Chocolate Chip Bread

Tasty bread filled with chocolate chips. They are perfect on their own or cut into slices and spread with butter of jams.

Course Breakfast, Snacks
Cuisine Asian, Western
Prep Time 40 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
rise times for dough 2 hours 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 8
Calories 188 kcal
Author sanna

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour plus one cup reserved
  • 2 and 1/4 tsp active dry yeast
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3 tbsp sugar
  • 2/3 cup warm milk 105-115 F
  • 4 tbsp unsalted butter melted
  • 2 large eggs lightly beaten
  • 1 egg for brushing
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips
  • about 2 tbsp cocoa powder for dusting the bread

Instructions

  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine yeast and warm milk. Let stand for about 5 minutes, or until the mixture is foamy. Add the sugar, melted butter, salt, and eggs. Stir well with a wooden spoon.

  2. Add two cups of flour and stir well until incorporated. The mixture will now be sticky. Sprinkle some of the reserved flour, about 2 tablespoons at a time, stirring well. Once the dough has gathered in the center of the bowl, you can stop adding the flour. Turn the dough on a floured surface.

  3. Knead the dough until it is smooth, elastic and can stretch thinly, about 6-12 minutes. Shape it into ball and place it inside a bowl. Cover it with a clean kitchen towel or plastic wrap. Let it rise for 1 and 1/2 hours, or until the size is doubled.

  4. After rising, gently punch the dough down and briefly knead in the chocolate chips to incorporate. Divide the dough into 4 equal portions and shape each into a ball. Place them on a greased baking tray and cover them loosely with plastic wrap. Let them rise for about an hour, or until the size is doubled.

  5. After rising, preheat oven to 350 F. Brush beaten egg on the buns. You can make designs on the surface of the dough. If you have stencils (mine came with a cookie decorating kit), or basically anything that is used to trace a shape, you can place one on the bun, then sprinkle cocoa powder over it and on some of the surrounding area. Once you remove the stencil, the design will be revealed underneath. 

  6. Bake them for 18-22 minutes, or until the buns are lightly golden.