The next bread on my Modern Baker Challenge line-up – Chocolate Spice Bread. We are baking our way through Nick Malgieri’s “The Modern Baker”, not necessarily in the order that is given in the book. Check my sidebar to see which breads I’ve already made.
I’m going to keep this short because I’m not too enthusiastic about this recipe. I was really looking forward to making it because it has received rave reviews so far (see the bottom of this post for other bakers who made this bread), but it turned out dense, not chocolaty and not moist enough for my tastebuds. The kids thought it was ok, but they prefer my standard devil’s food quick bread which is really fluffy and moist and extremely chocolaty. The flavor of the spice was interesting, but kind of reminded me of Christmas – maybe because of the cinnamon? Anyway, this is not a recipe I’ll make again. But I’m surprised that out of 8 quick bread recipes I’ve made so far, 6 are absolute winners!
Check out other bakers’ posts about this bread who were more enthusiastic: