Thursday, September 25, 2008

Rocky Road Bread

Earlier there was a commercial on TV for some cinnamon swirl raisin bread. It looked divine and I told my husband that I should make some. Being that he is not a fan of cinnamon he suggested I make chocolate chip bread. That is simple enough, I can handle that. Then I remembered about 10 minutes prior to that conversation I was talking about rocky road ice cream and how much I love it. I compromised with my husband and told him I would make some rocky road bread instead.


It sounded like a fun challenge to me. I'd just take a basic quick bread recipe add in some marshmallows, almonds and chocolate chips and call it a done deal. I decided that the
Brethren cheese bread that I made a few weeks ago had a great texture and would be the perfect base for my new creation, minus the cheese, onion and dill of course.


Apparently this crazy idea of mine yielded some excellent bread. My husband could not stay away from it. I thought it was mighty tasty myself.


Rocky Road Bread
Adapted from this recipe for Brethren Cheese Bread

Ingredients
2 cups all purpose flour

2 teaspoons baking powder
2 tablespoons sugar
½ teaspoon salt
¼ cup butter or margarine
1 cup mini marshmallows
1/4 cup toasted almonds
¾ cup milk
1 egg, slightly beaten
1 cup chocolate chips, lightly dusted with flour

Directions
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease well a 9x5x3” loaf pan.
Mix dry ingredients in a bowl and cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in mini marshmallows and toasted almonds; mix well. Combine milk and beaten egg; pour into flour mixture and stir just to moisten. Fold in chocolate chips. Turn into prepared pan. Bake 40-45 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean. Let cool in pan 10 minutes and turn out onto wire rack to cool.

22 comments:

Joelen said...

What a great flavor to make into a bread!

Stephanie said...

What a great idea! Love it!

Lizzybee said...

Yummy! This sound very good-can't wait to try it!

Carrie said...

I'm going to have to try that, it looks awesome!

annieseats said...

What a great idea! Looks yummy, I want some :)

Mollie said...

How fun! I'm so excited to see this bread taking on new life! I want to make a batch with asiago this weekend.... mmmm

Angie said...

OMG, what a GREAT idea. This sounds fantastic and I love the pictures. YUM YUM YUM!

That Girl said...

How did the marshmallow's come out? Did they get all melty?

simple~needs said...

good thing i like eating, cause that looks yummy!!
i hope you dont mind that i added you to my blog roll. :)

bakingblonde said...

Oh my oh my this sounds absolutely sinfull!!!

Elly said...

This looks so delicious, Amber. I have been making quickbreads like it's my job lately, so I will have to give this one a whirl.

madebymel said...

You are so creative! Looks delicious!

Erin said...

This looks great! What a fun creation!

Lunch Buckets said...

What a good idea!

Playful Professional said...

This sounds delicious. Rocky road is my favorite too!!

SugarEd Productions said...

oh yum! some of my favorite flavors. My son loves to bake; this is a great recipe for him to try! Thanks for posting it!

Reel Monkey said...

I think I'm going to have to go out and buy a bread pan today, because this is just too good!

Katie said...

SUCH a good idea! It's like smores without the mess. And it's BREAD! I LOVE bread! Mmm....

Colleen said...

You are so creative! And it looks delicious!

gaga said...

OMG, that's like the best idea ever! Can it get any better than this? I don't think so =)

Linds said...

That looks absolutely amazing. What a great idea!

The Grays said...

I made this recipe over the weekend, and it was definitely a hit! Thanks!