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Thursday, September 19, 2013

Africa is Famous for Coffee and Chocolate: Quick Double-Chocolate Bread

Africa is famous for coffee and chocolate

Delicious Quick Double-Chocolate Bread is an easy one-bowl recipe.  Infused with dark roasted coffee Double-Chocolate Bread is rich, moist and delicious.

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Cocoa has always grown in many parts of the African tropics. The cacao-tree grows wild in the forests of tropical regions but is also one of the tender trees of tropical growth. Africa produces well over 65% of the world’s cocoa.



Quick Double-Chocolate Bread

Ingredients:
Quick Double-Chocolate Bread
2 tablespoon of unsalted butter
1/3 a cup of granulated sugar
½ cup chocolate chips (optional)
1 large egg
¼ a teaspoon of salt
1 cup of hot strong coffee
1 package yeast
¼ teaspoon of extract cinnamon
½ a cup of cocoa
3 ½ to 4 cups of flour

Directions:

Mix in order given, having dough as soft as can be handled, turn onto kneading surface, roll into a square about an inch in thickness, sprinkle on one-half cup of chocolate chips, fold the sides to meet the center, then each end to center, and fold again. Roll as at first, using another one-half cup chocolate chips, fold, and roll and fold again. Place in a bowl which is set in pan of warm water, let raise forty minutes. Shape, place in pan, let rise until doubled in size. Bake fifteen to twenty minutes. As you take from oven, brush the top with white of one egg beaten with one-half cup confectioners' sugar. Let stand five minutes. Then they are ready to serve.

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