31 August 2011

Cocoa Coffee Bread with Raspberries



A sweet rich bread that could practically be considered a cake, but lets just call it bread, so we can eat it for breakfast.
*color balance is a bit off in these photos, I know, I was having trouble going from scanner to photoshop. 
So finally a recipe post! I feel like I have not posted a proper recipe in a long time. But I have gotten back into the swing of things and am baking like crazy again. Going to the farmers market in San Francisco has made me want to bake up a storm. Everything looks so amazing and fresh there that I get so many ideas of what to bake. On Sunday I baked three different things, and photographed them of course. All from goodies from the farmers market, so more frequent recipe posts to come!
This bread comes out super soft and luscious, and the whole raspberries in it make a nice little surprise. Swap out the raspberries for any other berry you fancy, blueberries would be a great idea and make it a nice dark colored loaf. 
Another delivery in the city today for the bakery. This one was pretty close to the crowds of downtown but I at least found a spot to stop for a minute to let my co-worker run out of the car to deliver the cupcakes. And then getting back to the shop was a bit of an adventure. Knowing that we need to head to the right of where we were and not understanding why the GPS said to left, we decided to go our own way. Which did not work out the best. After a few confusing turns, we ended up on the Bay Bridge which was the exact opposite of where the shop is. We needed to go further into San Francisco not leave it entirely. Luckily we were able to turn around at Treasure Island so we didn't have to pay the bridge toll, which is outrageous.  
The photo above is my favorite, love how crackly the tops of the loaf came out. 
I'm going to see the Claire Ptak baking demo/lecture presentation thing tomorrow night! I can't wait!! 


A variation of a recipe from here

29 comments:

Jess Wakasugi {Life's Simple Measures} said...

Wow, that is an absolutely gorgeous bread. I decided that I would start moving on to fall desserts but looks like I'm going to have to do one more fruit treat. This looks amazing and your pictures are stunning!

Ama said...

Gorgeous bread! I'm sure it tastes as amazing as it looks. Your pictures are fantastic as well :)

monster cakes said...

I drool. I am SO making this! And it has coffee in it, so yes, it's breakfast.

cccris said...

love craking cake, look so so delicious

jas - the gluten free scallywag said...

oh this looks sooo delicious! Definitely making it - it'll be the end of my chocolate phase - chocolate zucchini loaf, chocolate peanutbutter cheesecake swirl brownies, chocolate expresso cookies.... this then I'm thinking something a little different - like mocha :P

Ronnee said...

Just curious what size pans you used because the recipe says *" x *" ?

Julie Marie said...

Ronnee: correct pan size up now! i kept putting off having to go measure my pans because the size isn't printed on them :)

la domestique said...

I'm a chocolate lover so this bread is just my thing! I love the idea of putting raspberries inside. Yum.

Kasey said...

Beautiful and bursting with flavor (I'm sure!).

pickyin @ LifeIsGreat said...

The buried raspberries in this dark and handsome bread are like little gems. I will make this soon.

pips said...

it must be very chocolatey and extremely delicious!

ursula said...

This bread looks great: I love raspberries.
You must have a huge kitchen to be able to take all these lovely photos!

jody said...

wow. that looks amazing! x

shygirlscents said...

Thanks for sharing and posting such wonderful pictures. I'll be adding this bread to the brunch menu for this weekend.

Vanessa and Alex said...

omygosh that bread looks so moist and chocolatey, and the color of the raspberries is such a nice contrast against the dark bread! we made a chocolate bread like this that used bananas to make it moist and had little slivers of semisweet chocolate in it. coffee, raspberries, and chocolate sounds like a really great combination!

Natashia said...

This looks amazing!! I'm not much of a breakfast eater because I always prefer cake over toast, so this is perfect, thank you!

Kiwicouple said...

Omg, that looks so good, I can't wait to make it!

Mary said...

Julie, this looks and sounds delicious.This was my first visit to your blog, so I took some extra time to browse through your earlier posts. I'm so glad I did that. I really like the food and recipes you feature here and I'll definitely be back. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

goatman said...

Its worth a try.
Thanks

kyleen said...

Beautiful pictures! I love container you used for the raspberries.

Valeria said...

oh chocolate and raspberries. It reminds me a little of my graduation cake. It's a magic couple to me, I love the combination! Have to try it myself, now :))

Callie Grayson said...

this is definitely a must make and make very soon! It looks so yummy and with the plump berries and the chocolatey goodness!!!!!!
xx
callie

Koci said...

Oh my goodness. Literally, all of my favorite foods are contained within this bread. Coffee, chocolate, and raspberries--yum!!

Megan Winkley said...

This looks absolutely amazing! Ill have to give this a try :)

Caroline said...

WOW.

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gattu :) said...

This looks scrumptious. I would love to try it. Can you tell me whether you used natural cocoa or dutch-processed cocoa powder?

brighteyedbaker said...

I'd love to make this sometime soon! It looks sooo good, especially with that beautifully cracked top and the whole raspberries inside. I have the same blue and white linens, by the way! Good choice ;)

Mike said...

One of my uncles always tells my mom to only give him a small piece of homemade coffee cake. He then comes back to the house in the evens and eats huge amounts of it.He should of just spoiled himself in the beginning.