Deeply flavoured with cocoa powder and dark chocolate
Jennine told me that this recipe was inspired by a chocolate baguette she found in a Boulogne-sur-Mer bakery one rainy spring day on a weekend trip to France. After several attempts to recreate this at home, she came up with this recipe, which she says is pretty close to how she remembers the flavour, if not the texture.
Makes: 1 large loaf
300g/10½oz sourdough starter*
200g/7oz white bread flour
40g/1½oz cocoa powder
15g/1 tbsp honey
6g/1 tsp fine/table salt
100g/3½oz dark chocolate chips
* eg 100% hydration (1:1 flour/water ratio) white wheat flour starter
Jennine Walker and Claudia Ehmke have been baking together in their home in Hackney, London, for the past three years, making it up as they go along, with a bit of help from a course at the E5 Bakehouse and a lot of inspiration from travelling and foraging. They love taking their loaves out for a walk and picnic in the countryside, as well as sharing them with friends and family.
Taken from Slow Dough: Real Bread © 2016 Chris Young / Nourish Books. Commissioned photography © Victoria Harley.
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