Cocoa powder and chocolate chip morsels flavors this moist and dense bread. Baking it in a can gives it a fun, rustic, and simple presentation.
The inspiration for this bread came from Trisha Yearwood of the Food Network. She baked raisin bread in cans to give away as gifts on one of her shows. I loved the simplicity and rustic presentation. I decided to borrow her idea, but used my own bread recipe. It’s chocolaty, dense, and lip-smacking good.
Incidentally, this would have been the perfect opportunity to empty out that can of lasagna I inadvertently asked my husband to pick up at the grocery store if I hadn’t JUST thought of it. Don’t you hate it when you accidentally write “canned lasagna” when you meant to write “canned carrots” on the shopping list? We were both equally baffled by the item's presence when my husband came home. Believe me, it would make perfect sense if I explained my train of thought at the time. But let’s not make a short story long.
Anyway, make this the next time you want to say “thinking of you” or “thank you” or “just because” or “I’m hungry” or “I’m bored”.