Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Chocolate Amish Friendship Bread

Chocolate Amish Friendship Bread

This chocolate Amish friendship bread has a lovely dense, cake-like texture and a wonderfully rich chocolate flavor. Plus, it's studded with both milk and semi-sweet chocolate chips. It's truly a chocolate lover's delight!

This recipe is adapted from the Amish Friendship Chocolate Bread recipe that is posted at allrecipes.com:

Chocolate Amish Friendship Bread

1 c Amish friendship bread starter
3 eggs
3/4 c oil
1/2 c milk
1 c sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 c (280g) all-purpose flour
1/4 c (21 g) unsweetened cocoa powder
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1 1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 large box (5.1 oz) instant chocolate pudding mix
1/2 c semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/2 c milk chocolate chips

1. Preheat your oven to 325°.

2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the starter, eggs, oil, milk, sugar, and vanilla extract until everything is well combined.

2. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and pudding mix. Add the starter mixture to the flour mixture and gently stir until the batter just barely comes together. Gently stir in the chocolate chips.

3. Evenly pour the finished batter into a well-greased bundt pan. Place the pan in the oven and bake for 50-60 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the bread comes out clean. Allow the bread to cool in the pan for 10 minutes before turning it out on a wire rack to cool completely.
Notes:
  • This bread improves in both texture and flavor as it ages. So while it's really yummy right out of the oven, it's even better a day or two after you bake it.
  • If you store it wrapped in plastic wrap, this bread will keep fresh for more than a week.
  • This bread also freezes well.
  • You can also bake this bread in two loaf pans instead of a single bundt pan.

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