Yesterday, as I was pondering on my weekend habits lately (mostly lazying around, playing computer games and/or surfing the Net), I decided to do something I haven’t done in a while: baking. Haha. And since I have a new loaf pan, I figured I’d try something a bit different from what I usually bake. 😉
Fortunately, I found an easy-to-follow chocolate chip bread recipe, courtesy of the Hungry Couple (thank you!). And since my sister finally has a decent DSLR camera (yay!), I was able to take clear and “professional-looking” shots! 😛
Chocolate Chip Bread
2 cups all purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup unsalted butter
1 cup sugar + 1 tablespoon
1 cup milk
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup chocolate chips + 2 tablespoons
1. Preheat oven to 350F.
2. In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
3. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar. Then add the egg and vanilla. Beat until smooth.
4. Add the flour mixture and milk alternately into the batter. Mix until just combined.
5. Stir in the chocolate chips.
6. Pour the batter into the loaf pan (make sure it’s properly greased with butter and sprinkled with flour!).
7. Combine the additional 1 tablespoon of sugar and 2 tablespoons of chocolate chips and sprinkle them on top of the batter. Now it’s ready to be baked!
8. Bake for 50-55 minutes, or until a toothpick or cake tester comes out clean. Mine took more than 60 minutes to bake, though.
The result? A fragrant, chewy and yummy bread that’s toasty on the outside, yet soft and very chocolate-y on the inside!
It was my first attempt in bread-baking, and I’m so glad it came out of the oven neat and delicious. I still have a lot to learn and perfect, but the fact that my first bread wasn’t a disaster is enough for me… for now.
If you’re looking for a lazy afternoon recipe that’s not complicated, both instructions and ingredients-wise, try this one. Simple is always better. 😉
(Have a bite!)
Happy blogging (and baking!)