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Buttermilk Chocolate Bread  Yield: 1 (12-slice) loaf  Prep time: 15 mins. Cook time: 55-65   Ready in 2hrs. +35 mins.

1 cup white sugar                                  1/2 cup cocoa powder

1/2 cup butter (1 stick)                          1/2 t. baking powder

2 eggs                                                  1/2 t. baking soda

1 cup buttermilk*                                  1/2 t. salt

1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour                   1/3 cup salt

1. Preheat oven @ 350 F. Grease bottom only 8×4 or 9×5-inch loaf pan.  In a mixing bowl, combine butter & sugar; blend well. Add eggs one after each other until well blended. Stir in buttermilk. NOTE: @ this point the batter will look curdle it’s okay.

2. Add flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda, & salt; stir just until dry ingredients are moistened. Stir in nuts. Pour into greased pan.

3. Bake @ 350F for 55-65 mins or until toothpick or cake tester comes out clean. Cool 15 minutes; remove from pan. Cool 1 hour or until completely cooled. Wrap tightly & store in the refrigerator.

Tip: * To substitute for buttermilk, use 1 T. vinegar or lemon juice plus milk to make 1 cup.

Extra step (optional) Sprinkle chocolate chips on top of loaf before baking. I melted white chocolate chips and drizzle it across the top.