Welcome to this weeks Kids in the Kitchen where you are invited to share your posts about cooking with your kids. (Of course I mean getting your kids to cook, not throwing them in the post like they are Hansel and Gretal in the gingerbread house of the wicked witch) mmm gingerbread house, now there is something yummy and fun to make with the kids. We made one last Christmas, there is a photo on the Kids in the Kitchen introduction page. I haven't included the photo where the roof slid off and the whole thing collapsed though..shhh!
This week we made Chocolate Bread, I've never tried it before and was surprised that it didn't taste like bread. It was kind of like a dried cake but more spongy if that makes sense? Recipe in a little while first of all I'd like to thank last weeks sole linker. This Day I love...took part in a Primula challenge and came up with some interesting ideas. She shares a fabulous recipe for Doggy Biscuits which her daughter helped to make.
It was Boo's idea to make chocolate bread, but when the time came she was far too interested in playing DS games with her sister so the Little Man was my helper instead.
225g strong bread flour
1 tbs cocoa powder
1/2 tsp salt
25g butter, diced
1 sachet of fast-action dried yeast
55h caster sugar
1 beaten egg
125ml warm milk
100g chocolate chips
I'm so glad I found mechanical scales in the charity shop. I didn't realise how much we would all love using them compared to digital scales. You can see instantly in grams and ounces without having to switch between them and they don't switch off into power saving mode while you are trying to clean up the flour that your helper has just spilled all over the floor.
Back to the recipe:
We measured out the flour, cocoa powder and salt and sifted them into a large bowl.
We added the butter and rubbed it in.
Next it was time to stir in the yeast and caster sugar.
We made a well in the middle (like digging in the sand pit mummy) and added the egg and milk
It was all mixed together to make a soft dough then turned out onto a floured work surface for kneading.
When the dough was smooth and elastic we kneaded in the chocolate chips (well, I kneaded in the chocolate chips as quick as I could before the Little Man ate them all)
We put the dough into a greased 1lb loaf tin and covered it with a tea towel, leaving it to rise until it was double in size...about a couple of hours.
The bread was then baked for 30 mintues at 200C or gas mark 6
So now it's over to you, get in the kitchen with your kids and come and share what you've cooked, then share it with us here.
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