Chocolate Bread/Rolls | Happy 2014!

by simplylife on January 2, 2014

I know, I know.  It’s the start of a New Year and one of your resolutions is to “eat healthier.”

I 100% support you. I hope everyone feels their absolute best in 2014 and takes the best care of themselves they possibly can.

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However, I find personally, I feel my best when I’m savoring all things in moderation.  When I take a moment to realize how fortunate I am to be eating a salad filled with healthy produce, when I truly thank the hosts for going out of their way to prepare the feast before us, and when I slowly nibble on the decadent dessert before me.

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This chocolate bread falls in the latter category. I’ve had it in my mind to make since my husband surprised me with the cookbook, Jerusalem.  While I think it is meant for the dessert category, we definitely enjoyed this as a decadent brunch one morning.

And when eaten slowly with your favorite company and balanced out with your daily servings of fruits and veggies, I would definitely say this is part of a healthy lifestyle. ;)

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Again, this recipe was adapted from Jerusalem; I also used this post from The Patterned Plate.  I made one loaf of bread and then sliced the other half into 12 pieces and baked them together in a 9×11″ baking dish to make rolls.

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I can’t think of a better bite to bring in 2014!

~What resolutions have you made for 2014?

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  • itzyskitchen

    Wow! That looks amazing. I agree- moderation is key. My goals are to: 1. run a new race (either distance or type (i.e. trail race)), 2. continue to donate blood every 8 weeks, 3. do something else to donate time or money

    • Simply Life

      Good for you to be donating blood!

  • Julie Anonymous

    That looks divine! And it is like you say good to eat everything in moderation :) Over Christmas, I went over to granny’s to catch up over a cuppa, and she had made this amazing plaited bun-cake called “klippekrans”, We had it soon after it had come out of the oven with some icing and chopped nuts – amazing! I can imagine you had a similar experience with this bread :) ;) Happy new year! I wish you and yours all the best for 2014! x J
    http://julesthenorweegie.blogspot.co.uk/

    • http://www.simplylifeblog.com/ Simply Life

      Oh that sounds delicious!

  • Mom

    Oh, this definitely looks wonderful and needs to be bookmarked !!! I love your versatility with recipes :) I am having a hard time eating my chocolate, carmel and walnut short bread dessert in front of me now though…ha ha

  • http://www.andreaswellnessnotes.com/ Andrea@WellnessNotes

    The bread looks delicious! And I totally agree with you, there is certainly room for treats in a healthy diet!

    I don’t make resolutions but refocus on making healthy choices every day.

    Wishing you a happy & healthy 2014!

  • http://whatisbakinginthebarbershop.blogspot.com/ Colleen

    This is beautiful! Wowee. It looks so impressive, but I bet it tastes even better! :)

  • http://megan-deliciousdishings.blogspot.com/ Megan

    That bread is gorgeous. I’ve been eyeing that Jerusalem recipe for a while and still need to make it. Happy New Year!

  • http://www.wearenotmartha.com wearenotmartha

    I totally agree with moderation and think a slice or two of this chocolate bread is the most perfect way to practice it! Happy New Year :)

    Sues

  • Deepa

    Happy new year to you. The chocolate roll cake looks simply delicious and mouthwatering.
    Deepa

  • http://www.confessionsofachocoholic.com/ Bianca Garcia

    Happy New Year! I definitely agree that it’s best to start the eyar with something sweet, and everything in moderation, including chocolate and desserts, is the key to a healthy lifestyle.

  • http://www.lawyerloveslunch.com/ Lawyer Loves Lunch

    I agree, chocolate and bread are definitely part of a healthy, happy life! I’ve read so many great things about the Jerusalem cookbook and can’t wait to get my hands on a copy!

  • http://www.bitesizedthoughts.com/ Kari

    I’m definitely for healthy with chocolate included :) Happy new year!

  • yummychunklet

    What delicious looking rolls.

  • Meri

    Oh man I don’t know what I was thinking opening up your blog right before lunch… there is no way anything I could find around here or what I brought from home will compare to that! Mmmm. Happy New Year!

    • http://www.simplylifeblog.com/ Simply Life

      :)

  • decocinasytacones

    Happy New Year Gina.Wish you all the best with your favourite company.
    Love from Spain
    Marialuisa

    • http://www.simplylifeblog.com/ Simply Life

      Thank you! I hope the same for you!

  • Kim of Mo’Betta

    This bread looks amazing! Happy New Year! And I haven’t really made any resolutions this year….just trying to keep on keepin’ on!

  • Amy (Savory Moments)

    This bread looks awesome! I have heard great things about this cookbook. I am not really a resolutions person, but I do set goals for myself throughout the year.

  • http://joanne-eatswellwithothers.com/ Joanne (eats well with others)

    I’m an all things in moderation kind of gal also. And eating a loaf of this is the kind of moderation I’d like to practice.

  • Karen (Back Road Journal)

    I agree with your thinking…a little bit of goodness in our life is never bad. This chocolate bread sounds wonderful.

  • Liz @ Tip Top Shape

    I completely agree about balanced diets. Life is no fun if you give up all the good things!

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