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Walnut Cocoa Bread

In her kitchen in Kissimmee, Florida, Margaret Beyersdorf lets her bread machine do the work when making this tender loaf. Its quick prep time and combination of brown sugar, walnuts and cocoa will help make it a favorite in your home, too.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. Bake: 3 hours
  • Makes
    1 loaf (1-1/2 pounds, 16 slices)

Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup warm milk (70° to 80°)
  • 1/3 cup water (70° to 80°)
  • 5 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 5 tablespoons baking cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 cups bread flour
  • 2-1/4 teaspoons active dry yeast
  • 2/3 cup chopped walnuts, toasted

Directions

  • In bread machine pan, place the first eight ingredients in order suggested by manufacturer. Select basic bread setting. Choose crust color and loaf size if available.
  • Bake according to bread machine directions (check dough after 5 minutes of mixing; add 1 to 2 tablespoons of water or flour if needed).
  • Just before the final kneading (your bread machine may audibly signal this), add the walnuts.
Nutrition Facts
1 slice: 168 calories, 7g fat (3g saturated fat), 11mg cholesterol, 191mg sodium, 23g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 1g fiber), 5g protein.

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