Mocha Bread (Yeast Bread)

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READY IN: 2hrs 40mins
SERVES: 32
YIELD: 2 loaves
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Heat the coffee and water to 110 - 130 deg F.
  • Melt the chocolate chips and butter together.
  • In the bowl of a standing mixer, mix 4 c flour, salt, brown sugar, yeast and cocoa powder.
  • On low speed, slowly add the water and coffee.
  • Mix until incorporated, scraping the sides of the bowl as necessary.
  • Add the chocolate/butter mixture and the egg.
  • Increase the speed of your mixer to medium, add the remaining flour a couple of tablespoons at a time, until the dough forms a ball and scrapes the sides of the bowl pretty well clean.
  • Knead in the mixer for 5 - 7 minutes, until the dough is smooth and elastic.
  • Remove the dough from the bowl, knead briefly on a very lightly floured counter.
  • Form the dough into a ball, place it back in the bowl, cover it with a lint free towel and let it rise until doubled in size - 45 minutes to an hour.
  • Punch the dough down, shape into two round loaves. Cover and let rise again, until double, about 30 - 45 minutes.
  • Preheat the oven to 350.
  • Mix the 2 tbsp milk and the 2 tbsp melted butter in a small bowl. Brush over the tops of your loaves.
  • Bake for 35 - 40 minutes.
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