• Preparation Time 15 minutes + 40 minutes rising
  • Baking Time 20 minutes
  • Makes 1 large loaf
  • Freezing Excellent

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Ingredients

  • Dough
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 cup milk, room temperature
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 3 cups Robin Hood® Best For Bread Homestyle White Flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3 tbsp sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp bread machine yeast
  • Filling
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder, sifted
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • Topping
  • 1/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips, melted
  • 2 tbsp icing sugar (optional)

Serving Size: 1 large loaf

Directions

Serving Size: 1 large loaf

  • Dough: Beat egg in measuring cup. Add milk to make 1 1/3 cups (325 mL). Add butter.
  • Prepare dough in bread machine according to manufacturer's directions.
  • Roll out on lightly floured board to 24" x 8" (60 x 20 cm) rectangle. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Filling: Combine all ingredients for filling. Spread over dough, leaving a 1" (2.5 cm) border around edges. Roll up tightly, jelly roll fashion from longer side. Seal ends. Place seam side down on prepared baking sheet. Shape into a heart.
  • Cover with tea towel and let rise in warm place (75°-85°F/24°-29°C) until doubled (30 to 40 minutes).
  • Preheat oven to 400°F (200°C).
  • Bake 15 to 20 minutes. Remove from baking sheet immediately. Cool on wire rack. Drizzle melted chocolate over cooled bread. Just before serving, dust with icing sugar, if desired.

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