26.4.12

Easy Baking Weekend l Persimmons and Chocolate Bread


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Persimmons and Chocolate bread with Rice flour and Oat Bran
Hi Everyone,

How was your weekend? It was another lovely sunny autumn weekend here. And we spend part of it enjoying the sun and taking long walks- it was very refreshing -after so many days of rains during summer. 

Also we’ve been taking care of our little garden.Yes, it was time for a garden upgrade {and I’ll show you pictures of this soon} Whenever we have good weather, we love spending time in the garden. And somehow this always comfort our souls. 
Just touching the plants and feeling the soil throughout our hands, seems to give us a sense of peace and also a sense of gratitude for this beautiful planet we live on.

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Caquis {in spanish}~ Persimmons

It is “caqui”~"persimmons" season here. So we’ve been eating persimmons almost the whole weekend- We ate them poached, raw, with greek yogurt and also with the chocolate bread that I baked on Sunday. Yes, persimmons and chocolate bread {with rice flour and oat bran}... our weekend treat!

The combination of these flavors taste simply delicious. This bread has got a rich chocolate flavor, and the fruit pieces and pulp from the persimmons added a delicate hint of natural sweetness- which makes this bread an indulgent food for this season.

We served every slice in different ways! We paired it with vanilla ice cream and walnuts. With bananas, greek yogurt and cashews for dessert and just plain with a glass of milk {kind of a between meal snack} Dessert bread…Snack bread? Perhaps both :) Either way, it’s delicious!


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Persimmons and Chocolate Bread Recipe
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Make 1 loaf
 
This bread is also gluten free but you can use all purpose flour instead of rice flour. After the bread has cooled I'd suggest to store the bread in a plastic storage container. This keeps the bread moist and soft.

1 1/2 C. {white or brown} Rice flour -I used white rice flour-
1/2 C. Oat bran
3/4 C. Brown sugar
1 1/2 tsp Baking powder
1/4 tsp Baking soda

1/2 C. Unsweetened cocoa powder 
Pinch of salt 

2 eggs  
2 Tbsp Vegetable oil
1/2 C. milk 

3-4 medium ripe persimmons, cut into pieces + the pulp and juice. You can also use the persimmons skin if you like.
 

Preparation:

Preheat oven to 180 C/350 F. Grease loaf pan and set aside. In a medium bowl add flour, oat bran, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Mix. Then add the oil, milk, eggs, sugar and persimmons. 

Mix well until all ingredients are combined. Pour mixture into the prepared loaf pan and bake for about 50-55 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean and the bread is just firm. When ready let it cool completely and serve.

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31 comments:

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

A wonderful cake! I've never baked with persimmons... Something to try.

Cheers,

Rosa

the food dude said...

Looks delicious! And your photos are awesome, really beautiful photos!

quicks said...

This looks so delicious. And I can’t wait to try it. I just love the combination of flavors sounds really good. Your photos are absolutely beautiful!

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

I've never baked with persimmon either. Your bread looks so moist and delicious and the flavor must be wonderful! Can't wait to see your garden update :)

Prieta said...

Aldy, I love persimmons a I love your picture of them, it is absolutely beautiful! I will try to make your recipe as soon as I can get my hands on some persimmons. I think they are out of season here. Take care.

Pan Cuisine said...

The fruit looks very familiar but dunno for sure if i've ever tasted it. Wouldn't mind a bite of that cake...at all :)

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Good morning beautiful Aldy!

I must make this bread TODAY. My husband will love it tonight with our tea and our weather is getting a bit cold. SO this will be perfect. Do you think I could substitute the persimmons with cherries? I do not see this type of fruit here, yet.

Thank you for your visit. You are truly a beautiful soul. THANK YOU and I will make this TONIGHT!!! LOVE! Anita

Cristina, from Buenos Aires to Paris said...

Definitivamente a probar !! Jamas se me hubiese ocurrido mezclar caquis en la torta! Debe quedar re rico!

Cherine said...

Gorgeous and orginial bread, and gorgeous pictures too!

Aldy @ Al Dente Gourmet said...

THANK YOU, BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE :) For all the wonderful feedback!

Aldy @ Al Dente Gourmet said...

@ Anita, Thank you, very much :) Yes, you can use cherries. You see; in this recipe I used 3/4 cups of sugar with the sweet fruit pieces and pulp from the persimmons{and they are quite sweet}But if you use fresh cherries you can add a bit more sugar. I hope you enjoy this recipe!

luisa said...

acabo de conocer tu blog y me encanta todo lo que veo. Me quedo por aquĆ­. Bss

Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen said...

This bread makes me wish it was persimmon season here!

A SPICY PERSPECTIVE said...

Oh, I SO wish I wasn't allergic to persimmons! :(

Bella said...

se ve rico rico la verdad :) da ganas de comerlo ya ajaja
saludos
http://empezandoenlacocina.blogspot.com

Bella said...

mm que ricoo !!
http://empezandoenlacocina.blogspot.com/

Martina said...

This looks so good - i could have a piece of your chocolate bread right now! Also, your pix came out wonderful. Spent the whole day in the garden today and feel like you about it. Its grounding and healing and connects me with everything there is. Happy 1st of may to you!

Maureen @ Orgasmic Chef said...

I learned to love persimmons when I lived in New Zealand but I've never paired them with chocolate and popped them in a cake. OMG I love this! No wonder it's your favourite.

(fyi, I changed favorite to favourite, just for you. I always type American and then correct.)

Aldy @ Al Dente Gourmet said...

@ Maureen, Happy you liked it :) Ohhh...yes, favorite to favourite...so sweet of you! thank you :) But even though I live here now, I still writing American English...

Aldy @ Al Dente Gourmet said...

@ Luisa, Hola! Me alegro que te guste :)Gracias!

Sylvia said...

The last week end was very sunny here too. I spent my days walking and taking pics.
Your cake looks delicious and very creative. Love it

Juliana said...

I never baked with persimmons...but this cake with chocolate and rice flour looks really beautiful and so flavorful.
I always enjoy so much your pictures...hope you are having a fabulous week Aldy :)

Roxana GreenGirl {A little bit of everything} said...

I've only made persimmons pudding so far. I love your chocolate pairing. Can't wait for persimmons season so I can experiment some more.
Beautiful photos Aldy

Karena said...

Aldy how delish! Love persimmons!!

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Rosita Vargas said...

Yo hago postres con caqui son suaves al paladar una exquisitez..su pastel luce delicioso y hermoso,abrazos hugs,hugs.

Rosita Vargas said...

Yo hago postres con caqui son suaves al paladar una exquisitez..su pastel luce delicioso y hermoso,abrazos hugs,hugs.

kankana said...

I never had persimmons .. can you believe that!
The cake looks yum .. making me crave for a chocolate cake right now :D

Aldy @ Al Dente Gourmet said...

@ Kankana, They are sweet and so delicious :)

Junia said...

aldy, i love how this bread is glutenfree! and i've never thought about using persimmons before in baking! how sweet! :D hope you have a wonderful week :)

Magic of Spice said...

This is such an amazing combination Aldy! Beautiful, beautiful sweet bread!

Becky said...

Thank you! Believe it or not, I had actually never ever had persimmons. They are delicious just right off the...tree? Yum! But, I made your recipe and posted on my blog. Thanks!
http://rookietorockstar.blogspot.com/2012/12/persimmons-chocolate-bread-recipe.html

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