Do you remember recently I tried my new kitchen gadget, the RMC-M4502E Multicooker from
It’s a great piece of kit to have in the kitchen as you can bake, fry, steam,
cook meats, make soups, porridges – even baby food! There is very little that
the Multicooker cannot do.
I decided it was time to use it again. It really is quite an attractive feature on my worktop – looking like a spaceman has lost his way and left his helmet on the kitchen counter whilst looking for directions.
Anyhoo, I decided to bake bread in the multicooker this time. Last time I fried in it – making little mini churros. They were sweet and delicious and great for a wee snack.
This time I decided to use another of the Multicookers 34 functions (see below) and bake bread in it. You bake the bread right in the bowl of the multicooker, so you are left with a loaf in a nice boule shape.
What flavour would I make, I pondered and I looked through my cupboards and found cocoa powder and lime curd. Howzabout a chocolate bread with a lime curd swirl I thought?
I have made a couple of swirl breads in the past before – a banana bread with a strawberry jam swirl and a coconut bread with a marmalade swirl. Both were very delicious and both had great flavour.
I thought the chocolate and lime would be tasty, as I did use to love those little chocolate lime boiled sweets and even made Krispie treats in that flavour last year. So I set about making my dough.
The chocolate dough was kneaded in my food mixer. At first I thought it was going to be a sloppy mess, but the more it kneaded, the more the gluten’s developed and the dough formed right in front of my eyes.
I popped the dough for its first prove straight in the multicooker. After an hour, I took the dough out, gave it another quick knead and rolled and stretched it out to an oblong shape. I then spread a simple egg wash on it, before spreading over some store-bought lime curd. The egg wash ensures the bread sticks together and the ‘swirl’ doesn’t unfurl.
I then rolled the dough into a sausage from the shortest end of the oblong. Then, I twisted the sausage into a circle and carefully placed this back into the multicooker to prove for another 45 minutes.
After that time I set the multicooker to bake for 45 minutes. During the cooking time, the smells of chocolate and lime wafted through the kitchen it was divine.
I opened the multicooker once during the baking process to get rid of any excess moisture, popped it back on and waited until the 45 minutes were up. The multicooker's display shows you how much time is left and beeps to let you know when time is up.
The bread slipped out of the bowl with ease and sounded hollow on the bottom when tapped.
I let it cool completely and then I sliced through the loaf, to find the lightest, airiest bread possible. The chocolate and lime tastes were delicious together and the bread held together perfectly.Redmond multicooker – stay tuned for that! In the meantime, here is my recipe for Chocolate Bread with a Lime Curd Swirl!
Disclosure Statement: I received the multicooker free to review. I have been paid to develop this recipe using the multicooker.