Monday, 14 November 2016

Chocolate and Mixed Nut Bread

Hi Lovelies
When it comes to baking I must be the most random person in the world because I feel the urge to start baking at random times. When I get the urge  in my head I just have to bake and thats were this gorgeous chocolate mixed nut bread comes in! I was making lunch and I was thinking to myself what if so and so goes well with this that and the other and thats when I decided to put the recipe to the test and bake.

When it comes to making bread I don't usually make the savoury kind because I really enjoy having the sweet kind such as banana bread. I have never tried making any other kind of bread so this was guess and it was a good guess because it tasted gorgeous, not only to me but my family and friends enjoyed it too, so hopefully you all do too.
What you need
  • Loaf tin 
  • Grease Proof Paper 
  • Mixing Bowl
  • Jug
  • Whisk
  • Spoon


Ingredients For loaf

  • 200g Plain Flour
  • 120g Caster Sugar
  • 1 Teaspoon Bicarbonate of Soda
  • 2 Eggs
  • 90ml Milk 
  • Vanilla Extract
  • Macabella Velvet 
Ingredients for Topping 
  • Macabella velvet
  • Icing sugar
  • Water
  • Crushed Mixed nuts

Method
  1. Preheat Oven to Gas Mark 4
  2. In a large bowl combine the plain flour, caster sugar, bicarbonate of soda 
  3. In a large glass jug mix the eggs, vanilla extract and milk
  4. Pour all ingredients together in the large bowl. Once everything is combined add two large scoops of Macabella and mix.
  5. Pour into the loaf tin and put in the oven
  6. Bake for 45 minute and check its ready using a bread knife and if its clean its ready, if not leave for another 5 minutes.
  7. Let it cool for at least 20 minutes 
  8. Mix a scoop of Macabella and 2 teaspoons of icing sugar with 3 tablespoons of water, mix until a runny but a little thick too. Pour onto of the loaf and sprinkle nuts.



Do you enjoy baking? What's the last thing you baked?


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29 comments

  1. I haven't baked in a few years and I normally bake for my nana's birthday and this year people were disappointed I didn't bake. Haha didn't know people enjoyed it so much. I may have to try this soon x

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  2. I don't bake near as much as I want to but I might try and make this at the weekend x

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  3. Looks delicous i don't bake as often as I would like to. The last thing I baked was pumpkin muffins last month.

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  4. This looks delicious and so simple to make! I

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  5. I wish I could bake! It honestly looks so delicious and really so professional too! I would BUY this if I saw it in Waitrose / M&S x

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  6. I am rubbish at baking as I don't have the patience - yours looks good though

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  7. this looks uh-mazing. the macabella crunch spread sounds lovely. need to try it

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  8. Ooooh! That looks brilliant! I'd really love to try it.

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  9. Can you come and bake for me please? This looks great and I can burn boiling water...

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  10. Oh my goodness now that sounds like the perfect mix for a special bread and a slice would be perfect with a cup of tea!

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  11. You can not beat sweet bread, and chocolate and mixed nuts sounds amazing x

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  12. Oh yum! that looks and sounds amazing. I have heard some great things about Macabella and would love to try it out. x

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  13. Oh gosh that sounds good! I've never heard of that Macabella Velvet, but I see from your photographs it's a chocolate nut spread - oh gosh, YUM!

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  14. I do like baking bread. But I am more into sourdough with wild yeast starter. I used to bake cakes when I was a tweenager, but they would often not work out great, so I've decided in my mind that sweet baking is not one of my talents.
    I do like making muffins with my toddler.

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  15. I love baking! The last thing I made was a Victoria Sponge and I tend to bake CONSTANTLY during the Christmas period! This looks like it would be perfect alongside a cup of tea or coffee!

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  16. I couldn't bake if my life depended on it, but I love the look of this cake.

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  17. I love baking but I don't do it so often as I'm always working. I really need to make some time to bake and this bread looks so lush!! xxx

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  18. If my mummy had more time she'd bake more often, we're not very good, however we find it fun baking together xx this looks fantastic and love chocolate:)

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  19. I wish I had you natural baking ability- when I try and wing something at home it comes out horrifically awful! lol.

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  20. I love baking. Need to try baking this. Looks so yummy.

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  21. This is making me more hungry! I am going to try this out today!

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  22. That looks great. I love Macabella I made some cupcakes with it recently.

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  23. Gosh, this looks absolutely delicious! Definitely a recipe I want to try xx

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  24. *DROOLS* Looks amazing!!! Please come bake for me.

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  25. OMG, this looks so so yum! Imma have to try to come up with a gluten-free version :)

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  26. That spread sounds wonderful as does your bake!

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  27. This bread looks drool worthy nad really delicious. I could eat a slice right now.

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  28. woow this recipe looks delicious! I am not much of a baker but now I definitely would like to try, you have done a great job on this :)

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