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Chocolate Chip Bread
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4.2 from 5 votes

CHOCOLATE CHIP BREAD

One of the easiest loaves of bread you'll probably ever make! Fresh from the oven, you'll be able to enjoy a loaf at home and save the other to deliver to a friend. Homemade Chocolate Chip Bread...it's pure bliss!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Rising2 hrs 30 mins
Course: Bread
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Chocolate Chip Bread
Servings: 2 Loaves
Author: Debbie

Ingredients

  • 4 cups flour, (white bread flour or all-purpose), plus extra for your workspace.
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil, not extra-virgin olive oil
  • ½ ounce active dry yeast, (2 envelopes)
  • About 1 ½ cups pretty warm water, amount varies depending on the moisture in the air)
  • 7 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chips, more or less depending on personal preference

Instructions

  • In large bowl, mix the flour with the salt, olive oil and yeast, until combined.
  • Slowly add the warm water and mix with a wooden spoon until all ingredients are fully incorporated.
  • Tip the dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Knead for about 5+ minutes.
  • Return dough to the bowl. Let rest in a draft free spot (uncovered) for 1 hour.
  • Line a baking sheet with foil or parchment paper.
  • Divide the dough evenly into 2 pieces.
  • Press down one piece of dough into a disc of 1" in thickness.
  • Using half the chocolate chips (the other half will be for the second loaf), start sprinkling some evenly and press them down gently.
  • Fold over one "flap." Add more chips to the area "un-chocolated!"
  • Repeat, by folding over a couple times and pressing in more chocolate, pinching the dough to close any open seams.
  • Shape the dough into a ball like shape and flatten to a 1 ½" thickness.
  • Dust, by sprinkling heavily with flour. With a sharp knife, score lines diagonally on top and crosswise to create diamond shapes.
  • Place on prepared baking sheet. Repeat Steps 7-12 with other loaf..
  • Let loaves rest again, uncovered for an hour.
  • Preheat oven to 400℉. Bake the bread for 20-25 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack to cool.

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!
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