Monday, November 29, 2010

Hot Cocoa Bread-Week 9

I know, I am late. I am sorry. With the Holiday and family gatherings..time just got away from me. I hope you all had a fantastic Thanksgiving! I did, and I am sure I added a few pounds around the waistline as well.



This week I decided to do a quick bread. A few weeks ago I was contacted by Allison from Lake Champlain Chocolates asking if I would be interested in sampling some of their cocoa. It is organic and Fair Trade and would be perfect for any baking that I would be doing. Of course, I would love to try it!! And since this bread only uses cocoa, it would be perfect and I was not disappointed! I will be making this bread in mini loaf form, and will add a chocolate ganache to the top and add some mini marshmallows. My boys loved this so much that they finished the loaf in a day, and it was a big loaf! The recipe warned that it would make a big loaf to use the biggest loaf pan, I used the biggest one I had, and should have split it into 2 loaves. It overflowed from the top and took a little longer to bake.


This week is the first of December which means that we only have 3 more weeks of cookies left! And I need to tell my fellow cookie bakers, that I have not been ignoring your posts. My work place has decided to put a new firewall on our computers..which enables me to comment. I can look all day, but it blocks me to leave a comment. Once I get home for the day, the mommy in me takes over and I don't get alot of time to be online to comment. I mean, what do they expect me to do here?? work?? :)


Now, I have a surprise for you...keep reading on down and you'll see!

Hot Cocoa Bread:

from: Chickens in the Road

1/2 cup cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup butter, softened
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/4 cups cocoa powder
1 1/4 cups buttermilk
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup mini marshmallows

Combine cream cheese, butter, and sugar. Cream with a mixer. Add egg and vanilla. Mix again. Add the cocoa powder and about 1/2 cup of the buttermilk; mix well. Add all the remaining ingredients (except the marshmallows) and stir to combine. Stir in the marshmallows.


Spoon into a greased loaf pan. This makes a large loaf–use your largest loaf pan.
Bake at 350-degrees for one hour.


Storey Publications sent me a copy of this book, A World of Cake to review. It is beautiful! I have to admit, I love a book with pictures...probably, if you don't have pics in the book...I am going to pass it up. The book gives you a world tour in cake form...have you ever wondered how they make the moon cakes that you see on blogland?? The recipe is in the book...funnel cakes?? it's there...name the cake, it is in there! You want a copy??? Just leave me a comment on this post. Tweet it, Facebook it...blog about it, come back and leave me another comment for more chances.

I will draw the winner and announce on This Friday's, December 3rd, cookie post.

18 comments:

VeggieGirl said...

That book sounds fabulous! As does the Hot Cocoa Bread. I would love to own that book.

briarrose said...

Wow....this quick bread looks fabulous. Dark and rich. Yum!

Manu said...

Everybody is soooo busy this time of year! I think everybody understands your miss, but is not a miss, because of this yummy recipe!

Lee Ann said...

I would love to add that book to my collection!!!

Lisa said...

I've heard of hot cocoa bread and it looked so good as does yours. I definitely have this on my "to-make" list, especially with the addition of mini marshmallows. Great pick. That book also sounds like one that I would love to have on my shelf.

Cara said...

I've never heard of Hot Cocoa Bread but it sounds great! and I would love to add that book to my collection too!

Bethie said...

I want both the bread and book!!! I am jealous you get all the free stuff. WAAAAAH!!

Bonnie said...

I know my boys will definately gobble up this bread. I can't wait to make it! awesome recipe...I will definately use 2 bread pans. The cake book looks fantastic, I would love a chance to win it!!

Cindy said...

The bread looks delicious, I can't wait to try it. Thanks for the giveaway!

Trisha said...

The chocolate bread looks yum ... i know my family will gobble it up .... and I love a cook / bake book with pictures too, without pictures its just no fun!

Laura said...

You can never have too many cookbooks...and that one looks greay!

Megan said...

Ohhh nice looking bread. I think I must make!

AND I think that was so mean of your work to do that to you. I mean, geeez. ;) Have them talk to me!

Lake Champion Chocolate Cocoa? That just sounds decedent!

Cattle and Cupcakes said...

I am SO making this hot cocoa bread for dessert tonight!!!

Donna-FFW said...

Sounds like a great cookbook!

Ingrid said...

Now that is one chocolate-y bread. I bet any chocolate lover would be thrilled to get that on their cookie tray.

Amen! If it doesn't have plenty of photos I'm not buying it!Sounds like a cookbook I need to check out.
~ingrid

Tracy said...

That bread looks amazing, April!

Rowie said...

Your cake looks delicious! The cocoa sounds great, and that book looks like so much fun!I wish I had a copy!

Avanika [YumsiliciousBakes] said...

That bread looks rich and moist.. Wish I had a few of those loaves!!

