Happy Christmas Eve everyone! I’m sitting in a little cottage in north Devon in my pyjamas feeling super festive and excited for tomorrow’s Christmas antics.
I thought that I would just put up a quick post this afternoon showing you the recipe for my family’s favourite chocolate loaf. I found a recipe a while back for this but there were bits and bobs that I didn’t like so I’ve adapted it to make it even more delicious.
I hope you all have a lovely Christmas and eat as much food as you possibly can!
115g unsalted butter
300g caster sugar
¾ tsp sea salt
1 tsp vanilla essence
½ tsp baking powder
80g cocoa powder
160g plain flour
100g milk chocolate chips (add to taste)
100g milk chocolate
- Preheat the oven to 350°F/180°C/gas mark 4 and line a loaf tin with baking paper or paper loaf case.
- Soften the butter by putting it in the microwave for about 20 seconds but be careful not to melt it though.
- Add the butter, sugar, salt, vanilla, baking powder and cocoa powder to a large mixing bowl and combine until it forms a wet dough.
- Add in the eggs, one at a time, beating well each time.
- Slowly add half the flour, add the milk then add in the rest of the flour.
- Fold in the chocolate chunks and pour the batter into the loaf tin.
- Bake for 70 minutes, until well risen and a skewer comes out mostly clean.
- Let it completely cool on a cooling rack.