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Chocolate Bread Recipe

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Africa is renowned for its rich contributions to the world of coffee and chocolate. The continent's diverse landscapes and favorable climates create ideal conditions for cultivating high-quality coffee beans and cocoa. 

Ethiopia, often considered the birthplace of coffee, boasts a long history of coffee cultivation, with traditional coffee ceremonies being an integral part of its cultural heritage. Meanwhile, West African countries like Côte d'Ivoire and Ghana are major players in the cocoa industry, producing a significant portion of the world's cocoa beans. 

African coffee delights coffee enthusiasts with its distinct flavors, from fruity and floral notes to earthy undertones. In contrast, African cocoa adds depth and complexity to some of the finest chocolates globally, making Africa an indispensable cornerstone in the world of indulgence for coffee and chocolate connoisseurs alike.

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Africa is famous for coffee and chocolate.

In addition to its rich history of coffee and chocolate, Africa's reputation as a prime producer of these beloved commodities continues to grow. Countries like Kenya, Tanzania, and Rwanda have emerged as prominent coffee producers, known for their specialty coffee varieties that capture unique regional characteristics. 

The continent's coffee industry contributes significantly to the global coffee market and provides livelihoods for millions of African farmers and workers along the coffee supply chain. On the chocolate front, African nations are critical in supplying cocoa beans to some of the world's most renowned chocolate brands. 

The expertise of African cocoa farmers and the distinct terroir of cocoa-growing regions contribute to the exceptional quality of cocoa beans, laying the foundation for delectable chocolate creations enjoyed by chocolate enthusiasts worldwide. As African coffee and chocolate gain recognition for their exceptional flavors and ethical sourcing practices, the continent's influence on the global culinary landscape continues to flourish.

By Chic African Culture
African food chocolate and coffee recipe

Chocolate Bread Recipe

This one-bowl recipe for Delicious Chocolate Bread is incredibly easy to make, perfect for anyone who loves chocolate's rich, decadent taste. Infused with dark roasted coffee, this Chocolate Bread is simply divine, with its moist texture and delicious flavor that will leave your taste buds wanting more. Whether you're looking for a sweet treat to enjoy with your morning coffee or a delicious dessert to share with friends, this Chocolate Bread will impress.

Chocolate Bread Recipe

Serves 4 
African food recipe


Ingredients
2 tablespoons 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 of cinnamon
½ a cup of cocoa powder
3 ½ to 4 cups of bread flour

Directions
Mix in the order given, having dough as soft as can be handled, turn onto a kneading surface, roll into a square about an inch thick, 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 half cup of chocolate chips, and roll and fold again. Place in a bowl that is set in a pan of warm water and let rise for forty minutes.

Shape, place in pan, and let rise until doubled in size. Bake for fifteen to twenty minutes. As you take it from the oven, brush the top with the white of one egg beaten with one-half cup of confectioners sugar.

Let it stand for five minutes. Then they are ready to serve.
 
Did you know?
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 percent of the world’s cocoa.

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