I was actually looking forward to the polar vortex thing, no lie. It was ridiculously snowy and everything, which wasn’t too great. But then everyone’s schools started closing and I thought maybe TC would get to stay home today. It would’ve been really perfect timing too, because I knew I wouldn’t have that much work to do today. I made nutella and almond butter chips a few days ago, so I was going to take this opportunity to bake some chocolate bread with it. Munchies and movies for two has been planned!
But okay so whichever weather deity is making decisions doesn’t like my plans because it is incredibly sunny today. Like super sunny. Like when I look out of the window, I’m blinded by the sun reflected off of the snow on every building and every tree. It’s quite pretty, but TC has class and I’m alone all day. Lame.
But whatever. I’ve gone ahead and made the bread anyways. I would’ve held off on it, but I couldn’t because um, I had already prepped everything last night (you know how long that no knead bread takes to rise!). So now it’s out of the oven and I’m tearing into it while its warm while TC is still in school…whoops! I mean, he’ll be back soon right? It’ll still be warm in half an hour…
This recipe is secretly a chocolate no knead bread with chocolate chips, except I have nutella chips so I dumped that in instead (why the hell not, right?). I’m not sure what to say about this chocolate bread with nutella, because I love making it but it’s definitely unexpected. The nutella chips melt during the super long 12-18hr rise, so what you end up getting in your bread is little pockets of nutella. The rest of the bread is engulfed in delicious chocolatey flavor that tastes almost like a dark mocha coffee drink. Totally worth the extra work of making nutella chips first! But if you want to go with chocolate chips, I can assure you from multiple trials that its pretty freaking great and you should definitely go ahead and do that.
The recipe makes around half a loaf, but I can’t have TC eating all that bread in one day I usually slice off half right away and pop it into the fridge to make chocolate bread pudding some other day. The recipe can probably be halved though, although we enjoy the next-day bread pudding too much to ever halve it!
Chocolate and Nutella Chip No Knead Bread
The result is decadence, people. And it’s decadence without fifty pounds of butter, so… success.