Just in time for Valentine's Day, one of our current Healthy Bread in Five Minutes a Day cookbook challenges is Chocolate Espresso Whole Wheat Bread. With the same dough from that recipe we could also make Chocolate Tangerine Bars, which you see below. Since time is tight this week, I decided to forgo making the Red Beet Buns which required making an additional dough. The chocolate espresso bread recipe contains whole wheat flour, vital wheat gluten, cocoa, chopped chocolate and strong coffee or espresso. Sounds great, doesn't it?
Today's recipes can be found in the cookbook Healthy Bread in Five Minutes a Day.
If you don't already know, Healthy Bread in Five Minutes a Day is a new book of healthy bread recipes by Zoe Francois and Jeff Hertzberg who also wrote Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day.
Jeff Hertzberg said that the recipe for these bars was inspired by a chocolate and citrus flavored pre-wrapped snack served to him on an airplane.
With the same chocolate espresso whole wheat dough recipe we could make either a loaf of bread or make small rolls using muffin tins as a variation. With Valentine's Day right around the corner, I chose to make the mini variation using my silicone heart-shaped muffin cups.
They turned out beautifully, but the thing I had forgotten when I tasted one is that this is a bread dough after all and not cake dough, so they were more dry than the treat that they appear to be but delicious in any case!