Chocolate Swirl Bread

Before you look at the steps and think WOAH, this is a lot of effort for bread, let me assure you, it's incredibly easy!

It just takes a little bit of love and a bit of patience and you can have a gorgeous loaf baked. I've made a few for family and friends to 'show off' even though it's actually a pretty simple bread to make.

chocolate swirl bread vegan
chocolate swirl bread vegan
chocolate swirl bread vegan
chocolate swirl bread vegan
chocolate swirl bread vegan
chocolate swirl bread vegan
chocolate swirl bread vegan
chocolate swirl bread vegan

Ingredients

 

Bread

3 cups plain flour | 400g

7g quick yeast | 1 tbsp

½ tsp salt

1/2 cup light brown sugar | 80g

1 cup oat milk | 240ml

70ml vegetable oil

 

Filling

100g 70% chocolate

2 tbsp coconut oil

¼ cup | 50g hazelnuts 

 

Method

 

Making the bread

In a large mixing bowl add the flour, yeast and sugar and salt (make sure the salt and sugar don't touch yet)

Make sure the oat milk is at room temperature (helps activate the yeast) and add with the olive oil to the mixing bowl

Bring the dough together and kneed for around 8 minutes until a pale, elastic texture forms - it shouldn't stick to your hands

Leave in the mixing bowl with a tea towel over the top for around 1.5 hours until it's doubled in size

 

Making the twist

Knock back the dough and roll out into approx a 40 x 25cm rectangle

Melt the chocolate and coconut oil together then add on top of the sheet of bread, scattering the chopped hazelnuts on top

Roll lengthways, then slice down the centre, leaving the very top still joined

Overlap each of the strands to make the twisted dough then place in a skillet pan to form a circle

Pop a tea towel over the bread and rest for 30 minutes

Preheat the oven to 190ºC whilst the dough is rising in the skillet pan

Bake at 190ºC for 30-35 minutes (tap the base and it should make a lovely hollow knock sound)

 

Dust with powdered sugar (icing sugar without the water added) and enjoy!

 

 

chocolate swirl bread vegan
chocolate swirl bread vegan
chocolate swirl bread vegan
chocolate swirl bread vegan