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I had been eyeing this recipe for ages and I finally sat down today pulled out my electronic scales and started weighing ingredients. I followed the recipe carefully but substituted wheat germ for wheat bran, milk instead of milk powder and currants instead of raisins. I also omitted the oat bran as I can't find it here and increased the chocolate chips to 40 grams and the sugar to 4 tsps. I used the sweet bread cycle and medium crust on my machine and I heated up the wet ingredients to lukewarm before starting. Well, it rose beautifully in the machine and smelled wonderful while it was baking. When I first tried a piece it was still warm and had a rather intense yeasty flavour which overpowered the chocolate. However when you let this baby sit for a couple of hours and then have a slice with butter and Nutella, it is sheer heaven- absolutely divine. I really like the fact it is dark brown too and has some healthy additions so I don't feel guilty about giving it to the kids. This is a wonderful bread which really exceeded my expectations. I encourage all bread machine owners with a sweet tooth to give it a try, you won't regret it!

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Perfectionist cook February 05, 2008
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