This was invented on a whim. I spent an afternoon recently making my Recipe #256074 with some friends. As we were admiring the rich colors of the braided loaves while they were rising, we wondered about other natural colors we could use. One brilliant woman (Yay Shani!) suggested chocolate. Now who could say no to that? I scratched out what I thought would be appropriate measurements to make it a bit sweeter to balance the cocoa, and voila! Chocolate challah. Now, is it bread or dessert? Hmmmm..... (One more note -- this bread took substantially longer to rise than most others I've made using instant yeast. I don't know if the cocoa (perhaps the alkalinization?) somehow slows the yeast. I will keep checking into this, and will update as I find out. Meanwhile, please note the extended time estimates for rising.) This makes the most awesome PB&J sandwiches. Yummm.