Peanut Butter Buckwheat Bread with Chocolate Sauce #SRC

11.25.2013



These last weeks have been hectic, with my house being sold, a lot of work, the blogs and a new course I signed up for, which is similar to an extra job (for which I’m paying, lol!).  
In the midst of all this, I made my Secret Recipe Club challenge in advance, not wanting to leave an orphan, and because I found a really great recipe for peanut butter bread in Sarah’s site, Fantastical Sharing of Recipes, which was just the simple recipe I craved. She is also our group’s leader, so it’s extra nice to be roaming her blog for a recipe.

One of the parts I like the most of this group is that I always have a lot of recipes to choose from. I mean, nutella donuts, philly cheesesteak omeletes, pumpkinblondies, pumpkin snickerdoodles



Quick breads tend to be very sweet, what I call loaf cakes because they don’t have the rusticity of breads. This one is a notable compromise between a cake and bread, not too sweet, with a definite rugged texture, perfect for toast with butter or as I made it, fresh with a chocolate sauce that is in itself a fantastic recipe also. You can use it as a frosting if you let it cool down completely or pop it in the fridge for a while.

Or make sandwiches with banana slices and the chocolate sauce spread on the bread. Or eat it one slice at a time with a cup of coffee.



It keeps really well for a few days well wrapped in plastic. Though I wonder how it will last so long…




PEANUT BUTTER BUCKWHEAT BREAD WITH CHOCOLATE SAUCE
adapted from Fantastical Sharing of Recipes; chocolate sauce from Bon Appetit, Dec 2002

Ingredients

For the peanut butter bread:
1 ½ cups all purpose flour
½ cup buckwheat flour
1 Tbs baking powder
½ teaspoon salt
1/3 cup butter, at room tº
½ cup sugar
¼ cup brown sugar
¾ cup peanut butter
1 egg
½ teaspoon vanilla
1 cup milk

For the chocolate sauce:
½ cup whipping cream
½ cup unsalted butter
2 Tbs light corn syrup
225g semisweet chocolate, chopped
½ teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions

For the peanut butter bread:
Preheat oven to 350ºF. Grease a 9x5 inch loaf pan.
Beat butter until creamy, add both sugar gradually beating all the time, until the mixture is light and fluffy.
Add egg and beat for a minute. Then add peanut butter and vanilla. Mix well.
Add both flours, baking powder and salt in 3 additions alternating with milk in 2 additions.
Pour into pan and bake for about 40 minutes, or until a tester comes out dry.
Let cool on wire rack and serve with sauce.

For the chocolate sauce:
Put chocolate and vanilla in a bowl.
Heat cream, butter and corn syrup over medium heat and bring it to a simmer. Add this hot mixture over the chocolate, wait 2 minutes and start mixing it with a whisk until it’s smooth and shiny.

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48 comments:

  1. That looks fantastic!!!! Good luck with the moving process.... I hate that!!!

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  2. Oh my Paula... I'm not going to be able to concentrate all day because of thinking about this. Pinned.

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  3. Peanut butter bread.... and with chocolate sauce too! Sounds amazing! I don't make a lot of nutty things as my daughter is allergic to nuts but I could certainly scoff a couple of slices of this!

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  4. I love buckwheat. This looks like a wonderful bread to try. Pinning it. Great SRC pick this month!

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  5. Fantastic, Paula! Great way to start the week. This is a quick bread that I would love a slice with my coffee right about now.

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  6. Chocolate sauce over peanut butter bread, nice! Never thought I'd look at bread like it were dessert.

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  7. Peanut butter bread sounds too good to be true, and with that chocolate sauce! Pinning this to make as soon as the Thanksgiving madness is over.

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  8. Yum, chocolate sauce! Add that to (almost) anything, and I'm sold!

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  9. I love peanut butter and chocolate together - this looks absolutely incredible!

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  10. Peanut butter and chocolate, always a great combination! Great src pick. Happy Thanksgiving~ Lynn @ Turnips 2 Tangerines

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  11. Moving stinks! So much work. But it's usually worth it. Anyway, love the pictures and the recipe - really nice. Fun post - thanks.

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  12. Chocolate and peanut butter, a perfect match for a sweet treat! Wishing you well with the move!

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  13. You do have a lot going on, glad you could join the fun and make your recipe this month too...

    not always easy, is it? ;-)

    Beautiful loaf of bread, and the chocolate sauce is making me dream........

    Happy Reveal Day, and good luck with everything!

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  14. Paula, I'm so in awe of you for still baking/blogging like a total boss during this crazy, whirlwind, hectic time of yours. How do you do it? Teach me your ways! It probably doesn't help that I'm super lazy. Sigh. At least I'm not too lazy to try and replicate the perfection that is your peanut butter bread. This looks ah-may-zing! Especially with that thick, dark, luscious chocolate sauce. Swoon!

