3/18/13

Lunes de Chocolate-Chocolate Mondays

Chocolate Tea Bread with Orange Cream Cheese Filling

Hola amigos! How was your weekend? I hope it was full of green fun on St. Patrick's Day Celebration and anticipation for the arrival of Spring in a few days!
Before we get on with our recipe today, I wanted to let you know that due to the high amount of  "spam" I'm getting in the shape of anonymous comments I've stopped that option from the blog. I love to hear from you guys...but I hate those spammers filling up my mail with useless junk.

My recipe today starts with the story that unfolded  47 years ago..there was a young lady walking behind her mother's kitchen writing down eagerly every single recipe and cooking tip she could get her from her. That was my mother taking notes from a great cook, mi "abuelita, my grandma". Oh I miss her cooking and I miss her...but back to my mom. She did all this before she got married..now guess who has the notebook with my grandma's recipes and tips for a good meal...I Do! yes! Scored Big Time...my mom gave it to me, when I got married and it has been with me ever since. It's one of my most valuable possessions, she wrote some notes too so I think I have the best of both of them. There I found this recipe for Chocolate Tea Bread, still don't know why it's called that way...but that was how  my grandma's/mom called this bread and I'm sticking to it, lol.
Here is the recipe:
Chocolate Tea Bread with Orange Cream Cheese Filling

Chocolate Tea Bread
1 Cup Walnuts
2 Cups Biscuit Mix
3/4 Cup Hot Orange juice
2 Squares Semi-Sweet Chocolate
2/3 Cup Sugar
1 Egg
1 Tsps Vanilla extract



Heat Oven at 350 degrees, grease and flour a loaf pan. In a food processor finely chop the walnuts, empty into a large bowl and add biscuit mix. Mix the remaining ingredients until smooth ( you could also put them in a blender, I did)
Add this to the biscuit and walnut mix until everything is moistened. Pour in the prepared pan and bake for 40-45 minutes until a knife or toothpick comes out clean. Let it cool for 5 minutes before removing from the pan and placing the loaf on a  cooling in a rack. Serve with Orange Cream Cheese Filling

Orange Cream Cheese Filling.

1/2 cup Orange marmalade
8 ounces room temperature Cream Cheese. 
Process both ingredients until they are smooth, refrigerate unused portion and use on toast or bagels too!
Listo,

I got to say what I love about this bread is that is crispy in the outside and soft in the inside

The orange cream cheese melts the minute you put it on a slice of freshly baked bread enhancing the orange and chocolate flavors in it!

I'm a coffee drinker in the winter and fall and a tea lover for spring and summer, but this bread with go great with either of my favorite drinks...and even a hot cup of cocoa!

And if you don't have cream cheese and orange marmalade handy...butter, honey or syrup are always excellent alternatives!

This is my chocolate recipe for this Monday my friends I hope you get around to make it for your family and enjoy it as we've been enjoying it for generations now! With this recipe, I want to emphasize more than ever than everything tastes better with a Pinch or Love as my parents just celebrated their anniversary #47!

Besitos,
Lizy

18 comments:

  1. Hi Lizy, it's so nice to meet you! Your bread looks so scrumptious especially with the yummy spread. How perfect with a cup of tea.

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  2. I'm your newest follower *_*.

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  3. Yummy! I definitely have to try this!

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    1. Thank you Leia...I think It came as good as my mom's! :0)

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  4. Lizy, this looks delicious! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

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    1. Thank You Cindy for your kind visit and comment!

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  5. This looks yummy! A couple of weeks ago I shared my Starbuck's recipe for Chocolate Cinnamon Bread.... Oh Girl! If you like this... You will LOVE that recipe. :)

    ~Liz

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  6. Oh, my Lord! This looks so good and do you know what you're doing to me this morning? My mouth is watering for some of that delish looking bread.
    be a sweetie and thank you for popping in to see me.
    Shelia ;)

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  7. Love the sound of this one! I could eat just the orange/cream cheese sauce! You should bring this over to Tumbleweed Contessa's - What'd You Do This Weekend? It would be a great hit!
    http://www.tumbleweedcontessa.com/blog/whatd-you-do-this-weekend-7/

    Have a great week,
    Linda

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    1. Thank You Linda! You know I love to stop by your party...will hop over! Thank You so much!

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  8. Hi Lizy,
    Oh my, does this ever look good! What a treat with Orange cream cheese. I love chocolate and orange together, and I adore your teapot; it's darling! This is a wonderful post and thank you for sharing at my HOME. Have a beautiful day and Happy Spring!

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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  9. My oh my, this does look delicious! Just what I need with my tea. And I believe chocolate fixes almost anything!

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  10. Oh wow, this looks great! Thanks for sharing. Stopping by from Red Fly Creations :)

    RamblingReed.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank You Andrea!Have a great weekend!

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  11. Oh my goodness you are so trying to kill me today! That really does look mouth watering!

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  12. This combo sounds great. Thanks for sharing these at Two Cup Tuesday at Pint Sized Baker.

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  13. My mouth is watering....'nuff said! haha! Thanks so much for sharing this at the FESTIVE FRIDAY FIESTA Link Party!!! This looks so scrumptious!

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    1. Thank You so much Homegirl!Glad you liked it!

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