This is a recipe for a loaf we’ve been making for the farmers market in Belfast, and has been going down a storm with mostly kids! It’s a chocolate loaf with a vanilla star in the centre. The bread is great to eat with jam, peanut butter, nutella and is great for a treat.
First of all, you need the doodle bread kit some oil, and some extra flour for dusting.
For the chocolate dough –
335g or 1 1/2 cups of Strong White Bread Flour
20g or 1 tablespoon Sugar
20g or 1 tablespoon Good Quality Cocoa Powder
5g or 1 teaspoon Dried Yeast
pinch of Salt
Dribble of oil or a knob of butter
210ml or about 7 fluid ounces of Warm Water
For the Vanilla Dough
80g or 1/2 cup of Strong White Bread Dough
5g or a teaspoon Dried Yeast
pinch of Sugar
pinch of Salt
2g (approx) vanilla seeds or vanilla extract
60ml or 2 fluid ounces Warm Water
Ok, first things first. Make up the chocolate dough by adding the dry ingredients together first, then a dribble of oil and then the water. mix together with your hands or a spoon until you get a ball of dough, put it out onto the table and then knead the dough.
Repeat this with the vanilla dough. For a few more doodle bread pointers in case you aren’t sure by now click here
The loaf needs to be left to prove for roughly an hour and at that time, take the doodle out and bake your loaf in a pre-heated oven at 220 c or gas mark 7 or 425 farenheit.
Once the loaf is baked, tap the top and you should hear a hollow noise. Let the loaf cool a bit before slicing!