Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Chocolate and Vanilla Marbled Loaf

This isnt one of the recipes that I originally had marked in the book, so I am now up to 56 recipes instead of 55. I dont know why, though, that I didnt mark it off in the beginning, because look how yummy it looks. It was yummy too :). Lately I have been trying to make  recipes with ingredients that I already have, so I dont have 10 different kinds of oil and 5 different kinds of flour. We dont have the storage space, so I have been trying to be aware of that. The only thing I had to buy for this one was the chocolate, so I was okay with that.

This marbled loaf had chocolate, vanilla, milk, butter, caster sugar, sour cream, flour and baking powder. You make the mixer, then split it in half, adding chocolate to one half and vanilla to the other. Then of course, to get the marbled effect, you add them to the loaf tin separately and swirl with a knife or skewer. That is easier said than done! Maybe I just havent mastered it yet, but luckily, that doesnt mess with the taste of the finished product. The recipe also said to bake it at 325 F, and as we already know, my oven doesnt let me choose the temperature, so I went with Mark 4. The recipe said to bake it for 45 minutes, or until firm to the touch and well risen. I baked it for 45 minutes and touched it, and it was firm to the touch. I pulled it out, let it cool and took it out of the tin. I realized that it was falling apart a bit, and it didnt look as risen as it should have, but again, that didnt seem to mess with the taste, so I am okay with that for this time. I have learned and next time, I will let it rise more, but for now, we are enjoying the taste. Matt even said that he liked it better than the molten cupcakes, so I would definitely say success.

Matt has eaten it every chance he can, and we are thinking about having some fondue tonight and dipping the loaf in there. Good idea you think? I hope so! And just a quick side-bar, I tried to take pictures of the bread, because Matt wasnt home yet, and I must have taken 15 pictures, and they all sucked! We have determined that I am the baker, Matt is the photographer and enjoyer of the goods (he gets more than I do anyway)! :) At least we know our roles haha.


  1. Looks pretty stinkin' yummy! I think you did a fine job and if it passes the Matty test, then that's all that matters, right? :}

  2. One question from a random blogger:
    Does this ship well? Say.... to Christchurch? Or would it have to be hand delivered? Either way I am interested. :) haha
    -Mo in CHCH