Dark Chocolate Cinnamon Bread

IMG_1051I really love making bread from frozen bread dough. It’s deeply satisfying – like, I don’t actually know what I’m doing with rising times or yeast or leavening, but I can assemble things and stick them in the oven like a boss.

Ingredients:

  • bread dough for one loaf
  • bar of dark chocolate
  • cinnamon
  • water

I have a very non-stick non-stick pan, so I didn’t actually bother greasing it. Roll out the dough – heck, roll it out directly in the pan, if you want, so you’re dirtying fewer things. It should be pretty thin and spread out. Chop up your chocolate bar into bitty chunks (or use chocolate chips) and spread those along the middle. You want roughly thirds – so plain dough, chocolate, plain dough. Shake cinnamon over it generously: you want it to have a little spice as well as flavor.

Cut along the edges roughly an inch and a half apart, then use those pieces to braid over top of the chocolate. Now let it rise for twenty minutes, and preheat your oven to 350°F. Right before you put the bread in, use your favorite method of glaze – I just get my hands real wet and run them over the top. Bake for 22-24 minutes, then remove from the oven.

It’s really amazing still warm, and also delicious toasted the next morning.

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