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    1. I'm doing what I can. My jobs allow some arrangement of hours, so I'm managing for now. I'm blogging much less than before though!

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  15. Looks amazing! I've never used buckwheat flour before. Definitely need to give it a try. I think it will taste amazing with a chocolate hazelnut spread.

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  16. YUMM!! Beautiful photos - that recipe sounds amazing! Great choice this month!

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  17. Ohhhh my. This bread.
    ...you just poured chocolate sauce on this bread. That is amazing.
    Pinning!

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  18. how have I NOT heard of peanut butter bread?! I'm going to try this with a chocolate swirl.

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  19. congrats on selling the house!
    we've moved 7 times in the course of our marriage and we are done.
    I love that you used buckwheat flour in this.

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  20. I'm pretty sure I could eat that entire loaf in one sitting. Yum!!

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  21. Mmm, sounds delicious. And toastable is even better!

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  22. The bread itself is absolutely delicious but now, with the sauce, it is taking to a whole other level :D
    Pinning!

    Cheers
    CCU

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  23. PB and chocolate....such a good pair! Beautifully delicious bread and sauce you made! :-)

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  24. How have I never had peanut butter bread before?! I will absolutely be trying this recipe very soon! Thanks so much for sharing :)

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  25. I chose peanut butter for my recipe too as I absolutely love it. You definitely can't go wrong with peanut butter and chocolate and your photos look soooo tempting! Happy SRC reveal day!

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  26. Paula!
    First of all, congrats on your house being sold! hooray! secondly, oh my gawd!!! This bread?!!! Peanut butter with chocolate sauce?!!! LOVE! and the photos. . omg. Dont mind me. I am licking my computer screen. I am absolutely trying this recipe!!

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  27. Paula! This looks amazing!!! Congrats on selling your house and good luck moving :)

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  28. Yum! This looks amazing and your photos are beautiful! I wish I could eat my screen!

    Did the find that the buckwheat makes things a bit drier?

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    1. It might a bit, but the amount is not too much. I do like not too sweet breads, and this was just in the middle. The chocolate with buckwheat goes really well, one of the reasons I added it!

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  29. Yum - that chocolate sauce *drool*
    I need to make the bread again with some kind of chocolate...that is a genius idea! :) Happy reveal day!

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  30. So beautiful Paula. Good luck with your move and everything else keeping you crazy busy. You are amazing!

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  31. YUM to peanut butter bread and I love that you serve it with chocolate sauce. Like a bread version of churros! Delish.

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  32. Buckwheat noodles/soba is nothing new...But buckwheat pb bread? Oh, my this is a keeper recipe! And with your chocolate sauce and sliced bananas - stress of any sort will fade into oblivion =)

    P.s. Congratulations on the sale of your house!

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  33. Me encantan estos "panes rápidos", son súper fáciles de hacer y quedan muy bien. Lo bueno es que se pueden comer en cualquier momento y se congelan muy bien...!!!

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  34. What a lovely combination :) sounds delicious!

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  35. What an unique bread, Paula. With that generous amount of peanut butter, I am very sure this taste heavenly!

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  36. Oh now this sounds amazing! What a good pick for SRC!

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  37. Yaaay, congrats on the sale of your house Paula! Woop! I love the nutty taste of buckwheat so I can imagine how well it'd compliment this gorgeous peanut butter bread. And that glossy chocolate sauce... I just want to eat through the screen! Hope that you manage to have some less busy downtime soon. Sounds like life has been really full but I am glad that things are running smoothly!! xx

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  38. Wonderful recipe...and all this peanut butter. And it's not a cookie! I would love it with my cappuccino :))

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  39. You are moving. And working. And taking a class. And blogging. Paula, you need to relax. Take a chair and cup of tea and a giant slice of this peanut butter bread. No, instead take some chocolate sauce-like a lot of it- and a small slice of bread- and enjoy!

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  40. What a unique bread - this sounds great!

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  41. WOW!!
    What a clever idea it look so delicious!
    I would love some of this instead of dinner :)

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  42. Just when I think you couldn't get any busier you sign up for a course and sell your house - I don't know how you fit it in and still have the time to bake :) This bread looks gorgeous... Yum!!

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  43. Such a GORGEOUS loaf, Paula! And your photos with the dripping chocolate are incredible! I need to take food styling lessons from you. Hope you had a terrific Christmas and are getting settled in your new home. xoxo

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  44. Holy Mollyyyy.... Im so going to try this!
    Absolutely love your blog

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