Recipe #1078  

Soft Chocolate Cherry Bread

Soft Chocolate Cherry Bread Recipe | Sweet Treats | <p>	<em>Recipe courtesy of Grace Choi.</em>&nbsp;</p>

Makes: 12 rolls
Prep Time: 25 minutes
Proof Time: 60 minutes
Bake Time: 20 to 25 minutes

Recipe courtesy of Grace Choi. 

2-1/2 cups bread flour
1/4 cup dark cocoa powder
1/2 cup sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1 envelope Fleischmann's® RapidRise yeast
1/2 cup butter
1-1/4 cups milk
1 teaspoon Spice Islands® Pure Vanilla Extract
1 egg
1 cup milk chocolate chips
2/3 cup drained canned cherries

Combine 1-1/2 cups bread flour, cocoa powder, sugar, salt and undissolved yeast in a large mixer bowl

Heat butter, milk and vanilla until very warm (120° to 130°F). Add to dry ingredients and mix at medium speed of electric mixer for about 2 minutes. Add egg and remaining 1 cup bread flour gradually, mixing until batter becomes smooth and sticky. Fold in chocolate chips and cherries.

Let batter rest for 10 minutes, then portion evenly into a greased standard (2-1/2 inch) 12-cup muffin pan. Let rise for about 1 hour or until doubled. 

Bake in preheated 375°F oven for about 20 to 25 minutes.