Yes, once again I have spent a lazy Saturday morning bread baking, blogsurfing and generally pottering around in a quiet and peaceful house. I’ve drunk copious amounts of coffee, played with my next door neighbour’s new puppy, Perfect. Yes that is really his name, short for Perfect Paradise Mark II. Mark I was earmarked from the first litter 2 years ago by a hopeful four year old, but reality prevailed until recently, when Perfect II, the runt of the second litter, was finally adopted.
The thing is that the little runt everyone felt sorry for is now a big fat bruiser who bodes fair to rival his new little boy in his propensity for mischief. And they are only seven weeks and 6 years old, respectively. A match that is, dare I say it, Perfect!
I left the exhausted adventurer to sleep and came back home to check on my Chocolate Bread. I made it for my daughter who had her school performance of Joseph yesterday. My husband, on a rare day of working from home was able to attend the matinÃ©e with me, where he held my hand as I teared up and sobbed (semi-unobtrusively) from the opening number. I am now officially the most embarrassing mother at school. I am also the proudest, hence the chocolate bread treat.
She had a sleepover last night and a birthday party today, but chocolate bread should remind her that home is a good place to be too, and the enticing cocoa overtones are wafting beckoning fingers out the door already.
I’ve just tested it by toasting a slice, smearing it with homemade cream cheese, topping it with slices of ripe apricots and drizzling the whole with local heather honey. Mmmm! One more time. Just Perfect….
For the recipe check vkcb in the sidebar or click the Chocolate Bread link above.