Monday, November 29, 2010

Hot Cocoa Bread-Week 9

I know, I am late. I am sorry. With the Holiday and family gatherings..time just got away from me. I hope you all had a fantastic Thanksgiving! I did, and I am sure I added a few pounds around the waistline as well.



This week I decided to do a quick bread. A few weeks ago I was contacted by Allison from Lake Champlain Chocolates asking if I would be interested in sampling some of their cocoa. It is organic and Fair Trade and would be perfect for any baking that I would be doing. Of course, I would love to try it!! And since this bread only uses cocoa, it would be perfect and I was not disappointed! I will be making this bread in mini loaf form, and will add a chocolate ganache to the top and add some mini marshmallows. My boys loved this so much that they finished the loaf in a day, and it was a big loaf! The recipe warned that it would make a big loaf to use the biggest loaf pan, I used the biggest one I had, and should have split it into 2 loaves. It overflowed from the top and took a little longer to bake.


This week is the first of December which means that we only have 3 more weeks of cookies left! And I need to tell my fellow cookie bakers, that I have not been ignoring your posts. My work place has decided to put a new firewall on our computers..which enables me to comment. I can look all day, but it blocks me to leave a comment. Once I get home for the day, the mommy in me takes over and I don't get alot of time to be online to comment. I mean, what do they expect me to do here?? work?? :)


Now, I have a surprise for you...keep reading on down and you'll see!

Hot Cocoa Bread:

from: Chickens in the Road

1/2 cup cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup butter, softened
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/4 cups cocoa powder
1 1/4 cups buttermilk
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup mini marshmallows

Combine cream cheese, butter, and sugar. Cream with a mixer. Add egg and vanilla. Mix again. Add the cocoa powder and about 1/2 cup of the buttermilk; mix well. Add all the remaining ingredients (except the marshmallows) and stir to combine. Stir in the marshmallows.


Spoon into a greased loaf pan. This makes a large loaf–use your largest loaf pan.
Bake at 350-degrees for one hour.


Storey Publications sent me a copy of this book, A World of Cake to review. It is beautiful! I have to admit, I love a book with pictures...probably, if you don't have pics in the book...I am going to pass it up. The book gives you a world tour in cake form...have you ever wondered how they make the moon cakes that you see on blogland?? The recipe is in the book...funnel cakes?? it's there...name the cake, it is in there! You want a copy??? Just leave me a comment on this post. Tweet it, Facebook it...blog about it, come back and leave me another comment for more chances.

I will draw the winner and announce on This Friday's, December 3rd, cookie post.

18 comments:

VeggieGirl said...

That book sounds fabulous! As does the Hot Cocoa Bread. I would love to own that book.

briarrose said...

Wow....this quick bread looks fabulous. Dark and rich. Yum!

Manu said...

Everybody is soooo busy this time of year! I think everybody understands your miss, but is not a miss, because of this yummy recipe!

Lee Ann said...

I would love to add that book to my collection!!!

Lisa said...

I've heard of hot cocoa bread and it looked so good as does yours. I definitely have this on my "to-make" list, especially with the addition of mini marshmallows. Great pick. That book also sounds like one that I would love to have on my shelf.

Cara said...

I've never heard of Hot Cocoa Bread but it sounds great! and I would love to add that book to my collection too!

Bethie said...

I want both the bread and book!!! I am jealous you get all the free stuff. WAAAAAH!!

Bonnie said...

I know my boys will definately gobble up this bread. I can't wait to make it! awesome recipe...I will definately use 2 bread pans. The cake book looks fantastic, I would love a chance to win it!!

Cindy said...

The bread looks delicious, I can't wait to try it. Thanks for the giveaway!

Trisha said...

The chocolate bread looks yum ... i know my family will gobble it up .... and I love a cook / bake book with pictures too, without pictures its just no fun!

Laura said...

You can never have too many cookbooks...and that one looks greay!

Megan said...

Ohhh nice looking bread. I think I must make!

AND I think that was so mean of your work to do that to you. I mean, geeez. ;) Have them talk to me!

Lake Champion Chocolate Cocoa? That just sounds decedent!

Cattle and Cupcakes said...

I am SO making this hot cocoa bread for dessert tonight!!!

Donna-FFW said...

Sounds like a great cookbook!

Ingrid said...

Now that is one chocolate-y bread. I bet any chocolate lover would be thrilled to get that on their cookie tray.

Amen! If it doesn't have plenty of photos I'm not buying it!Sounds like a cookbook I need to check out.
~ingrid

Tracy said...

That bread looks amazing, April!

Rowie said...

Your cake looks delicious! The cocoa sounds great, and that book looks like so much fun!I wish I had a copy!

Avanika [YumsiliciousBakes] said...

That bread looks rich and moist.. Wish I had a few of those loaves!!