Chocolate bread

Paul Hollywood's chocolate bread studded with chocolate chips makes an unusual teatime treat
By Paul Hollywood
Chocolate bread
  • Rating:
  • Serves: Makes 1 large round loaf
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes plus 2-3 hrs resting
  • Effort: medium

Ingredients

main

  • 500 g strong bread flour
  • 10 g salt
  • 50 g caster sugar
  • 50 g butter
  • 25 g fresh yeast
  • 90 g cocoa powder
  • 50 g dark chocolate, melted in a bowl over simmering water
  • 150 ml milk
  • 150 ml water
  • 90 g chocolate chips

Method

1. In a large bowl, mix together the flour with the salt, sugar, butter, yeast, cocoa powder, melted chocolate, milk and water, mixing well for 5 minutes.

2. Tip the dough out onto a floured surface and knead for 5 minutes, then return the dough back into the bowl to rest for 1 hour.

3. Add the chocolate chips to the dough and mix in well for 3 minutes.

4. Shape the dough into a large ball and place it onto a baking parchment lined baking sheet to rise for 1-2 hours, until light to the touch.

5. Preheat the oven to 200C/gas 6.

6. Slice a cross into the dough ball and bake for 25 minutes. Cool on a wire rack.

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