Chocolate Pecan “One Hour” Sweet Bread

Chocolate Pecan Bread

I thought it would be fun to experiment with some variations on the "One Hour" Bread recipe, and this past weekend I concocted "Chocolate Pecan One Hour Sweet Bread."

Its a cross between bread and cake, so I called it a sweet bread.....  and it is delicious!  Warm, out of the oven, toasted (or not) the following day.  Perfect with afternoon tea!  And soooo easy!

Start off with the basic "One Hour" Bread recipe http://prettyveggie.com/food-photos-how-to-2/one-hour-bread/ but delete the sugar.  However, add-

1 cup pecan pieces

1 cup semi-sweet chocolate pieces

1 cup brown sugar (I used dark brown)

Prepare according to the original directions and add the pecans, chocolate, and brown sugar......  mix to combine in the bowl.....  before mixing in the beer.

The dough will be wet.  (If you'd like it a little more bread-y than cake-y, add a little more flour.)  Shape it as well as you can into a round loaf in the mixing bowl, pour into the Dutch Oven, and smooth into a round loaf with a spatula.

I used a 5 qt. Dutch Oven so the loaf came out flatter than it would have if I'd used a 3 qt. Dutch Oven, which I will do next time.

With the flatter loaf, however, you can slice it, put the slices on their sides on a baking sheet in the oven for a few minutes, and make biscotti!

Remember, as tempting as it is to rip right into the loaf, let it cool before cutting so the interior can finish "cooking."

Enjoy!

 

 

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