Soft Chocolate Cherry Bread

Loaves

Recipe courtesy of Grace Choi.


Details

Difficulty

Beginner

Yield

12 rolls

Prep Time

25 minutes

Rise Time

60 minutes

Bake Time

20 to 25 minutes

Ingredients


  • 2-1/2 cups bread flour
  • 1/4 cup dark cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 (2-1/4 tsp.) envelope Fleischmann's® RapidRise Yeast
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1-1/4 cups milk
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup milk chocolate chips
  • 2/3 cup drained canned cherries

Directions


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.