Monday, November 14, 2011

chocolate chip loaf


This month of the secret recipe club I was assigned the blog Lavender and Lime  Lavender and Lime is written by Tandy who is one cool, eco-conscience, fearless foodie in the kitchen.  She is super adventurous and if my family would join me in a more adventurous meal I would have tried to tackle one of her many incredibly delicious dishes she features.  Tandy tries to cook and buy local and organic which has been a goal for my family in 2011.  Tandy is also very involved and recognized in the food blog community.  I spent several hours reading through posts on her blog.  She really inspired me to push my boundaries in the kitchen.  I was planning on making her roasted vegetables but, then I saw she said her go to cake in one of her posts.  Go to cake?  I was intrigued and I needed to know about this go to cake.  I understand why this is a go to cake for Tandy.  Not only is it absolutely delicious but, it is versatile in term of add ins and how you bake/serve it.  I made mine as a loaf and served it as part of a brunch.  The next day I thought yum that cake would be awesome as a late afternoon snack with a cup of tea.  Tea pot on and I go to grab a slice of cake and it is poof gone!  My husband ate it for breakfast.  Tandy's go to cake did not last 24 hours in this house.  I know this will be requested and baked again in my kitchen. 

Happy Monday and thank you Lavender and Lime and Secret Recipe Club for another fun month.



chocolate chip loaf

125g butter (1 stick plus 1 tablespoon); room temperature
2 teaspoons vanilla bean paste
1 cup sugar
3 eggs
30g ground almond meal
35g self raising flour, sifted
100g cake flour, sifted
80g sour cream
1 cup chocolate chips

Preheat the oven to 325.  Prepare a loaf pan by spraying with butter/flour baking spray. 

Beat the butter, vanilla and sugar until light and fluffy ~5 minutes.  Add 1 egg at a time, beating until just combined between additions.  Stir in the almond meal and half of the sifted flour and half of the sour cream.  Mix until combined.  Stir in the balance of the flour and sour cream.  Stir in the chips.

Pour the mixture into the loaf tin.  Bake for ~60-75 minutes.  The loaf should be golden and split on top.  It took 75 minutes in my oven.


20 comments:

Kitchen Belleicious said...

As if the previous dobos torte wasn't enough you go and do this:) I love this bread- what a great SRC pick- so yummy and perfect for the kids- great job

Foodiva said...

That chocolate chip loaf looks really tempting. I've been perusing through your blog and have been admiring your posts over the past few weeks because I was assigned here for the SRC. I chose to make your Ding Dong cake recipe and it was delicious! Thanks for the inspiration!

Patsyk said...

I can see why this one would disappear so quickly - it looks delicious!

Love your SRC post!

Chefanie Frasco said...

Now that looks good! I guess we both had loaves on our mind. :) Go and make some pumpkin bread! You will be happy you did.

sweetcarolinescooking.com said...

What a great recipe to re-create. This bread is stunning! Looks so moist and delicious. x

Lesa @Edesia's Notebook said...

Yum, looks fantastic. Great choice!

Miz Helen said...

A nice slice of this Chocolate Chip Loaf would sure be good with my afternoon tea. This is a great pick for the SRC! Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful week.
Miz Helen
http://mizhelenscountrycottage.blogspot.com/2011/11/brussels-sprouts-salad-with-warm-bacon.html

Ally Garner said...

Thank you Allison for stopping by my blog earlier & leaving such a lovely comment. I'm so glad you did because I'm loving perusing your site. I'm in awe of your Dobos Torte and the chocolate chip loaf looks divine. I love the addition of the sour cream. I bet that keeps the loaf moist. I use sour cream in my pound cake & it adds such a great flavor. I've bookmarked this one & can't wait to make it before Christmas! Thank you for sharing :)

Erin said...

Looks wonderful! It wouldn't last very long in my house either! =o)

Lisa~~ said...

Thank you for your kind words on my daughter, her feather and my aloo tikki. Your cake looks wonderful and it wouldn't last long in our home either.

If you haven't already, I'd love for you to check out my group 'A' SRC recipe this month: Pork Belly Soup with Collard Greens.

Lisa~~
Cook Lisa Cook

Julie said...

What a delicious recipe!! Beautiful pictures, too. SRC is so fun.

Amy said...

Looks delicious! So fun to be in SRC with you!

Tina (PinayInTexas) said...

You did a great job on that chocolate chip loaf! It looks perfect! Wish I could have a slice right now!

Trisha said...

Its the best compliment to have something you've made get gobbled up like this. I'm looking forward to trying this.

lavender & lime said...

I really like your adaption and will give it a try :) Thanks for your very kind words, Tandy

Aimee said...

That's a great choice for SRC. I think I can smell it too, mmmmmm

Amy said...

Great choice!

If you haven't already, I'd love it if you'd check out my SRC recipe for Crockpot Apple-Cinnamon Oatmeal.

That Girl said...

I need a go-to cake!

Jo said...

I am thinking I could go for a cup of tea and a slice of this loaf, looks great!

Jamie said...

This looks really yummy. I am going to have to add it to my need to try list.

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