Marble Bread Bar

MARBLE BREAD, for me, has a unique charm and elegance of all the breads in the world. Rightaway, eyes are catched with the beautiful swirl of white and brown combination of vanilla and chocolate bread in one loaf. Making a Marble Bread may seem to be difficult to make but it is just simply a blend of basic vanilla cake batter.

Anyway, I am overcoming my frustration of not accomplishing my goal of writing at least thrice a week. It really demands a lot of determination,self-disciple, fatigue and time to sit and write. It may sound as an excuse, but let me. It’s just hard to manage being a wife, mom, entrepreneur, student (yeah, I’m back to school, taking up masters). But my soul really loves to write, though I am not even a good writer. So now, I’m jumping back slowly to what I really want to do, cooking and writing.

MARBLE BREAD

2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup white sugar
1/2 cup butter, softened
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup milk
2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a 9 inch round pan.

Place flour, baking powder, salt, sugar, butter or margarine, eggs, vanilla, and milk into mixing bowl. Beat slowly to moisten, then beat with an electric mixer at medium speed for about 2 minutes until smooth. Reserve 3/4 cup batter; pour the remainder into pan.

Stir cocoa into the 3/4 cup reserved batter. Drop by spoonfuls over top of white batter. Using a knife, swirl the cocoa batter into the white batter to incorporate it in a marble effect.

Bake in preheated oven for 30 to 35 minutes, until an inserted wooden pick comes out clean.

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