I like to express my affection for others through baking. After all, the way’s to a person’s heart is through his or her stomach, right?
I find this is true almost all of the time (though I wouldn’t suggest serving your new significant other anything with too much garlic or too many beans, at least until you’re more comfortable with each other).
One way I like to show people that I love them is by baking my absolute favorite recipes – and then giving them away. Trust me – if I’m giving away this Chocolate Peanut Butter Swirl Bread
, which combines my two favorite flavors in the whole world, and don’t even sneak a bite from it, you know I care.
This recipe is fantastic as an edible gift to a friend, neighbor, co-worker, spouse, whomever! You can bake one large loaf or in mini loaf form, wrap it up and send it away. And yes – you have to send it away (if you double the recipe though, you can keep a loaf for yourself!).
You can even make them as muffins to share with a larger crowd – just be sure to lessen the baking time by about half and keep an eye on them. A toothpick inserted in the center that comes out clean is the tell-tale sign they’re done.
I don’t know about you, but any time I try something with chocolate and peanut butter swirled together, it instantly brightens my mood. This bread is indulgent, sure, but it’s not too heavy or rich. The chocolate is subtle, and the peanut butter swirl on top adds just a touch of extra sweetness, but nothing drastic.
The next time you want to show someone how much you care, bake them this bread. You can fall in love with it together.Stephanie (aka Girl versus Dough) joined Tablespoon to share her adventures in the kitchen. Check out Stephanie’s Tablespoon member profile and keep checking back for her own personal recipes on Tablespoon