Breaking Bread, 2021



2 ½  cups all-purpose flour

2 TBSP strong cocoa

½ cup chopped bittersweet chocolate

2 tsp sugar

1 tsp salt

1 ½ tsp instant yeast


2 – 2 ½ cups warm water (stir and watch until you make a wet dough)

Cover with a tea towel and leave to rise for 1 ½ hours

Generously butter a loaf pan.

Gently scoop the risen dough into buttered loaf pan.

Do not cover, and let rest to rise again for 30 minutes.

Preheat oven to 425 F.

Bake for 15 minutes at 425 F.

Turn the heat down to 375 F, and bake for another 20 minutes.

Remove from the oven, and pop the bread out of the pan to cool for at least 10 minutes before cutting into it!

This is wonderful bread with cream cheese, butter, drizzled with honey, jam, etc.