Don’t bake this bread in the machine.
2 1/2 teaspoon active dry yeast
3 cups bread flour
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa
1/4 cup butter, softened
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup warm milk
Add ingredients to machine in order listed. When dough is ready, remove, shape, let rise for 40 minutes or until doubled in size, and bake at 375 for 20 to 25 minutes. Makes 1 loaf.
This bread is great with chocolate butter.
Chocolate Butter for Chocolate Bread:
4 tablespoons butter
1 oz. semisweet chocolate
Melt chocolate, set aside to cool. Cream butter, beat in cooled chocolate. Pour into 4 small ramekins and chill until firm. You may use butter molds-refrigerate for 20 minutes, then pop out and store in plastic bag. Great with chocolate bread or with warm brioche or croissants.