It is that time again - time to try some new breads. I was a little hesitant this time and as I was procrastinating I made the bread from the last challenge again. This time I made the apple strudel in the loaf pan and it turned out fabulous. I made it at night and let it rise in the fridge overnight and baked it early the next morning. I think that helped seal it up so it didn't leak at all when baked. Yummy.
But eventually I had to try these breads. I love chocolate so I don't know why I was so afraid - maybe it was the fear I would eat the whole thing by myself. So after getting the right kind of chocolate I made the bars.
They were pretty good - my son said they were in between cake and brownies so I consider that a success. I made the whole recipe which probably was a mistake since this dough only lasts 5 days. I have a hard time using up dough that fast - especially something like this chocolate one. So after a few days I just made cupcakes as the book describes (except no sugar on top) and you can see them below in the muffin pan. My kids didn't really like them though - not as chocolatey as they appear. My husband on the other hand really loved these. So instead of eating these in one day, I froze them in the freezer so he can enjoy them over a longer time.
And then the beet buns. As a I already mentioned I made the previous bread again so I also made more hamburger buns and actually made hot dog buns (see below) this time and they turned out great. I love that bread! But back to the beet buns, after one unsuccessful attempt to buy beets my husband found some. I don't think I have ever even touched a beet before. I just couldn't bring myself to make them before the bread challenge link was up so I might add it at a later time. And it will be nice to see what everyone else did for these buns.
Enjoy your bread!