Chocolate Buttermilk Bread

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I’m the master procrastinator.  I was supposed to put this up two days ago.

I’m making up for it by posting chocolate.

Make this for a party this weekend.  You might get more friends out of it.

You know those days (weeks) that are just really hard?  Work sucks, nothing is happening at home, everyone is busy, you’re too lazy to call your mom.  You know, like every week, and all you wanna do is eat chocolate to numb the pain?  Or satisfy the boredom and monotony of your sedentary life?  This is how I’ve been feeling lately.

Don’t feel bad.  It’s just a rut.  The cold is coming.  Remember how I thrive in the cold?  I’m more excited than you are.

Chocolate Buttermilk Bread

Yields 1 loaf
From Roxana’s Home Baking

1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
3/4 cup cocoa powder
2/3 cup granulated sugar
1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 large egg
1 cup buttermilk
1/2 cup Greek yogurt
1/4 cup butter, melted

In a small bowl, combine flour, cocoa, sugar, baking powder, soda, and salt and mix until blended.

In a medium bowl, combine egg buttermilk, yogurt, and butter and whisk until blended.

Gradually add dry ingredients to the wet and fold until all are just combined.  Add batter into greased and floured 4×8 loaf pan.

Bake at 350 degrees for 45-50 minutes.  Set on rack for 15 minutes before turning out.  Cool completely.

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Share with some new friends, and enjoy!

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4 thoughts on “Chocolate Buttermilk Bread

  1. I am always perplexed as to what to do with the remaining quantity of buttermilk in the container after I use the little dribble that the recipe calls for. Do you make your own or have you been able to find the new smaller (like grade-school cafeteria milk) sized cartons?

    • I use a powdered buttermilk culture that works pretty well. I can’t recall the brand, but most grocery stores carry it in the baking aisle. You can, however, freeze the remaining buttermilk you have and it’ll be good for about 3 months.

      I’ve been able to find small cartons, but only here and there. The last time was at a small dairy market at Pike Place.

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