I have some pumpkin plans for the blog this month but, until I get that stuff baked up, here’s a round-up of ALL THE PUMPKIN things on the blog.
Helllloooo! Just checking in between feeding sessions, diaper changes, snippets of sleep, and endless cuddles with my main squeeze, Casper.
I have plans to share some of my experience with this whole motherhood thing and some of how things went down labor/birth-wise (which ended up being not at all what I wanted/expected)…are you all interested in any of that? I’d love to know your thoughts in the comments below.
Anyhoo (yeah, I just wrote “anyhoo…”), here are a few recipes that went live recently on BettyCrocker.com. Lots of delish end-of-summer fare before we transition into fall (YAY)!!
I hope summer treated you well!!
Did you know that today is National Chocolate Chip Day? I only found this out this morning, but with a stroke of fate, I made this bread to post on this very day. It’s a Triple Chocolate Buttermilk Bread and it’s full of chocolate chips in the batter and sprinkled on top, plus plenty of deep-dark cocoa powder in the batter. It’s a chocolate lovers dream and totally appropriate for this most serious of food days.
This bread is moist and tender, super chocolatey, and dead-easy to make since it’s a quick bread. The recipe comes from the ever-amazing Stephanie Wise of Girl versus Dough fame. She recently published her very first e-cookbook called Quick Bread Love. One of my favorite parts of the e-cookbook is the Baking Cheat Sheet, full of conversions and substitutions for baking on the fly. Not only did she develop the recipes and write this book, she was also growing a human-baby inside of her body at the same time. Champ status. This quick bread recipe was the first that caught my eye, but really, there are so many great recipes in there that I cannot wait to try–like Loaded Baked Potato Bread, Oatmeal Cream Pie Muffins, Coconut Chai Tres Leches Muffins, and Blackberry Goat Cheese Scones…just to name a few. If you’re interested, you can purchase Stephanie’s book via the link in my sidebar.
My love of chocolate chips is well documented, for more chocolate chip recipes here are some recipes from the archives: Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars | Coconut Chocolate Chip Cream Scones | Raspberry Chocolate Chip Biscuits | Candied Ginger Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies | Chocolate Chip Pecan Sandies | Chewy Ginger Chocolate Chip Cookies | Nutty Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies | Oatmeal Cherry Chocolate Chip Cookies + Walnuts | Peanut Butter Pretzel Chocolate Chip Cookies | Super Soft Chocolate Chip Cookies | Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip Cookies | Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Granola | Cherry Chocolate Chip Muffins | Orange Chocolate Chip Pancakes
TripleChocolate Buttermilk Bread
From Quick Bread Love by Stephanie Wise of Girl versus Dough
1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
2/3 cup granulated sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups buttermilk
1 /4 cup (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, melted
2 tablespoons mini chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350˚F. Lightly grease the bottom and sides of a 9-by-5-inch loaf pan.
In a small bowl toss the dark chocolate chips with 1 tablespoon of the flour. In a large bowl or bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, stir together the remaining flour, cocoa, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt until well combined.
In a separate medium bowl, lightly beat the eggs, then stir in the buttermilk and melted butter to combine.
Stir the buttermilk mixture into the flour mixture until just combined. Do not overmix. Stir in the dark chocolate chips until just combined.
Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan. Sprinkle the top of the batter with mini chocolate chips. Bake 1 hour to 1 hour 5 minutes until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool bread in the pan 10 minutes, then carefully remove from the pan. Transfer to a cooling rack to cool completely. [/recipe]
Note of disclosure: The link for Quick Bread Love is an affiliate link and I do receive a small portion of sales made via this link.