So, I've been 24 hours without the internet due to an outage in my area. Thank God things just came back on line a short time ago, because I was about to go crazy.
A little while back, I came across a post by Peabody that had a seriously yummy chocolate bread recipe in it, and she used the bread to make a Rocky Road bread pudding. It looked amazing. Despite being down with a bug, I made the bread yesterday. Called Guatemalan Hot Chocolate Bread, you can read the post and find the recipe here.
My bread dough didn't turn out great; there seemed to not be enough liquid so I had to add more. But in the end, I wound up with a decent loaf that smelled pretty amazing. Taste-wise, it's not a sweet bread at all (at least mine wasn't) but it had a very rich flavour.
I was then stuck with the decision about what to do with the chocolate bread. I could have made a bread pudding, and I even got out a basic recipe I've been carting around for a while to try, but I'm low on eggs and payday isn't until next week. So, I decided to take a page from Emily Rose's book (or blog) and make French Toast.
It was decadent, made even more so by that magic ingredient that makes just about anything sublime - bacon. And of course tons of real maple syrup never hurt either.
As for the rest of the loaf, I think I'll freeze it and turn it into a bread pudding another time.