Chocolate Chip Bread…Pure Bliss

Chocolate Chip BreadHave you ever baked anything with chocolate chips that doesn’t also contain sugar? Probably not, right? How about a loaf of bread with no eggs? Well guess what my friends? I’ve got it right here for you! This is one of the easiest bread recipes that you’ll ever make. Minimal ingredients and as simple as can be.

I have a friend who was so afraid to make this because she had a “fear of using yeast”! You know what? She now makes this almost as much as I do! It’s the best!

This recipe makes 2 big round loaves! With the holidays approaching, (hooray!) give the other as a gift…if your family will let you! I bet you will add this to your list of faves, too!

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Chocolate Chip Bread
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CHOCOLATE CHIP BREAD

Servings 2 Loaves
Author Debbie

Ingredients

  • 4 cups flour, (white bread flour or all-purpose),plus extra for dusting
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil, not extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 1/2 ounces yeast, (2 envelopes)
  • About 1 1/2 cups warm water, amount varies depending on the moisture in the air)
  • 7 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. In large bowl, mix the flour with the salt, olive oil and yeast, until combined.
  2. Slowly add the warm water and mix with a wooden spoon until all ingredients are fully incorporated.
  3. Tip the dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Knead for about 5+ minutes.
  4. Return dough to the bowl. Let rest in a draft free spot (uncovered) for 1 hour.

  5. Line a baking sheet with foil or parchment paper.
  6. Divide the dough evenly into 2 pieces.
  7. Press down one piece of dough into a disc of 1" in thickness.
  8. Using half the chocolate chips (the other half will be for the second loaf), start sprinkling some evenly and press them down gently.

    Chocolate Chip Bread
  9. Fold over one "flap." Add more chips to the area "un-chocolated!"
  10. Repeat, by folding over a couple times and pressing in more chocolate, pinching the dough to close any open seams.
  11. Shape the dough into a ball like shape and flatten to a 1 1/2" thickness.

  12. Dust, by sprinkling heavily with flour. With a sharp knife, score lines diagonally on top and crosswise to create diamond shapes.
    Chocolate Chip Bread
  13. Place on prepared baking sheet. Repeat Steps 7-12 with other loaf..
  14. Let loaves rest again, uncovered for an hour.
  15. Preheat oven to 400℉. Bake the bread for 20-25 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack to cool.

Recipe Notes

Gr8 Tips:
  • I have used milk chocolate chips and mini chocolate chips. They all create the same yummy results.
  • Be sure to use a sharp non-serrated knife when creating the diamond line pattern on top.
Gr8 Gift Idea:
  • When the loaves have cooled, wrap in parchment paper or brown kraft paper, tie with string and you have a Gr8 Gift for a friend! OR, wrap in a new, colorful dish towel, this also makes a beautiful gift!

Chocolate Chip Bread

4 COMMENTS

  1. Brenda Perlin | 20th Sep 15

    Thank you Anna for this delicious surprise. Still thinking about it… and YOU!!!

    • Anna | 20th Sep 15

      So happy you enjoyed it, Brenda. We all appreciate that you are such a Gr8 Friend!

  2. Claudia Kerns | 21st Sep 15

    This is great!! I’m in. I’m not a baker but will definitely give this a try. Thank you!!!

    • Debbie | 21st Sep 15

      Hi Lon! You won’t believe how such a delicious loaf of bread has no added sugar or egg! The only liquids are a little bit of olive oil and water! Let us know when you make it! We’d love to see the beauties fresh from the oven! Thanks for all of your Gr8 support!

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