As I thought about the filling I would put in my bread, my mind immediately went to chocolate. One of those weeks, I guess. As I waited on my rising dough, I remembered a fondue we used to make that combined chocolate and butterscotch. It was the best fondue. Ever. And, I just happened to have both butterscotch and chocolate chips. It was meant to be.
for the dough:
2-3/4 c flour (take away 2T + 2.25 tsp if using whole wheat)
(Add 1 tsp wheat gluten/cup whole wheat flour)
1/4 c brown sugar
2-1/4 tsp salt
2-1/4 tsp yeast
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 c butter
1/3 c milk
1/4 c cold water
2 eggs, room temp
for the filling:
1/2 c chocolate chips (I used both semi-sweet and milk)
1/2 c butterscotch chips
1/4 c butter, melted
- Mix 2 cups flour with brown sugar, yeast, and salt.
- Warm milk and butter until butter melts. Add cold water. Let stand for 2 minutes.
- Add the milk mixture to the dry ingredients, and mix at medium speed for about a minute.
- Add the eggs and remaining flour, and mix for another minute. Some say the mixture may be sticky and that's ok. Mine wasn't.
- Cover the dough with a wet towel, and rise until doubled. (1 hour?)
- For the filling, combine the chocolate and butterscotch chips. Chop into smaller bits.
- Knead dough a couple times. Add a little flour if it's too sticky.
- Roll dough into a 12x20 rectangle.
- Spread about 2 tablespoons of the melted butter evenly over dough. Add the choco-scotch bits. Make sure to spread out the bits so they cover the entire surface of the dough.
- Cut the dough into 6 equal short strips. Make two stacks of dough with 3 strips in each stack. Then cut each stack into 6 equal parts. (Now you should have 12 stacks of 3)
- Layer the dough squares in a greased (I used parchment paper too) loaf pan, like a flip book.
- Let the dough rise for 30-45 minutes.
- Preheat oven to 350*
- Pour the rest of the melted butter over the top of your loaf.
- Place on a rack in the middle of the oven, and bake for 30-40 minutes. Watch for the bread to turn slightly golden, then cover loosely with foil. This will allow the center to cook, but prevent the top from getting too dark.
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by Sweet As Sugar Cookies