Thursday, March 19, 2015

Winnie the Pooh's Chocolate Tea Bread

There's a little bitty cookbook in the children's section at the library, Winnie the Pooh's Teatime Cookbook.  And years ago I discovered a delicious chocolate tea bread in it. I thought I'd make it for Easter ahead of time, but the recipe wasn't in my box, and I could not find it online anywhere. So, here it is, in the interests of deliciousness:

Chocolate Tea Bread

2 sticks butter
1 1/4 c. sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
2 eggs
1 c. cocoa
1 c. plain yogurt
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt
1 3/4 c. flour
4 oz. chocolate chips

Cream butter, sugar and vanilla till light and fluffy. Add eggs one at a time, mixing rapidly. Gently mix in cocoa, yogurt, b. powder, soda and salt, then mix in flour*. Lastly, stir in the chips. Put into greased and floured 9x5 loaf pan and bake about an hour at 350 F. Leave in pan to cool with a towel over it. 

*and for the love of Mike, Pete, or whoever - put on your reading glasses so you know to put in one and three quarters cups of flour, not one and one quarter cups (which is what I did - well, it'll just be more fudgy, right?)! I'm writing out this recipe in large letters ASAP.

by the way - the illustrations are by Ernest H. Shepard.

1 comment:

  1. oh what a lovely little book! put it on my 'save for later' list on amazon to remember it! :))) I hope to do some early - Easter baking next week! I have plans for lots of chocolate chip cookies! Now that I am teaching Sunday school... well I must not disappoint :)))))