This week I ventured into baking a yeast bread called Chocolate Marble Bread. It has two contrasting flavor and the marbling effect looks so pretty when sliced.
This Chocolate Marble Bread is super simple but the only disadvantage was time consumed to proof the dough before and after shaping.
But, I have no regret it turned great in taste and appearance! Make one today to surprise your family and friends..
CHOCOLATE MARBLE BREAD
Serves : 10
2 1/2 cup all purpose or bread flour
2 tsp instant yeast
1/2 tsp salt
3 tablespoon sugar
1 cup milk removed 2 tablespoon
3 tablespoon butter
2 tablespoon cocoa powder
1-2 tablespoon hot water
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.
Divide dough into 2, add cocoa powder and hot water little by little. Add this to one part while the other half, leave it plain.
Place the dough in 2 lightly oiled bowl, cover and let rise until it doubles for 1 hour or more.
Transfer dough to the work surface, punch it down, divide each dough into 2.
.Roll out each dough into 5 in diameter circle about 1/4 in thick.
Stack each dough layer by layer starting with plain dough and the last one is chocolate dough.
Flatten the dough lightly, roll into a log.
Place onto loaf pan, leave to rise until doubled for 1 hour or more.
Preheat the oven @ 190 C. Bake until golden brown fir 25 minutes.
Transfer onto rack to cool.