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!