Sunday, March 17, 2013

Chocolate Irish Soda Bread

I wanted something sweet and since it was St. Patrick's Day, this is what I tried. Yummy!

Chocolate Irish Soda Bread
Modified from Baking Bits
2 1/2 cups flour
2 1/2 tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powder
1 1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 cup sugar
1 1/4 cup buttermilk (I used a mixture of 2% and whole because I was almost out and I just added a little (a "little" - almost out there as well!) lemon honestly, I think you would be okay with plain milk here)
1/2 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup mini chocolate chips (I used more like  cup and I used regular sized, but I do think mini would be nice, but regular was what was in the house!)
Preheat oven to 350.  Line a baking sheet with parchment paper
In a large bowl, mix try ingredients (so flour through sugar on list).  Add buttermilk and vanilla and stir until dough comes together.  Add chocolate chips and stir until well mixed.  Dough should be slightly sticky, but if too sticky or too dry add more milk/flour to fix.  I was fine, as is.
Shape dough into a round loaf and put on parchment paper.  Cut an X into the dough (mine didn't turn out so well....). 
Bake for 45 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean (this was enough time for me).  Cool for 15 minutes before slicing.

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