Decadent Chocolate Cake Recipe: The Ultimate Indulgence
Welcome to my world of coffee and baking! As a barista, I have the unique privilege of offering you not only velvety-smooth coffee drinks, but also the perfect recipe for a delicious breakfast bread: Mocha Java Bread.
This recipe was inspired by the combination of Mocha beans from Yemen and Java beans from Indonesia. And let me tell you, this bread is infused with a deep and complex coffee flavor that even the most discerning coffee connoisseur will appreciate. Whether you’re looking for a twist on your traditional morning joe, or want to satisfy your chocolate craving, Mocha Java Bread is exactly what you need.
I promise that this recipe will bring together the aroma of freshly brewed coffee with the warm and comforting scent of freshly baked bread in your kitchen. So, let’s roll up our sleeves, grab our aprons, and get baking!
Why You’ll Love This Recipe
There are endless reasons why you’ll fall in love with this Mocha Java Bread Recipe. Whether you’re looking to add a twist to your traditional morning joe or indulge in a chocolatey treat, this quick bread will not disappoint.
For the coffee lovers out there, this recipe is a dream come true. With a combination of Mocha beans from Yemen, Java beans from Indonesia, and instant mocha-flavored coffee powder, you’ll have the perfect balance of rich and bold flavors. The aroma alone will give you the much-needed pick-me-up to start your day on the right foot.
But that’s not all; this bread is also loaded with pecans and dark chocolate chips, making it the perfect breakfast bread or mid-day snack. Plus, it’s incredibly versatile – you can serve it as is or toast it with butter for an extra layer of decadence.
And for those who are gluten-free, fear not! You can substitute the all-purpose flour with gluten-free flour without compromising on taste and texture.
So whether you’re craving a slice of chocolate cake or a warm cup of java coffee, this recipe has got you covered. Trust me; once you try it, you’ll be hooked!
Let’s take a look at the ingredient list that you will need to make this delicious and rich Mocha Java Bread. Don’t worry; you don’t need any fancy or hard-to-find ingredients, just some items that you probably already have in your pantry. You’ll need active dry yeast, brown sugar, instant mocha-flavored coffee powder, butter, egg, dry milk, all-purpose flour, salt, pecans (optional), and warm water. Here is the full list of ingredients:
- 1 tablespoon active dry yeast
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 3/4 cup warm water (110 degrees F/45 degrees C)
- 2 tablespoons instant mocha-flavored coffee powder
- 1/2 cup warm milk (110 degrees F/45 degrees C)
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 cup dry milk
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 cup pecans (optional)
In case you want to do some substitutions or variations in this recipe, we have some recommendations for you in section four.
The Recipe How-To
Mixing the Dough
Combine 4 cups of bread flour, 1 cup of whole wheat flour, 1/4 cup of dry milk powder, 1 tablespoon of active dry yeast, 1 tablespoon of salt, and 2 tablespoons** of instant mocha-flavored coffee powder in a large mixing bowl.
Stir the ingredients together until they are fully combined.
Make a well in the center of the dry mixture.
Next, add 1/2 cup brown sugar, 1 egg, and softened 1/2 cup butter to the bowl.
Slowly pour in 3/4 cup warm water and stir everything together until it forms a heavy dough.
Knead the dough by hand on a floured surface for ten minutes or use a kneading machine to assist you.
Then, place the dough into a lightly oiled bowl and insert it in a warm room to rise for an hour or until it has doubled in size.
Baking the Bread
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
Take out your risen dough and punch down before forming it back into a ball shape.
Place it in a greased loaf pan and allow it to rise for another 20 minutes.
Once your dough has risen again, bake for approximately 30 minutes or until the bread sounds hollow when tapped on top.
Let it cool completely before slicing.
Congratulations, you have made your very own savory bread loaf with your own twist by combining different flavors that you desire!
