Here in Ohio we are in the middle of a snow storm…so what better time to share an easy and so good recipe for something chocolate? This Starbucks Chocolate Cinnamon Bread is not too sweet and has the perfect texture. I confess I have never had the real thing because we don’t have a Starbucks where I live…but if this version is even close to the real thing you are in for a treat.
Couple of things. First, I couldn’t find dutch cocoa. I googled it to see what the difference was but found conflicting opinions. So I just used my regular Hershey’s cocoa. It worked beautifully and the chocolate taste is amazing. Second, I totally forgot about the topping until the bread was in the oven. I grabbed it out after about 10 minutes and sprinkled sanding sugar on the loaves. It gave them just enough sparkle and a little crunch too.
This particular recipe is found right on the Starbucks website. It comes and goes from the restaurants so most of the time it’s not available. So you have the perfect reason to make it right at home. (Ha! As if you needed a reason.)
I hope you all had a perfect New Year’s Day. Mine was spent taking down Christmas and just hanging out. As much as I love the holidays and all that goes with them, I’m always glad when they are behind me. Onward to 2014.