And now on to the sweet stuff which is always my favorite part of any party! I made this chocolatey quick bread and I also made a Lemon Loaf (which is on the blog called “Pecan Lemon Loaf” but I didn’t have enough pecans so the one I made yesterday was just Lemon Loaf!). I just ate a piece of this for breakfast along with a Diet Coke and it was delicious! It comes from a blog called “Hungry Huntley’s”.
1 1/2 cups miniature semisweet chocolate chips, divided (I used regular size)
1/2 cup butter, softened
2/3 cup packed brown sugar
1 1/2 cups unsweetened applesauce
2 teaspoons vanilla
2 1/2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips (I used regular size here too)
1 tablespoon butter
2 – 3 tablespoons half and half cream (I didn’t have this so used evaporated milk instead)
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1/4 teaspoon vanilla
1 In microwave safe bowl, melt 1 cup chocolate chips then set aside to cool. In large mixing bowl, cream butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs and cooled chocolate and mix well. Add applesauce and vanilla and set aside. Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt then add to creamed mixture and mix well. Stir in remaining chocolate chips.
2 Spoon into 4 greased 5 3/4″ x 3″ x 2″ loaf pans. (I made 1 large/regular size loaf and 1 small loaf.) Bake at 350 for 35 – 40 minutes (longer for large loaf) or until a toothpick inserted near center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing to wire racks to cool.
3 For glaze, melt chocolate chips and butter in small saucepan, stir in cream. Remove from heat and stir in powdered sugar, vanilla and salt. Drizzle over bread. Cool completely.