Chocolate Bread

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Servings: 1 (8x4-inch) loaf

This bread has the texture of a regular loaf of bread but it’s flavored with chocolate. The bread is easy to make but be sure to plan your time because the dough needs time to rest several times.


  • 2 1/2 cups lukewarm water
  • 3/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 tbsp granulated yeast
  • 1 tbsp kosher salt
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 5 1/2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 cups chocolate chips
  • extra butter and sugar for the pan


  1. Place the water, oil, yeast, salt, and sugar in a very large bowl (or bucket). Stir it a few times. Add the flour, cocoa powder and chocolate chips. Mix until there are no lumps of dry flour. Cover the bowl loosely. Leave the mixture to rest for 2 hours at room temperature.
  2. Prepare a 8x4-inch loaf pan with butter and then sprinkle it with sugar. Remove the dough from the bowl and shape it into a round and let it rest for a few minutes. Flatten the dough into a rectangle shape after it’s rested.
  3. Place the dough into the prepared pan, cover it loosely with plastic wrap and leave it to rest for 1 hour and 45 minutes.
  4. Position an oven rack in the middle of the oven. Preheat oven to 350°F. Sprinkle the top of the loaf with sugar and bake it for 45 to 50 minutes. You can check the bread with a thermometer to ensure it’s fully baked. It should read 190-200°F.
  5. Remove the bread from the pan to cool completely before serving.


Recipe source: Artisan Bread in Five

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