The chocolate bun from chowtimes really caught my attention for some reasons. I really wanted to bake some bun but due to the time constraint, I don't think I am up to the challenge right now so I turn this into a chocolate loaf.
I reduced the sugar from the original recipe since this is loaf that I probably will eat it with some jam and kaya, I don't want the loaf to be too sweet. The loaf turn out very soft and fluffy. I was quite surprise with the results as I was not convince that regular bread flour can produce a soft and fluffy loaf. But this loaf does give me a whole new perspective on bread flour.
The only downside on this loaf I think is lack of chocolate flavor. I was expecting a richer chocolate taste. I was sure because the recipe to call for any salt or because the cocoa powder I used was not fresh? ( the powder has been sitting in my pantry for a year ) what do you think huh? Maybe adding some chocolate essence will do the trick huh? Anyway.. I am definitely up for experiment again next time with the same recipe and make it a chocolate bun some day.
my adapted version:
- 1 cup warm milk
- 1 egg
- 1/4 cup butter, softened
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
- 3 cups bread flour
- 1/4 cup sugar ( original recipe 1/2 cup)
- 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 2 1/2 tsp active dry yeast
- Put all ingredients into the bread machine according to your machine manual
- Select Sweet function, 2lb loaf with light crust
- Start the machine.