Rustic Chocolate Loaf Recipe

Rustic Chocolate Loaf Recipe

Do you want to know how to make this delicious rustic chocolate loaf? This quick and easy recipe will only take 5 minutes of prep time. Can be enjoyed sweet or savoury with just a small tweak to the recipe or with your choice of toppings. 

3 1/2 cups of plain flour 
2 tsp salt 
1/2 tsp of yeast 
2 tbsp cocoa powder 
2 cups water 
Generous Handful of 80Noir Ultra Chocolate Beads (I split mine in half) 

For Sweet: 
Just add 2 tbsp of your choice of sugar

You will also need a Dutch oven pot or a large cake tin will work fine. 

Stage 1: 
  • First mix all of the dry ingredients together in a large bowl, including the chocolate beads 
  • Create a well in the middle of the dry mixture and add the water
  • Whisk up until you have a sludgy dough, if you want to get more involved you could use your hands, beware it is sticky
  • Cover and leave to rise in a warm area for 8 hours 

Stage 2: 
  • Preheat the oven to 180 degrees 
  • Flour your surface and tip the dough out onto it, fold over 4 times 
  • Add more sprinkles of flour and fold more if it is still too sticky 
  • Slit the top and place in your pot. 
  • Bake for 30 minutes covered and then 15 minutes uncovered. 

Try to leave it to cool and rest before you have any, but this bread fresh and warm with a bit of butter is delightful!

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