This last week, I had the honor of getting to sit down with author Laurel Woodward and discuss gardening, sustainable cooking and living, and kitchen witchery. Laurel is the author of Kitchen Witchery and Backyard Garden Witchery. She is also a blogger, a sustainable gardener, and just a wonderful soul too! After exploring her blog and all books I fell in love with her Chocolate Bread Recipe and with her permission I wanted to share it with all of you!
Laurel's Chocolate Bread
- 1/2 cup cocoa
- 2 cups flour or flour replacement
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup milk
- 1/4 cup coffee
- 1/2 cup olive oil
- 1 1/2 cups chocolate chips, divided
Preheat the oven to 350F. Grease an 8 x 4 loaf tin. In a mixing bowl, stir together the cocoa, flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Make a well at the center and add the eggs, milk, coffee, and olive oil.
Stir to make a thick cake-like batter. If the batter is too thick, add a spoon or 2 of water and mix. Spoon half of the batter into the pan and add half of the chocolate chips. Cover chips with remaining batter and top with remaining chips.
Bake at 350 50 to 55 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
Listen to my interview with Laurel!
Pick up a copy of Laurel's books for your library or to add to your cookbooks!
As a homesteader and pagan, our kitchen is a huge part of our lives and practice. Laurel’s books felt as if she was sitting in my kitchen and backyard writing them. They are exquisite and informative works. They highlight everything you need to know about your ingredients and how to incorporate your garden into your kitchen witchery. I recommend that every gardener, witch, and lovers of cooking pick up a copy of these amazing books!