As the days get shorter and darker earlier I feel myself getting ready for Fall and Winter nesting. For me that means a pile of books, more often than not cookbooks, a warm throw and a cosy fire. I love to spend my days reading and baking and frankly just getting cosy with a cup of tea and a tasty treat.
One of my favorite things to bake when it is cold out is a quick bread, simply because it is quick, easy and delicious. You can enjoy them warm from the oven, slathered in butter or the next day for breakfast or snacks.
This chocolate quick bread is just that, quick, easy and filled with melty chocolate chips and chunks. I think it is going to fit in very nicely with my plans for this Fall and Winter.
Quadruple Chocolate Bread
2 cups all purpose flour
1 cup sugar
3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 egg, lightly beaten
11/4 cups milk
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1/3 cup white chocolate chips
1/3 cup dark chocolate chips
1/3 cup milk chocolate chips
1/3 cup 85% chocolate chunks
Preheat oven to 350. Grease a 9 x 5" loaf pan. Line the bottom with parchment or waxed paper and grease that as well. Set aside.
In a large bowl stir together flour, sugar, cocoa, baking powder and salt. Make a well in the center.
In a bowl combine the egg, milk and oil. Add the egg mixture all at once to the flour and mix until just moistened. Fold in the chocolate chips and chunks. Spoon batter into pan.