From mini chocolate spiced panettone to rum-laced chocolate bread and fruit-filled stollen, festive chocolate breads make ideal holiday gifts.  In honesty, they are a chocolate lover’s gift come true. Chocolate breads are hearty, healthy and full of rich goodness.  And the great part is, these fabulous chocolate gifts can be reheated then served with sweet butter or a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top.

Which Means

that chocolate bread makes the perfect gift any time of year but is especially grand for Christmas. They are easy to make and can be made to suit the occasion or the individual. For instance, you can make the perfect chocolate bread for those who love extra dark chocolate. For simple gifting, create mini loaves that can be effortlessly boxed in festive wrapping or frozen until ready to use. 

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pumpkin bread

Preparation Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease and flour a 9×5 in (23×13 cm) loaf pan. Stir flour, sugar, cinnamon, Greek Yoghurt, baking soda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, pumpkin spices and nutmeg together in a large bowl to combine. Whisk pumpkin, butter, and egg together in a separate bowl. Stir in chocolate chips and chopped […]

Easter bread

Easter bread recipe Normally you need a Kulich baking tin. If you don’t have one you can improvise with other household cans. Panettone paper molds are also possible to use. With the ingredients below you can fill a Kulich tin or 3 small tins of 14oz (400g) (used for peeled tomatoes, sausage, canned vegetables) and […]

Preparation Pre-heat the oven at 425°F (220°C) Line the baking sheet with baking paper Sift the flour in a bowl, add the dry yeast in the middle of the flour, add lukewarm milk, sugar, melted butter and egg Add the salt at the outer side of the bowl(make sure it doesn’t touch the yeast) Beat […]

Chocolate bread

Preparation Step 1 Put the hazelnuts in a plastic bag and  crush them with the rolling pin Mix the flour, yeast, water, butter and salt in the bread machine or by hand during 20 minutes (or with the standing mixer during 10 minutes) Cover the dough with plastic foil and let it rise during 20 […]

Chocolate bread recipe

Preparation Poor all the ingredients (except the chocolate) in the bread machine Start the program for raisin bread After kneading (after the signal) get the dough and the kneading hook out of the machine (don’t interrupt the program) Chop the dough in pieces and knead the chocolate into the dough Bring all dough pieces together […]

Dark Chocolate bread

Preparation Pour in the standing mixer: water, eggs, yeast, sugar, cocoa powder, white flour, wholegrain flour and salt Knead for 3 min on speed 1 Add the butter Knead for 6 min on speed 2 Leave to rise for ½ hour Add the chocolate gems and knead well. Divide in portions of 14oz (400g) Roll up […]

chocolate for Christmas gifts

Preparation In Belgium we celebrate Saint Nicholas on December the 6th, so I will use my gingerbread Saint Nicholas molds Follow the instructions on the package and bake the cookies (yes today is a lazy day, we just use a mix) Melt and temper the Genauva chocolate gems and dip the back of the gingerbread […]

Chocolate Banana Bread

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