Yield: 6 Servings
|2 ounces||Unsweetened chocolate|
|⅓ cup||Sweet butter|
|1 cup||Warm mashed potatoes (in a pinch, use instant)|
|¼ cup||Rum, brandy or orange juice|
|1 teaspoon||Grated orange peel|
|1½ cup||Unbleached white flour|
|2 teaspoons||Baking powder|
Makes one loaf.
Preheat oven to 350F. Melt the chocolate and butter together. In a mixing bowl beat the eggs until light and thick. Beat in the honey, potatoes, chocolate and butter, rum, vanilla and orange peel.
Sift together the flour, baking powder and salt. Combine with liquid ingredients and fold together, until just mixed. Pour batter into a greased loaf pan and bake 50 to 55 minutes or until the top feels springy. Let it sit in its pan for 10 minutes before removing to cool on a rack.
For a sweeter chocolate bread, use 2 oz. semi-sweet chocolate and ½ cup honey.
The Garden Way Bread Book From the collection of Jim Vorheis