to put it together on my own. Instructions? We don't need no stinking instructions.

Then when the particular item I am trying to assemble isn't quite coming together correctly....

Where are those stinking instructions?

But I have had some success with my baking endeavors of late and am feeling a bit bold now (uh oh, look out!). 

With it being so close to the holidays Pintrest is flooded, even more so than usual, with baking treasures. I found this recipe there. It originally appeared on Roxana's Home Baking as Chocolate Buttermilk Bread. It looked and sounded soooooo good. 

OK, like I said, I am feeling bold (plus I was in a chocolate mood) so I decided to add even more chocolate in the form of chocolate chips. Hence the double chocolate in the name. 

The finished product did not disappoint! Moist, tangy, chocolaty, what more could you want (except maybe MORE)? 

I think it would be fun to add some mint flavor to the next batch and make some mint chocolate chip bread.....like I said, I am feeling bold!!





Double Chocolate Buttermilk Bread


1 1/2 cup all purpose flour
3/4 cup cocoa powder
3/4 cup sugar
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup milk chocolate chips
1 egg
1 cup buttermilk
1/2 cup Greek yogurt
1/4 cup butter, melted


Heat the oven to 350 F. Grease a 9x5 loaf pan. Set aside.

In a large mixing bowl combine the flour, cocoa powder, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Stir in the chocolate chips, making sure they are coated well with the flour mixture.

In a small bowl, lightly beat the egg. Add the buttermilk, yogurt and melted butter and stir to combine.
Mix the wet ingredients into the dry ones and mix just until combined. Do NOT over mix the batter.

Spoon the batter into the greased loaf pan and bake for 45-50 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean.

Leave the pan to cool slightly on a cooling rack before removing the bread.

Cool completely before slicing it.

ENJOY!!

36 comments:

  1. That sounds so decadent. Chocolate and more chocolate. I don't know anyone that could resist a bread like that.

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  2. I love baking with buttermilk, but would never have thought with chocolate. But this sounds amazing!

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    1. It gives it an interesting tangy flavor with the chocolate.

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  3. Oh that looks delicious!! I've never done a buttermilk bread before. And double chocolate...Yes Please!!

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  4. mmm that sounds and looks amazing thank you for sharing i will have to give this ago :-)

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  5. Oh wow that sounds a-m-azing <3 and definitely just perfect with a glass of milk (and its not often I think that) xx

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  6. That does look delicious. I am not good at following directions when baking either. I mix until it looks right. lol

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  7. I'm not normally a big fan of chocolate, at least not in baking (I know it's weird) but this looks amazing! I will have to try it out. Thanks!

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    1. I don't eat a lot of chocolate, but when I do I want CHOCOLATE hehe.

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  8. Wow, this chocolate bread looks amazing. My mother and my seven-year old son are big chocolate fans and I know they would love this. As a matter of fact, I always joke and say that my Mom's chocolate loving genes bypassed me and went straight down to my son. Lol

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  9. That looks and sounds YUMMY and the addition of mint---YES!! I do not follow instructions very often either-but somehow things seem to come out at least tasting good if not looking that good.

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    1. I have had some seriously epic fails with bread LOL

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  10. My husband LOVES chocolate, I LOVE buttermilk, and we both LOVE bread! It's a win-win situation! Thanks for sharing and I can't wait to try it! :)

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  11. You had me at chocolate. I'm going to try and make this. Not sure if it will come out as good as yours but I'm still willing to try. Thanks for the recipe.

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    1. It is super easy, I am sure you do a great job!

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  12. I think I am similar, I'm a cook who wings it and that is probably why I've never excelled at baking! But this chocolate bread looks worth a go! I'm doing stuff for a bake sale this week so maybe this is what I'll do!

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  13. That sounds amazing. I am a chocaholic so this is right up my alley. I find that baking with buttermilk really adds that extra kick of flavor. I cant wait to try this out.

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    1. Yes, the buttermilk added a great flavor!

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  14. Great recipe. I would have never thought to use buttermilk in combination with chocolate. I will have to give this a try!

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  15. My non baking blogger friend! Lol This looks delicious

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  16. I have a strong love for chocolate when it's done in double or triple the intensity. This bread really sounds amazing!

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  17. I have an addiction to chocolate. I need this bread. NOW

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  18. Oh My Gosh I love Chocolate and that looks delish. I need to make this, thanks for sharing the recipe!

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  19. Oh my gosh I want that whole loaf! I would spread peanut butter on it. :)

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  20. This looks great. Like you, I'm also "a little bit of this and a little bit of that" kind of cook. But I would follow instruction to make this bread. Ha!

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  21. Dang Bobbi! That bread looks ridiculously good, definitely need to try this :)

    Happy Blogging!
    Happy Valley Chow

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    1. Hehe I wanted to keep it all to myself!! But my waistline made me send it home with my kids!

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  22. Yumm.. that loos delicious.. soo moist, too.. LOVE it.. soo gonna try it with the kids this weekend...

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  23. I have some of the ingredients available but still have to go to the store to get the rest. I will definitely try to make this.

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  24. Love the recipe! I could enjoy this with a tall glass of milk! Yum :-)

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  25. Yes! I was looking at this on PInterest and knew I wanted to make it. This will be on the weekend menu

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  26. Upon my realisation with cooking.. Baking is the only thing I am good at - maybe because of my perfectionism nature.. takes me time to make everything perfect. I think in cooking it's not that way that's why I always fail in those area, lol.

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