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peanut butter buckwheat bread

Peanut Butter Bread with Chocolate Sauce

  • Author: Paula Montenegro
  • Prep Time: 15
  • Cook Time: 45
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x
  • Category: Quick Bread
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American

Description

Peanut Butter Bread with Chocolate Sauce: my eternal love for this traditional flavor pairing had me adding chocolate sauce to a slice of peanut butter bread. Couldn't help it. And good thing I did because it took an otherwise nice, simple quick bread to the next level. And this loaf freezes wonderfully, of course.


Ingredients

Scale

For the peanut butter bread:

  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup buckwheat flour (or use all white)
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup butter (at room tº)
  • ½ cup of sugar
  • ¼ cup of brown sugar
  • ¾ cup smooth peanut butter
  • 1 egg, at room t*
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup milk

For the chocolate sauce:

  • ½ cup whipping cream
  • ½ cup (115g) unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons light corn syrup
  • 8oz (225g) semisweet chocolate, chopped or chocolate chips
  • ½ teaspoon  vanilla extract

Instructions

For the peanut butter bread:

  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF. Grease a 9x5 inch loaf pan.
  2. Beat butter until creamy, add both sugar gradually beating all the time, until the mixture is light and fluffy.
  3. Add egg and beat for a minute. Then add peanut butter and vanilla. Mix well.
  4. Add both flours, baking powder and salt in 3 additions alternating with milk in 2 additions.
  5. Pour into pan and bake for about 40 minutes, or until a tester comes out dry.
  6. Let cool on wire rack and serve with sauce.

For the chocolate sauce:

  1. Put chocolate and vanilla in a bowl.
  2. Heat cream, butter and corn syrup over medium heat and bring it to a simmer.
  3. Add this hot mixture over the chocolate, wait 2 minutes and start mixing it with a whisk until it’s smooth and shiny.

Notes

Add-ins: Chocolate chips: add a half cup, semisweet or white, to the batter for a double dose of chocolate. Pecans: add a half cup chopped nuts to the batter or sprinkle them on top before baking.

Make-ahead and freeze: I like to have loaves of this bread for breakfast toast. Bake it, let it cool completely, cut it in slices and wrap in a plastic bag or saran wrap.

Keywords: peanut butter bread