A MATCH MADE IN HEAVEN
Bread & Chocolate is truly a match made in heaven. Bread & Chocolate warms and comforts, soothes and de-stresses. Bread & Chocolate is the perfect energizing breakfast, a most delightful snack for any age, a sumptuous, elegant dessert.
Walk down any Parisian street and see tiny hands grasped around chunks of baguette with a bar of chocolate, dark or milk, sticking out each end or chic young things nibbling on pains au chocolat fresh from the bakery. Wander through any high school bake sale and see loaves of banana or pumpkin or zucchini or orange studded or swirled with chocolate chips, that best of friend to any flavor, the perfect match for lemon or cranberry or any dried fruit or nut in a sweet bread. Ask your kids what they want you to bake for breakfast or choose the perfect snack to pair with a tall, cool glass of milk or a hot mug of coffee or tea and you’ll find yourself stirring up batter for chocolate chip muffins or scones.
Bread & Chocolate: A little shot of carbs followed straight with a bang of chocolate. Whether baguette or flaky puff pastry, warm-from-the-oven scones or dense, moist pudding or just-sweet muffins is your poison, whether you like your chocolate dark or light, crunchy, crispy or gooey, whether you like your bread dotted with chocolate or drenched in the stuff, bread & chocolate turns everyone on (and in more ways than one!). Homey and filling or seductive and elegant, eaten quietly slice by slice or slathered with whipped cream and scooped up greedily, who can turn down that most delightful, that most sensual of combinations, Bread & Chocolate?
When Meeta of What’s For Lunch Honey? asked me to host Monthly Mingle, Bread & Chocolate popped straight into my head. Bread & Chocolate in any form is true comfort food, the stuff of quiet afternoons curled up in your favorite armchair with a good book or doling out treats to rambunctious kids or the first thing we look for to ease both our jet lag and our childlike excitement while on vacation off in some exotic, far-off land. And everyone seems to agree as you can see by this amazing selection of goodies baked especially for Monthly Mingle by all these incredible food bloggers.
So just pull up a chair, grab and knife and a fork and dig in!
Elle of Feeding My Enthusiasms
Amazing Overnight Waffles with Chocolate Chips & Dried Cherries
Astrid of Paulchen’s Foodblog
Aparna of My Diverse Kitchen
Brioche with Chocolate Ganache
Quinn of Quinn's Baking Diary
Deeba of Passionate About Baking
Nutella, Walnut & Orange Rolls
Heather of Eggs, Cream and Honey
Chocolate Insanity Bread Pudding and Chocolate Beer Sauce
Ino of Kitchen 22
Chocolate Bread and Butter Pudding
Parita of Parita’s World
Eggless Chocolate Raisin Coffee Bread
Finla aka Happy Cook of My Kitchen Treasures
Adele of Will Work for Biltong
Chocolate Pizza Pockets
Swathi of Zesty South Indian Kitchen
Raspberry Coconut White Chocolate Bread
Simona of A Tutta Cucina
Panini al Cioccolato e Noci (Chocolate and Walnut Panini)
Sunita of Sunita’s World
Chocolate and Orange Quick Bread
Joanne of Eats Well With Others
HBin5 Cranberry Tangerine Chocolate Bread
Sarah of Ratatouille
Chocolate Chip Chudleighs
Priya of Priya’s Easy N Tasty Recipes
Nutella Swirl Bread
Barbara of Barbara Bakes
Triple Chocolate Cherry Quick Bread
Nina of Confessions of a Bake-a-holic!
Austrian Bread Pudding with Chocolate
DK of Chef in You
Chocolate Chip and Hazelnut Bread
Jayasri of Samayalarai – Cooking is Divine
Rachel of Tangerine’s Kitchen
Orange Chocolate Chip Loaf
Soma of eCurry
Eggless Chocolate Zucchini Nut Bread
Lakshmi of Palate Desires
Chocolate Drizzled Pretzel
Sweatha of Taste Curry Leaf
Gluten-Free & Fat-Free Chocolate Banana Bread
Nic of Cherrapeno
Mini Panettone with Butterscotch, Chocolate, Macadamia Nuts and Cranberries
Deborah of Italian Food Forever
Chocolate Coffee Bread Pudding
Meeta of What’s For Lunch Honey?
Rich Chocolate Breads with Pistachios, Pink Praline and Au Naturel
Ozoz of Kitchen Butterfly
Columbian Banana Bread – Pan de Banano
Cool Lassi(e) of Pan Gravy Kadai Curry
Heart-y Sweet Bread N Chocolate Pudding
Asha of Fork-Spoon-Knife
Chocolate, Cranberry and Candied Citrus Spiced Bread
Hilda of Saffron & Blueberry
Gluten-Free Pear and Chocolate Muffins
Cinzia of Cindystar
Bread Chocolate Cake
Jamie of Life’s a Feast
Chocolate Orange Buttermilk Muffins
Chocolate Custard Bread Pudding
And a huge apology to Apu of Annarasa - Essence of Food who baked these fabulous Spicy Carrot, Spring Onion, and Black Sesame Rolls for my Bread Baking Day #26 but they were left floating around the blogosphere.....
Thank you so much, each and every one of you, for participating in my Monthly Mingle. It was scrumptious!
And please do not forget about the H2Ope for Haiti Raffle! You have until Midnight Sunday 28 February to buy your tickets here for any or all of these fabulous prizes you can find here on Jeanne of Cook Sister!’s blog. I have donated this box of Fabulous French Baking Treasures.