Chocolate Chip Bread: My Kind of Munch

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! 😛

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Chocolate Chip Bread

Ingredients:

2 cups all purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup unsalted butter
1 cup sugar + 1 tablespoon
1 egg
1 cup milk
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup chocolate chips + 2 tablespoons

Procedure:

1. Preheat oven to 350F.

2. In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking powder and salt. Set aside.

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3. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar. Then add the egg and vanilla. Beat until smooth.

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4. Add the flour mixture and milk alternately into the batter. Mix until just combined.

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5. Stir in the chocolate chips.

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6. Pour the batter into the loaf pan (make sure it’s properly greased with butter and sprinkled with flour!).

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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!

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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.

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The result? A fragrant, chewy and yummy bread that’s toasty on the outside, yet soft and very chocolate-y on the inside!

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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. 😉

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(Have a bite!)

Happy blogging (and baking!)
Jane

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