How to Make Chocolate Coffee Sourdough Bread

Learn how to make this delicious chocolate sourdough bread with coffee!

Why You'll Love This Recipe

•Decadent, but not too sweet. •Double chocolate with cocoa powder and chocolate chunks. •Coffee and chocolate combo adds an earthy, bittersweet flavor.


•Bread flour •Whole wheat flour •Sourdough starter •Water •Coffee •Cocoa powder •Salt •Granulated sugar •Dark chocolate chunks

1. Bloom the Cocoa Powder

Blooming the cocoa powder will let you use less of it by bringing out more chocolate flavor! Brew a cup of hot coffee and pour over the cocoa powder and sugar.

2. Autolyse

Mix the flours, hot mocha mixture, and warm water together. Cover and set aside for an hour.

3. Add the Starter

Add the sourdough starter (or levain) to the bowl. Dimple in the bubbly starter and stretch and fold it in until incorporated. Rest for 30 mins.

4. Mix in the Salt

Sprinkle in the salt and stretch and fold it into the dough until it smooths out some and all of the salt is dissolved.

5. Bulk Fermentation

In a warm location, bulk fermentation will take another 5-6 hours total. At the end, the dough will double in size, smooth out, and be full of bubbles.

Adding in the Chocolate Chunks

After the first 30 minutes, stretch and fold in the chocolate chunks into the dough. Repeat a few stretch and folds a couple of more times every 30 minutes.

6. Shape and Overnight Proof

Once the dough has doubled in size, shape it and place into a banneton or proofing basket. Cover and place in the refrigerator overnight.

7. Bake

The next day, score the bread with a sharp blade and bake at 500ºF (260ºC) for 20mins in a Dutch oven with the lid on and at 450ºF (232ºC) with the lid off for 15 minutes.

Cool and Enjoy!

Cool for at least an hour before slicing. Serve the chocolate sourdough bread with butter, raspberry jam, cream cheese, or even the best chocolate sourdough french toast!

Learn more!

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