I made this bread as a snack for the kids before we headed out on Friday. It is adapted from a Taste of Home magazine.
Cinnamon Chocolate Chip Focaccia
12" dutch oven
6-6 1/2 cups flour
2 (1/4 oz.) pkgs. yeast
1 tsp. salt
2 cups warm water
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1/4 cup butter or margarine, melted
1/3 cup sugar
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2-1 cup chocolate chips
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
3-4 Tbs. milk
Dissolve the yeast in the warm water and allow to sit for 5 minutes. Add the salt and vegetable oil and enough flour to form a soft dough. Turn onto a floured surface and knead until smooth. Place in a greased bowl and allow to rise 1 hour.
Punch the dough down and divide in half. Pat each portion flat, cover and let stand 10 minutes. Press the dough into 2 well greased dutch ovens. Prick the top of the dough with a fork. Brush with butter. Combine the sugar and cinnamon and sprinkle over the dough. Top with chocolate chips. Let stand 10-15 minutes. Bake at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until lightly browned. Use 1 1/2 rings on top and 1 ring on the bottom. Remove from pans and cool on wire racks. Combine powdered sugar and enough milk to achieve a glaze consistency; drizzle over warm bread. Makes 2 round loaves.
The Finished Product
This was really good. I was hoping the chocolate chips would melt and leave little puddles of chocolate on the bread, but the chips kept their shape. My kids gobbled this up! Its a really good dessert bread. You could use nuts instead of the chocolate chips, or maybe even M & M's. Just use your imagination. This made a great snack for my kids. Grade B+.