Tuesday, March 8, 2016

CHOCOLATE MONKEY BREAD #BREADBAKERS

 

   For this month’s Bread Bakers , the theme given by Shireen was Cocoa / coca. When I was searching for the bread with cocoa , I came across this chocolate monkey bread  in King Arthur Flour. I immediately decided to make this for my sister and Co – Blogger  Anu’s birthday celebration.



 Chocolate is everyone’s favorite. Bread made with the use of chocolate will be liked by everyone.

I have used semi-sweet chocolate chips and cocoa powder in the bread . Cocoa powder alone can be used by increasing the sugar.

 Requirements :

Dough :
3 cup all purpose flour
2 ½ tsp Instant yeast
1 ½ cup luke warm water
1 ¼ tsp salt
¼ cup sugar
2 tbs vanilla extract ( optional )
6 tbs unsalted butter at room temperature
¼ cup dry milk powder
½ cup mashed potato
Coating :
5 tbs Melted butter
Chocolate Filling :
½ cup chocolate chips / semisweet chocolate
½ cup sugar
¼ cup Cadburys cocoa powder
2 tbs all purpose flour
Method :

In a mixing bowl , add  and mix together the flour , dry milk powder salt ,  sugar , mashed potato  and yeast .
To this add in the butter and the luke warm water and mix well with a wooden spatula.
Knead with the hand for about 10 minutes .
Over the bowl with cling wrap and let it for double , it takes about two hours.

Chocolate filling :

  Combine all the ingredients under the list and blend together .

 I added this blended chocolate mix with 5 tbs butter and heated on double boiler .

Shaping of bread :
As the dough has risen , punch the dough and divide into equal sized small dough balls.
Take a tube pan / Bundt pan , pour the chocolate filling little at the bottom . chocolate chips can be sprinkled.

Dip each dough ball in the remaining chocolate  filling and arrange in the pan.
I arranged two layers , not more than that.

Pour the remaining chocolate filling in the pan . let it for second rise if needed .

 I baked immediately as I can’t wait .
Bake in the preheated oven @ 180* C for about 30 to 35 minutes.

Take the pan out of the oven and let it cool for 15 minutes and demould.

Chocolate monkey bread is ready to serve.

Note :

I didn’t use vanilla essence for the dough , as we like the chocolate flavor.

Adjust the level of sugar according to the taste according to the bitterness of chocolate chips used .


I added the melted butter to the chocolate mix and used . You can roll each dough ball in the melted butter and toss in the chocolate mix.


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    15 comments:

    1. I'd love to pull off one of those chunks and eat it right now.

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    2. I made monkey bread for the first time last month. It is soooo good, I can just imagine how wonderful it would be made with chocolate.

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    3. I would sure be diving in for a piece of that bread! I'm sure it didn't last long.

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    4. Wow! This monkey bread looks absolutely delicious with the chocolate! Thanks for participating in this event!

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    5. I love monkey breads and yours sure looks superb!

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    6. monkey bread with the addition of potato in the dough looks fab!

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    7. Wow. This looks like the best monkey bread ever!

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    8. This looks incredible!! I've never made monkey bread. I need to remedy that.

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    9. What an amazing monkey bread. Looks so irrestitible.

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    10. I nearly baked a monkey bread as I've not baked one as yet. The bread looks delicious. I love the idea of adding mashed potato to the dough.

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    11. The colors and bake on this bread is irresistible. Wish I could reach out and pull out a piece for me!!

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    12. monkey bread always holds a special place in my heart - several years ago I was doing a volunteer trip in Minnesota and the host family made this for breakfast one day - I had never had it and fell in love and she wrote out the recipe for me - I still have her hand written card these 15 years later and always remember her fondly whenever I have monkey bread. so thanks for reminding me of her yet again and your version looks great

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      1. It was great to hear Mireille , that my bread made you remember a pleasant memory of yours.........

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