Substitutions and Variations
Are you in the mood for a twist on the traditional Mocha Java Bread? Fear not, my friend! I’ve got some exciting substitutions and variations to try.
For starters, try switching up the type of flour you use. If you want a gluten-free version, replace the all-purpose flour with a gluten-free flour blend. Alternatively, try using a combination of whole wheat flour and rye flour to add more depth of flavor.
If you’re feeling adventurous, swap out the pecans for another type of nut such as walnuts or almonds. You can even add chocolate chips or dark chocolate chunks for a decadent treat that will satisfy your sweet tooth.
For an extra kick of caffeine, replace the instant mocha-flavored coffee powder with regular instant coffee granules. Or if you prefer a milder coffee flavor, reduce the amount of instant mocha-flavored coffee powder by half.
Want to make this recipe even more unique? Add some cocoa powder to make it into a chocolate cake or quick bread. You can also experiment with different types of coffee beans – try a combination of Mocha beans from Yemen, Java beans from Indonesia or any other variety that catches your fancy.
Remember that when making substitutions or variations, it may require some trial and error to find the perfect balance of flavors and textures. So go ahead and have fun with it! You never know what amazing Mocha Java combinations you might stumble upon.
Serving and Pairing
Nothing beats the aroma of a freshly baked Mocha Java bread filling your kitchen in the early morning. This coffee-infused bread is perfect for breakfast or brunch and pairs wonderfully with a cup of hot tea or coffee. Slicing a warm loaf of Mocha Java bread and serving it with softened butter preserves will make an indulgent start to your day.
For a sweet twist on this recipe, try topping it with whipped cream and fresh berries for that added decadence. If you are feeling experimental, why not add a drizzle of caramel sauce for that sugary touch.
When it comes to pairing Mocha Java bread, it complements well with jams, marmalades, and honey. The fruity sweetness cuts through the strong coffee flavor enhancing its flavors. You can also enjoy it plain as an afternoon snack or toasted and served with cream cheese as a savory accompaniment.
If you’re having guests over or just looking to impress, Mocha Java bread’s rich aroma and flavor make the perfect base for a unique take on bread pudding. Layer the sliced Mocha Java bread with chocolate chips in between and pour over some eggnog custard. Bake until crispy on the outside and gooey on the inside, give it 5 minutes to cool down before serving.
With its delicious combination of coffee & cocoa flavors, this easy-to-make quick bread can be enjoyed anytime, anywhere. The versatility of Mocha Java bread makes it ideal for any occasion; from hosting dinner parties to enjoying by yourself on lazy mornings – there’s never a wrong time to indulge in this tasty treat!
Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating
Once you’ve made this delicious Mocha Java Bread, you might find yourself wanting to make it ahead of time or store it for later. Luckily, this recipe can easily be prepared in advance.
To make-ahead, simply mix together the dry ingredients and store them in an airtight container until you’re ready to bake. When you’re ready to bake, combine the wet and dry ingredients and proceed with the recipe as written.
If you’ve already baked your bread and have leftovers, you can store them in an airtight container or resealable bag at room temperature for up to 3-4 days. The bread will remain soft and moist if you store it properly. If you prefer to keep it longer, you can freeze it for up to 3 months. Just make sure to wrap it tightly in plastic wrap or aluminum foil before placing it in the freezer.
When it comes to reheating, there are a few ways to do so. You can slice the bread into thick slices and toast them in the oven at 350°F for about 5-7 minutes until warmed through. Alternatively, you can microwave individual slices on high for 20-30 seconds until warm.
While reheating is an option, I find that this bread is just as delicious served at room temperature. So whether you’re making it ahead of time or storing leftovers, don’t forget about its natural tasty state!
Tips for Perfect Results
As a barista and baker, I have learned quite a few things about making the perfect bread. Here are some tips that will help you achieve the best results when making Mocha Java Bread.
Firstly, it is important to get your ingredient measurements right. Any slight variations can affect the texture and flavor of your bread. Make sure to use accurately measured cups or spoons when measuring out ingredients like flour, sugar, salt, and yeast.
