Two weeks ago I shared one of my earliest bread recipes from before my site crashed: Amish Friendship Cinnamon Bread. It was one of my favorites, and I was happy I could find the recipe tucked away in one of my folders. The recipe later inspired Amish Friendship Cinnamon Muffins, and I couldn’t be happier with how those turned out as well.
This week, I thought I’d share a new twist on my old favorite: Amish Double Chocolate Chip Bread.
With its chocolate base and a sprinkling of chocolate chips, this loaf is more dessert than bread. It’s fast, fun, and easy to make. Better still, it incredibly versatile because I can turn it into muffins, cake, and cupcakes if I’m in the mood.
Two Dessert Breads in a Row?
I’m not sure if you follow my BreadBytheHour.com site, but if you are a regular reader, you may have noticed that I tend to follow a pattern with my postings. When I can help it, I start with a savory recipe, then a sweet one, and then a sour one. This order helps me keep my recipes balanced. The variety ensures I don’t have too many similar breads in my queue.
Since my last recipe was sweet, it might seem out of place for me to do yet another dessert bread. However, I do have two small justifications for sharing my Amish Double Chocolate Chip bread.
First, this loaf uses an Amish Friendship Starter that I build up over the course of 10 days (or more). The starter involves regular feedings and mixings, just like any other sourdough. Therefore, my loaf counts as a sourdough loaf, even if it’s sweet enough to be considered cake.
The second reason for sharing a second friendship loaf so close to the first? I simply had too much starter! Friendship bread is meant to be shared, but I can only give away so much before my neighbors get sick of the baking. I wanted to use up all my starter before my baby came so I wouldn’t have to worry about making bread on top of caring for a newborn.
Did You Try It?
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