Recipes and ramblings.
Good news, we finally have our own house! No more roommates for us. The bad news is that between work and moving and taking care of the new house, I have felt so overwhelmed. While we used to spend our weekends going out for lunch and driving down the coast, our weekends now consist of painting and cleaning up the yard and fixing little things that really bother my OCD (there’s a chip on the side of the sink that I swear is going to be the death of me).
I feel like we finally have things under control again, so of course I wanted to bake something rad for Mike as a big thank you for doing all the manly things around the house and, let’s be honest, the things that I just don’t want to do. This bread was the perfect choice.
Recipe by Take a Mega Bite
Makes one loaf.
In a large bowl, dissolve the yeast in warm water. Add sugar, salt, egg, oil, and 1½ cups flour. Beat for two minutes, scraping the bowl frequently. Transfer half of the batter to a separate bowl. Add peanut butter to one bowl and cocoa powder to the other. Add ¾ cup flour to each bowl and stir vigorously, then add the chocolate chips to the cocoa dough.
On a floured surface, knead each dough for 5-10 minutes until smooth and springy. Spray two medium bowls with cooking spray and place a dough in each one. Cover and let sit in a warm place until doubled in size, about 60-75 minutes (dough is ready if an impression remains when poked).
Grease a loaf pan. Pat peanut butter dough into a 9 x 7 rectangle, then stretch cocoa dough into the same size and place on top. Roll up from the long-side and pinch to seal. Transfer to greased loaf pan. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled in size, about one hour. While the dough is rising, preheat the oven to 375℉.
Bake for 30-35 minutes until bread is deep golden brown and sounds hollow when flicked.
moving day! // dinner and dessert in the making // new addition to the house // what the pho!