Chocolate Loaf

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.


Yuri said...

hi cocoa, your chocolate loaf looks really good. My last attempt didn't turn out well, as the bun was hard. There taste of chocolate wasn't very strong either.

Lee Ping (mrshbt) said...

Dear Cocoa,
You have much success in making soft bread. Thanks for posting. It gives me courage to try again.

Your Hokkaido bread stay soft after 3 days? That is great. I will try again soon after I buy some heavy cream.

I love the bakedecoratingcake link on your blog. It has step by step instruction on how to make a rose from a pastry bag. I will check out your other two links now....

Little Corner of Mine said...

You had your baby already right? (that's why the absence?) How are you doing? I want to see baby pictures leh! Hope you get your energy back soon and CONGRATULATION!!!

Sweetiepie said...

I was trying to make a chocolate bread.Your bread looks delicious and soft.Will try your recipe this weekend.Thnaks for sharing :)