Wednesday, July 12, 2017
Wake-up Cocoa Quickbread
Wake-up Cocoa Quickbread Makes 1 loaf 3 cups flour 1 cup whole wheat flour 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 4 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 1/4 cup (4 tablespoons) unsalted butter, melted 1 tablespoon instant espresso powder* 1 cup sugar 1 egg 1 1/2 cups milk NOTE: if you don’t have espresso powder, you can substitute 1/2 cup of very strong brewed coffee for 1/2 cup of the milk to achieve the same mocha effect. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Grease a loaf pan and set it aside. Mix together the flours, baking powder, salt, cocoa, and cinnamon. In a separate bowl, combine the butter with the sugar and espresso powder. Add the egg, beating to distribute evenly, then pour in the milk. Using as few strokes as possible, stir in the dry ingredients. Transfer to the loaf pan and bake for 50-60 minutes, until the top is dry and slightly cracked. Cool in the pan for 10 minutes, then remove to a rack and cool further before slicing.