It is also crucial to activate the yeast properly. Before mixing any ingredients, proof the active dry yeast by dissolving it in warm water with a pinch of sugar. The mixture should bubble after it sits for several minutes. If it doesn’t bubble, the yeast may be old or the water may have been too hot or too cold.
When choosing your flour, I highly recommend using bread flour instead of all-purpose flour. Bread flour has more gluten than all-purpose flour, which can give your bread a better rise and a chewier texture.
Another tip is to add any mix-ins like pecans or chocolate chips after the first kneading so that they don’t get overworked and lose their texture or flavor during baking.
One essential tip for beginners is to not be afraid of the dough. It’s okay if it seems sticky or wet at first. With practice and more experience, you’ll become more familiar with how to work with dough and know when it’s ready.
Lastly, be patient with your bread-making process. Don’t rush or skip any steps, as every step in this recipe contributes to the unique flavors and textures of this Mocha Java Bread. The dough should double in size during its rising time before being baked until golden brown. Letting it cool completely before slicing also ensures that the bread holds its shape and doesn’t crumble.
By following these tips and tricks, you’ll ensure that every slice of Mocha Java Bread you make will be perfect and delicious.
As a barista and avid baker, I know first-hand that recipes can sometimes leave us with burning questions. That’s why I’ve compiled some frequently asked questions to ensure your experience with this Mocha Java Bread recipe is seamless! Remember, there are no silly questions – only unanswered ones. So, let’s get started!
What is a Mocha Java?
Looking for a coffee blend that offers a unique and delicious flavor? Look no further than Mocha Java, which brings together two top-quality beans: Mocha from Yemen and Java Arabica from Indonesia. This multicultural fusion creates an exceptionally tasty experience for any coffee lover!
What is the origin of Mocha Java?
One of the most ancient coffee blends in the world is Mocha Java, which has been around since the 17th century. It is also known as Mokka Java or Moka Java, which typically contains a mix of Yemen’s Mocha beans and Indonesia’s Java beans.
There you have it, my fellow coffee enthusiasts, the recipe for the delicious Mocha Java Bread that will surely kickstart your day with its tantalizing aroma and rich flavors.
As a barista and a coffee lover, I cannot stress enough how important it is to start your day with a good cup of coffee. And what better way to compliment your morning joe than with a slice of this heavenly Mocha Java Bread?
With simple ingredients you might already have at home, you can whip up a batch of this savory bread in no time. Not only is it easy to make, but it also offers versatile ways for you to customize and tweak the recipe to fit your preferences.
Whether you enjoy it on its own or pair it with some butter or hazelnut spread, this bread will never disappoint. Its rich flavors will satisfy both your sweet tooth and caffeine cravings in one go.
So whether you’re looking for a twist on your traditional morning joe or want to indulge in some gluten-free breakfast bread, Mocha Java Bread is the answer. Start your day off right and treat yourself with this delectable recipe that’s hard not to love.
Mocha Java Bread Recipe
- 3/4 cup warm water (110 degrees F)
- 1 3/4 cups flour
- 1 tablespoon dry milk
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 1/2 tablespoons butter
- 1/4 cup rye flour
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar
- 1 egg
- 2 tablespoons instant mocha-flavored coffee powder
- 1/8 cup pecans, chopped
- 1/8 cup almonds, chopped
- 2 teaspoons active dry yeast
- Place ingredients in bread machine pan in the order suggested by the manufacturer.
- Select white bread setting.
- Push Start.
- Or to Bake Bread in Your Oven; select dough or manual cycle on your bread machine.
- Once the cycle is complete, shape dough and place in a greased loaf pan.
- Allow to rise in a warm spot until the dough has doubled in size.
- Bake in a preheated 350 degrees F oven for 35 to 45 minutes.
- Makes 1 - 1 pound loaf.