I have something so riveting, so compelling and so completely enthralling to say, that those of you with weak constitutions might want to sit down before I go any further with this dialogue….
Are you ready for this mornings’ stunning revelation?
I talk a lot…..
Now stop laughing for a moment please, I’m actually quite serious. I came about this realization when WordPress informed me that this will be my 200th post.
200? For real?
Yes, because unlike the Easter Bunny, Santa Claus, and refund checks from the IRS, this is actual, factual, and 100% real.
And, my one year blog anniversary is rapidly approaching too. I think that’s an occasion worthy of a spectacular dinner/dessert.
Like I ever need a reason to bake.
Chocolate Chocolate Chip Spice Bread ~ adapted from a recipe by Nick Malgieri
Note: For a less intensely flavored bread, decrease the spice amounts by half.
1 1/3 cups all purpose flour
1/3 cup dutch process cocoa powder
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp grated nutmeg
1 tsp ground ginger
2 large eggs
½ cup granulated sugar
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
5 tbs. unsalted butter, melted
2/3 cup buttermilk (or yogurt, or sour cream)
1 cup chocolate chips
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Spray an 8” loaf pan with nonstick spray and set aside.
Sift together the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger into a medium size mixing bowl.
In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs and both sugars until well blended. Whisk in the butter and buttermilk.
Toss the chocolate chips with the flour mixture, then add to the egg mixture and stir gently just until everything comes together. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and lightly smooth the top.
Bake until a tester comes clean from the center, about 35 minutes. Remove from the oven and allow to cool for 15 minutes, then turn it out onto a wire rack to cool completely. Wrap tightly in plastic wrap.