One slow Saturday morning, I decided I wanted to make a citrus chocolate something. Orange and chocolate has always been one of my favorite chocolate combinations. Something about the combination of the citrusy acidity and the creamy cocoa tastes so complex and rich. I googled a bunch of recipes and this simple one from My Baking Addiction caught my eye.
- 1 1/2 cup of all purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon of baking powder
- 1 teaspoon of ground ginger
- 1 cup of granulated sugar
- 2 large eggs (lightly beaten)
- 1/4 cup of vegetable oil
- 1 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract (I actually skipped this because, like I said, I don’t own baking things)
- 1 cup of milk
- zest of 1 orange (I would probably do zest of 2 oranges next time)
- 3/4 cup of dark chocolate chunks
First, preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Then mix together the dry stuff (flour, baking powder, and ground ginger). Separately, mix together the wet stuff (sugar, eggs, oil, milk, and orange zest). Combine the two bowls and then fold in the chocolate chunks.
The bread is more dense than I imagined, almost a little chewy like a mochi. It wasn’t very sweet at all and had a nice light citrus flavor. The semi-sweet chocolate mostly sank to the bottom… not sure how to keep it up. Regardless, still tasted great. I would have liked a stronger orange flavor so will add more zest next time. Easy peasy!