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Orange Chocolate Bread

We love making our own bread, however, to make a perfect bread the amount of flour and water is very important. Even the type of flour will highly affect the texture of the bread. Thus when we are craving for some homemade bread, there are times we use the pre-mix flour. 

During our visit to Medi-ya (still our favorite Japanese supermarket), we picked some of this Cuoca Premium a Loaf of Chocolate Bread Mix. We have never tried them out before but it was really a great pick.

We faced a small problem when we decided to make the bread. All the instruction are in Japanese words. Thus we try to search online for translation or even tutorial for help. But we didn’t have the luck, thus we try our best to figure it out using the knowledge we have in making bread.

In the box, it comes with a package of pre-mix flour and dry yeast. All you need to do it to combine 150g of water and 20g of melted butter with the pre-mix flour and dry yeast. Combine it well.

After combining all the ingredients, it forms a soft dough form. To spice it up we decided to add some chopped Orange Chocolate that we last got from Melbourne’s Queen Victoria Market. We try some of them before adding them in, it still tastes amazing like the first time we got it. 

Here comes the problem, as the instruction on the box is all in Japanese we don’t know what’s the next step after mixing them up. However, since there is yeast in the mixture, we decided to let it rise at room temperature from 30 minutes. 

After 30 minutes, we aren’t sure if the dough is ready for baking. Since we will be having 2 loaves of bread. We decided to try baking one of the loaves in the oven to bake for 25 minutes at 190 C. And we left the other loaf to rise. 

Yes, we are right. The loaf of bread is still able to rise. Thus we suggest you leave your bread to rise at room temperature for an hour. Although the first loaf of bread hasn’t been raised well the end product still tastes awesome. 

Simple as simple can be, this bread is exactly what a quick bread should be: quick and extremely non-fussy. The result is a very tender, very chocolatey bread that is moist and delicious and believes it or not, is as delicious (if not more so) the next day.

The is the most simple recipe I ever tried. Mix, leave it to rise for an hour and bake it. In just 3 steps it gives you a moist and yummy chocolate bread. With this mixture, you can customize your bread by adding nuts, chocolate or even dried fruits.

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xoxo, Joe.

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