Chocolate Quick Bread

Lynn demonstrates how to make a Chocolate Quick Bread.  This is delicious served with Chocolate Honey Butter.  You can serve this as a dessert or just have for a snack in the afternoon with a cup of tea or coffee.  Makes 16 servings.  Adapted from Nestle.

Ingredients:

  • 1-1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • ½ cup baking cocoa
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ cup (1 stick) butter, softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • ½ cup chopped pecans, divided, optional
  • ¼ cup semi sweet chocolate mini morsels

Preheat oven to 350°.  Grease a 9x5" loaf pan.

Combine flour, cocoa, salt, baking powder and baking soda in a medium bowl.  Beat butter and sugar in a large mixing bowl until creamy.  Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.  Gradually beat in flour mixture alternately with buttermilk.  Fold in ¼ cup pecans.  Pour into prepared pan.

Bake for 20 minutes.  Top with morsels and remaining ¼ cup pecans; continue baking for 30-35 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean.  Cool in pan on wire rack for 10 minutes; remove to wire rack to cool completely.  Serve with Chocolate Honey Butter, if desired.

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Lynn's Recipes: April 2014
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