March 5, 2014

double chocolate sourdough bread


double chocolate sourdough loaf | suzyhomemaker.net

This double chocolate sourdough loaf is a great way to use up sourdough starter instead of tossing it. When making a starter, you will discard some of it as you feed it. But instead of just throwing it down the sink, you can use it for other recipes.

Ingredients:

1 1/2 cups flour
1/2 cup cocoa
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
6 Tbsp butter, softened
3/4 cup granulated sugar
2 eggs
1 cup sourdough starter *
~ 1/4 cup chocolate chips

*If you have less than a cup, add enough milk so that starter + milk equals 1 cup

Directions:
  • Preheat oven to 350° F. 
  • Grease 9 x 5-inch loaf pan. 
  • Sift together flour, cocoa, salt, baking powder and baking soda in bowl. 
  • In a large bowl with a mixer on medium speed, mix butter and sugar until creamy. 
  • Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. 
  • Add ~1/3 flour mixture then alternate with ~1/3 sourdough starter. Repeat until both have been used up. 
  • Pour into prepared pan. 
  • Bake for ~14 minutes.** 
  • Sprinkle chocolate chips on top
  • Bake for another 20-25 minutes** or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. 
  • Let cool before serving if you can wait!
**My oven tends to run hot. You may need to add some time to your baking. Also the chocolate chips will sink to the bottom if you add them immediately. 

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