Today I am sharing a delicious Chocolate Challah Bread recipe with you guys!
This year I was planning on sharing more recipes than before, and I am already doing so! Hallelujah! I could keep at least one resolution (blog related one). I can mess with food any day; for just one reason: I LOVE food photography a whole lot. It makes me relaxed, and I enjoy creating the perfect composition for the picture. But I also love cooking, so it makes an enjoyable process all around.
Today I am joining a fantastic group of ladies for a Spring recipe hop hosted by my sweet friend, Krista over at The Happy Housie. I am glad she invited me to participate as it’s always so much inspiration to be included in a fun blog hop like this. And this round looks SUPERLICIOUS!
Spring recipe…OKAY! Did I bring Chocolate Challah Bread to the table? Yup!
You might ask yourself why am I sharing a Challah bread as a Spring recipe?
Well, I was born and raised in Hungary, and I remember eating Challah Bread every single Easter. I love bread (any bread) a lot, and I am a sucker for Challah bread. My grandma used to make the softest, most delicious Challah bread for us, grandkids. We ate sliced Challah bread for breakfast with chocolate milk; we ate it with a jelly spread, we made the dough with cinnamon, chocolate, and raisins… Awe! My mouth is watering already even just saying these words out loud!
It’s super easy to make the bread dough using eggs, oil and a few other ingredients. People always think that making bread is tedious and takes a long time. It’s a complete misconception. Making a loaf is super easy. It requires 5-10 minutes to make the dough, and the rest is just some time to let the dough rise.
Are you ready for this fantastic Chocolate Challah bread recipe?
- 4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup vegetable oil
- 1 tsp salt
- 3 tbsp active dry yeast
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 cup yogurt
- 1/2 cup sugar ( add more for a sweeter taste)
- Chocolate filling:
- 4 tbsp cocoa powder
- 2 tbsp sugar
- 1/4 cup milk to dissolve cocoa powder
- In a small bowl dissolve dry yeast in a little warm milk with sugar
- Add flour, salt and yeast mixture together and stir in the egg mixture. Work i together until a soft dough will form.
- Cover the bowl with a kitchen towel and let it sit for 1-1.5hr
- Transfer dough to lightly floured surface and divide into 4 equal parts.
- Roll the other into a rectangle. Add the chocolate filling all the way to the sides of the dough on the right and left then begin rolling up the dough. Repeat with the other half of the dough, and let the two logs rest for another 1/2 hour, covered with a dish towel.
- Cut each log in half lengthwise. With chocolate stripes facing up, make a # sign with the logs. Loosely weave the logs then tuck the ends underneath the loaf.
- Brush with egg.
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees and bake 35 to 45 minutes.
It’s not only yummy but looks gorgeous, too, don’t you think?
And I can guarantee that this won’t be your next Pinterest failure. Your bread will be just as beautiful as mine. It’s hard to mess up.:-)
And now check out these other fabulous recipes! You will have a ton to choose from for your Easter Celebration!
Today some of my friends are sharing their beautiful and inspiring spring recipes as well! Hop over to see what they are sharing…
If you can’t cook your Chocolate Challah Bread today- Pin it for later!
Thanks for checking out this recipe- Enjoy!