February 18, 2011

Chocolate and Walnut Loaf

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For all practical purposes this is a cake. Except that it is made in a loaf pan to give an appearance of a loaf of bread. We love this here at home, made it plenty of times and just can't seem to get enough of it.
The chocolate on top adds to the decadence and the sensual aspect of this loaf, you could totally omit this if you watching what you eat.
Adding oil instead of butter yields a very moist cake, whereas you can't beat the buttery taste when you add the latter. I don't care that much for the buttery goodness, so I add any neutral tasting oil to it.
Ahem, I could write more... but really, if you will excuse me, I need to get back to eating my slice... :)
Happy viewing!

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Chocolate and Walnut Loaf

Ingredients:

Whole wheat pastry flour - 2 cups
Sugar - 1/2 cup
Baking powder - 1/2 tsp
Baking soda - 1/2 tsp
Egg - 1
Skim milk - 3/4 cup
Vegetable Oil/Butter - 1/3 cup
Vanilla - 1 tsp
Semi sweet chocolate chips - 6 oz.
Chopped walnut - 1/2 cup
Melted chocolate - To drizzle on top

Method:

Preheat oven to 350F.

Cream together butter and sugar together using a hand/stand mixer. Add egg and vanilla and beat well.
Sift together baking soda, powder and flour.
Add the flour mixture and milk alternating between the both till everything is combined.
Fold in the chopped walnuts and chocolate chips.

Transfer the mixture onto a greased loaf pan and bake at 350F for about 45-55 min.

Check if the loaf is done using a toothpick. Insert it into the middle. It should come out clean.

Let it cool on a wire rack and then drizzle melted chocolate on top. The top of the loaf will be cracked a little bit. It is normal.

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35 comments:

  1. this looks delicious with nuts and chocolate

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  2. OMG! What a wonderful looking loaf. Wish I was there when it was being prepared.

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  3. Oh wow--looks heavenly! Chocolate and nuts are a delicious pair for sure :-)

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  4. wow..looks very nice...love to have a slice of it..

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  5. Nice to see you back. Loaf looks wonderful with the addition of nuts!

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  6. Tempting and delicious bread loaf

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  7. wow what a yummy loaf.....

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  8. this looks so tempting..i would say this is one gorgeous looking loaf:)

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  9. Nice to see you back!Loaf looks delicious with nutsand chocolate! nice click!

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  10. Yum. Hope you have kept a piece for me? or is everything over? Love the combo and the yummy click

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  11. Tempting and yummy...

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  12. Looks divine. Love to have some.

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  13. Now that is one beautiful loaf of bread!!!!!!

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  16. Welldone anudivya, you really make such a delicious cake. I really like your creativity in this recipe. It looks superb.. Very well presentation. Seems to be so yummy !!!
    Thanks for sharing it’s recipe.. I can also try it now in my home…

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  17. Looks interesting. What do you serve it with? Or is it a dish on its own?

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  18. Welcome back Anu! How is the lil' one doing? Loaf looks moist. I love how oil makes it really moist!

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  19. wonderful recipe.....you have a nice blog here....will try this

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  20. :-) this is very naughty recipe - hopefully I'll ry it very soon. Greetings and I'm happy I ran on your blog

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  21. Looks tempting with melted choc on top :)

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  22. Deadly, decadent, delicious :)
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  23. Loaf looks so tempting !!!

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  24. very yummy ! happy to come across a healthy food blog !

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  25. My first time visit to your blog.... absolutely lovely recipes, ideas and healthy eating!! My kind of food... the cake looks soft and crumbly... love your Edamame vadas the best:)

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  26. looks amazingly mouthwatering..tempting n yummy..
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    Sanyukta
    http://creativesanyukta.blogspot.com/

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  27. looks so tempting and delicious... love the chocolate drizzle over the loaf. First time on your blog... happy to follow you !!

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  28. What a delicious looking pics! Thanks a lot for sharing.

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  30. Looks Delecious but full of calories.

    Thanks
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    Roger

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  31. This looks really yummy.I really like the way you narrated the complete cooking process.I was searching for some blogs based on fast food cooking.All the ingredients are easy to obtain.Great work.

    Thanks
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    Roger

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  32. Wow, what a beauty... your red velvet loaf is simply tempting and enticing. The amazing soft chocolate along with the combination of the tasty loaf makes it equally picturesque. Loved it.

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  33. I love chocolate! Happy to follow u!

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