This recipe was featured in an email today from the www.kingarthurflour.com website. The picture looks incredibly yummy!
"We've never been partial to chocolate bread; somehow, this cross between cake and white bread seems to fall short on both counts. But coat vanilla-scented white bread with a ground chocolate/sugar/cocoa combo, and you've got another animal entirely. The bread retains its soft, faintly sweet character. And the chocolate, rather than coming across as dull or bitter as it so often does in chocolate bread, fairly sings in concert with its soft, yeasty partner. Read our blog about this bread, with additional photos, at Bakers' Banter." Here is one of the reviews from the website - I first made this several years ago for my family's traditional Christmas brunch, and everyone loved it. It is now required on the table every year! It is to die for!