Pumpkin Chocolate Bread Recipe by The Daily Meal Contributors
Step 1: Preheat oven to 350 F. Butter and flour a 9 x 5 inch non-stick loaf pan.
2nd step: In a mixing bowl, combine 1 3/4 cups unbleached all-purpose flour, 1 teaspoon of baking powder, 1 teaspoon of baking soda, 1 1/2 teaspoon of pie spice pumpkin and 1/2 teaspoon of salt. Mix.
Step 3: With an electric mixer, beat 1/2 cup unsalted butter until softened. Add 1 1/4 cups of sugar and continue beating. Add 3 eggs and beat until combined.
Step 4: Add 1 cup canned pumpkin, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract and the flour mixture, beating just until combined.
Step 5: In a double boiler over medium-high heat, melt 4 ounces of semi-sweet or sweet and sour chocolate (cut into pieces). Heat until completely melted, about 5 minutes. (Or melt in a glass bowl in the microwave for about 1 1/2 to 2 minutes, or until completely melted and smooth).
Step 6: Pour half of the dough into the bread pan. Drop half spoonfuls of the chocolate mixture on top of the dough, then swirl the chocolate into the dough with a wooden skewer. Repeat with the rest of the batter and chocolate, making sure to mix the chocolate well into the pumpkin.
Step 7: Bake bread for about 1 hour or until a toothpick comes out clean in the center. Let the bread cool for at least 15 minutes, then turn it over on a wire rack. Serve sliced warm or at room temperature.