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Sep 22, 2006 03:33 AM

Chocolate bread, not very sweet, looks like pumpernickel loaf.

OK, another bread question. (My body's probably craving carbs as the weather cools.) About a year ago I bought a delicious loaf of chocolate-cherry bread by La Brea at the Star Market on Beacon St. in Somerville. Not like banana / muffin-ish bread, but a straight-up loaf like marble rye. Since then I've been unable to find this particular bread, or a comparable loaf of non-pastry/non-desserty chocolate bread. Any sightings?

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  1. Clear Flour Bakery in Allston used to make a good one...

    1. No help to you now but Boston Bread in Coolidge Corner made choc. bread. I miss that place. Does Hi Rise make that?

      1. i dunno either, but i suspect it's the sort of thing hi-rise would make, at least on occasion. there's a stall in the nyc greenmarket in union sq. that's got great chocolate bread.

        failing all that, the beth hensperger recipe for chocolate bread also works pretty well.

        1. "When Pigs Fly" Bakery does an awesome chocolate bread that is available in their York, ME outlet. The last time I was there, one of the employees told me that they also sell their bread (whole, unsliced) at South Station on Wednesdays.

          Hannaford's Supermarket also carries their own chocolate bread.

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          1. re: Jana

            Here is their website. You can order online. I have done this and was very pleased with the product. They also sell a kit to make their chocolate bread.


            1. re: Jana

              I was going to suggest you try "When Pigs Fly" at the South Station Farmer's Market too. A friend brought me a loaf of their mango bread yesterday and was raving about the chocolate bread too. The mango is just like you describe - not like a sweet, cakey quick bread - regular bread studded with chopped fruit. (He also brought two kinds of candy-like cherry tomatoes that still had that earthy straight-off-the vine-flavor...grab 'em if you see them when you're there!)

            2. Zingermans Bakehouse, based in Ann Arbor, MI makes the most delicious chocolate cherry bread I've ever had. They also make sourdough twists with chunks of dark chocolate...yum.

              They ship just about anywhere, website below: