I’m going to have to blame this on Pinterest.
Damn it, Pinterest.
Not only are you taking over the entire internet, you’re converting a non-baker.
How many times have I told y’all I’m not a baker?? Once, twice, fifteen times?
Something about all those seductively delicious looking cupcakes and breads screaming at me from their little pins make me want to get out my flour and black and white (yet sexy) apron and bake my ass off. Is it that I want to be known for my baking skills?
As a matter of fact, as I’ve told you before, I haven’t really ever enjoyed baking. I don’t like the whole the-measurements-have-to-be-perfect thing. I love cooking; throwing in this and that, etc. I get immense joy from experimenting and playing with food. However, let’s not jump to conclusions. I still don’t have fantastic baking skills, and I’m taking it one day at a time.
I just want to play in my kitchen… and for whatever reason it’s beginning to really reach beyond jalapenos. It’s time I stop avoiding it.
This is a recipe I found on Pinterest that, for some reason, the second I re-pinned it I had to make it – and yes – recreate it.
Chocolate Bread with Bailey’s GlazeAdapted from Mehan’s Kitchen
1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup cocoa
3/4 cup brown sugar
3/4 cup white sugar
1 1/2 tsp baking soda
3/4 tsp baking powder
1 tsp saltes
2 large eggs
1 egg yolk
1/2 cup oil
3/4 cup whole milk
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/3 cup Bailey’s liquor
1/2 cup powdered sugar, or more
Combine the liquor and sugar to make a syrupy glaze. If it’s too thin, add more sugar and whisk.
Preheat oven to 350° and spray a loaf pan with cooking spray. Using a stand mixer, combine brown sugar through salt on low until combined.
In another bowl, whisk together the eggs, egg yolk, oil and milk. While the mixer is running on low, slowly pour this in with the flour mixture, just until a soft dough forms, then stir in the chocolate chips with a wooden spoon.
Pour mixture into prepared pan and bake for 1 hour, or until a toothpick comes out clean. Let it rest for 15 minutes before serving. Drizzle with glaze.
This pan vanished within 30 minutes.
TugboatPhilApril 30, 2012 at 10:01 PM
This looks a lot like a chocolate version of Banana Bread, without the bananas. That’s something I started doing recently since I discovered Hershey’s makes a Dark Chocolate Cocoa Powder. I just make my regular banana bread and just before I’m done mixing I sprinkle in the powder. I judge it by the color rather than measure it. It’s great!
Smitten FoodieApril 15, 2012 at 5:55 PM
That pinterest has gotten me in more trouble then I’d like to talk about too! This bread looks amazing, and I’m going o have to give it a whirl. Think it will be wonderful for a baby shower I’m going to in a couple weeks, might bring some whip cream or berries to sprinkle on the sliced to fancy it up a bit for the ladies.
wok with rayApril 3, 2012 at 1:14 PM
That bread looks super moist, wow! I feel like I just want to grab those pieces with my fingers and slowly eat them. Good post!
Dixie ChikApril 3, 2012 at 2:04 PM
Thanks so much!
carolinaheartstringsApril 2, 2012 at 8:01 PM
This looks so delicious! I can smell the chocolate and the Bailey’s!
[email protected]April 1, 2012 at 1:32 PM
This bread looks gorgeous. It is a delightful feeling to see people appreciating what you made for them. =)
MedejaApril 1, 2012 at 5:13 AM
Was it very sweet? It looks very chocolaty!
Dixie ChikApril 1, 2012 at 8:11 AM
It is sweet – the glaze makes it even more sweet.
julesApril 1, 2012 at 1:50 AM
I wouldn’t have been able to resist this either, looks incredible, especially with that glaze!
Dixie ChikApril 1, 2012 at 8:12 AM
Thanks Jules – it is very good!