One of the e-mails I receive each day is from a website called Foodbuzz.com. The interesting thing about this website is that it gathers blog posts each day from individual blogs where readers vote on the blogs and the top 9 vote getters are gathered into an e-mail which is distributed. I have looked at many of the recipes that show up on the e-mail, but I have not been tempted to make anything yet. That was until yesterday.
During the summer months, berries are all in season, and are in huge supply at all the close grocery stores. Especially Costco where you can buy enough berries for a small army at a very cheap price. We had recently gone to Costco and bought some fresh berries so this recipe was very easy to prepare as all the other ingredients are in the pantry.
This bread came out super moist, great in taste, and needs to be eaten in moderation. OMG
■ 2 ¼ cups flour
■ 2 cups sugar
■ 3/4 cup cocoa powder (NOT hot chocolate mix… real cocoa powder)
■ 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
■ ½ teaspoon salt
■ 1 ½ cups milk
■ 1 cup vegetable or canola oil
■ 3 eggs
■ 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
■ 2 cups mini semi sweet chocolate chips
■ 1 cup fresh raspberries
■ 1 cup fresh blackberries
■ 1 cup fresh blueberries
1.Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Grease and flour or spray with cooking spray 2 9 inch loaf pans.
2.In a large bowl, combine your dry ingredients (not the berries or chips).
3.Whisk in the wet ingredients (not the chips or berries yet). Do NOT overmix or kittens will cry pitifully. Plus, your bread will be tough. But it’s the kitten part that makes me sad.
4.Gently fold in the berries and chocolate chips.
5.Pour batter evenly into the prepared pans.
6.Cook at 325 for 60 to 75 minutes or until a skewer comes out with no loose crumbs on it. Let cool in pan for ten minutes then turn out onto a cooling rack to finish cooling.