Locustreet Bakery Chocolate Peanut Butter
Sparked with semisweet chocolate chips, it is a break-the-rules
treat for breakfast or a strong argument for fall picnics.
1 1/2 teaspoons active dry yeast
1 3/4 cups warm water
1/2 cup active Sourdough Starter
5 scant cups unbleached all-purpose flour or bread flour
1/2 cup powdered milk
2 teaspoons sea salt or plain salt
2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
1 1/2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup smooth peanut butter
1 tablespoon cornmeal
Proof yeast in 1/4 cup water. Add sourdough starter and remaining
water, and beat until well blended.
Combine flour, powdered milk, salt, cocoa powder, and chocolate
chips in separate bowl. Blend thoroughly into yeast mixture, about 2
minutes with an electric mixer or 4 minutes by hand. If using mixer,
knead with dough hook about 4 minutes, then finish by hand until
taut, about 20 seconds. If blending by hand, knead 8 to 10 minutes,
until smooth and elastic. Place in large bowl, and cover with
plastic wrap. Let rise until tripled, about 3 hours.
Turn dough out onto lightly floured surface, and knead briefly (if
making 2 loaves, divide dough in half). Flatten dough out, then
spread peanut butter in center. Roll dough up into oval shape,
pinching seams. Pick off chocolate chips on outside. Place on baking
sheet sprinkled with cornmeal, and let rise again, covered, in warm
place until almost doubled in size, about 30 to 45 minutes.
Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.
Sprinkle dough with flour, and slash loaf before baking. Bake until
bottom of loaf sounds hollow when tapped, about 60 minutes for large
loaf and 35 to 40 minutes for 2 loaves. Let cool on rack at least 2
hours before slicing.
1/4 teaspoon active dry yeast
1/4 cup warm water
3/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon cool water
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
Proof yeast in warm water. Add remaining water and flour, and mix
well in a large container - it may triple in size. Cover. Let rise 6
to 24 hours at room temperature.
Makes nearly 2 cups.
Unused portion can be refrigerated in airtight container for up to 2
Source: LocuStreet Bakery, San Antonio,