• Mon - Sun : 8:30am to 9:30pm

chocolate cherry bread


similar to zingerman's yummy loaf...a not-too-sweet bread studded with bits of bittersweet chocolate and dried cherries. add some toasted pecan pieces for some extra crunch, or leave them out; your choice. prep time does not include 2 to 3 hours of rising time.


# # # # # # # #


  1. In cup
  2. Combine warm water
  3. Yeast
  4. And 1 teaspoon granulated sugar
  5. Stir to dissolve
  6. Let stand until foamy
  7. About 5 minutes
  8. Meanwhile
  9. In large bowl
  10. Combine 3 cups flour
  11. Cocoa
  12. Brown sugar
  13. And salt
  14. With wooden spoon
  15. Stir warm coffee
  16. Butter
  17. Egg yolk
  18. And yeast mixture into flour mixture
  19. In bowl
  20. With floured hands
  21. Knead several times to combine well
  22. Turn dough onto lightly floured surface and knead until smooth and elastic
  23. About 10 minutes
  24. Working in enough of remaining 1 / 2 cup flour just to keep dough from sticking
  25. Knead in cherries and chocolate pieces
  26. Shape dough into ball
  27. Place in greased large bowl
  28. Turning dough to grease top
  29. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and let rise in warm place until doubled in volume
  30. About 1 hour 30 minutes
  31. Punch down dough
  32. Turn dough onto lightly floured surface and cut in half
  33. Cover dough and let rest 15 minutes for easier shaping
  34. Shape each dough half into 5-inch ball : using the sides of your hands
  35. Tuck sides of dough under to meet in center
  36. Rotate and repeat to form taut ball
  37. Place balls
  38. 3-inches apart
  39. In opposite corners of ungreased large cookie sheet
  40. Cover and let rise in warm place until doubled
  41. About 1 hour
  42. Preheat oven to 400 degrees f
  43. In cup
  44. Beat reserved egg white with water
  45. Use to brush tops of loaves
  46. Sprinkle loaves with remaining 2 teaspoons granulated sugar
  47. With serrated knife or single-edge razor blade
  48. Cut shallow x in top of each loaf
  49. Bake until loaves are crusty
  50. About 25 to 30 minutes
  51. Or until an instant read thermometer reads 185f tent loosely with foil after 20 minutes
  52. If the loaves are browning too much
  53. Transfer to wire racks to cool

Step 25

Total Time in Minute 55

Ingredients Count 14

cooking chocolate cherry bread

See More Relate Photo


Warm water

Dry yeast

Granulated sugar

All-purpose flour

Dutch-processed cocoa powder

Brown sugar





Dried tart cherries

Bittersweet chocolate

Pecan pieces


You may Interest

achiote honey glaze

use with game or really any meat achiote honey glaze

apple and pear crisp

this was on barefoot contessa and it is fabulous! she calls for macoun apples, but i used granny smith and would do it again. the family enjoyed this very much. perfect for the holiday seasons coming up. apple and pear crisp

applesauce raisin cake

many years ago, a new neighbor invited me for coffee. she served this delicious, moist cake and a few days later i asked her for the recipe. she wrote it by hand on a sweet little recipe card, which i still have. and 16 years later, she is my dearest frie applesauce raisin cake

arroz mexicana mexican rice

this is a really good mexican rice recipe. i thought my kids would never want anything but the "spanish rice" that comes in a box, but as they grew their tastes matured too, thank goodness! i like to use fresh raw peas and corn kernels when possible. try arroz mexicana   mexican rice

asian banana cake

this cake specifically only uses a banana called "pisang mas"...i do not know how it will turn out if you use other bananas though...200g is the weight of the bananas without the skin on em. asian banana cake

awesome apple and cinnamon pancakes

we have these often at our house for sunday brunch, there a real favorite and they turn out so fluffy! awesome apple and cinnamon pancakes

awesome white pizza dip

this dip is awesome! awesome white pizza dip

baby s easy fruit snacks

i mixed this snack up when my son was teething, when it was cup up into bite size pieces, he would gobble it up and i didn't feel bad because it was fruit. baby s easy  fruit snacks

baked squash with garlic and parmesan

this recipe is from our local newspaper. i often serve it with italian dishes. baked squash with garlic and parmesan

banana blueberry smoothie

this is based on a recipe from the bar harbor jam company's, the maine wild blueberry cookbook. banana blueberry smoothie

basic green smoothie raw food

this is a basic smoothie recipe. it's what i use in the winter when fresh fruit is more expensive. try adding some healthy extras like flax seeds, parsley, ginger, beets, etc. basic green smoothie  raw food

beefy cabbage casserole

i had some leftover hamburgers and some cabbage in the fridge. i made this up for my boys and then "fibbed" that the green stuff was brocolli. hey they loved it! beefy cabbage casserole

Tasting food recipes. Cooking.

Follow the food story Find cooking methods, recipes, tastings and everything about food here.

Follow us