A not-too-sweet quick bread of whole wheat pastry flour, Belgian chocolate, plain kefir, pastured eggs and butter..
For the bread (measure flour by weight, liquid by volume)
6 oz organic pastry flour
2 oz organic whole wheat flour
1 tsp sea salt
2 tbl baking powder
2 oz non-refined sugar
4 oz natural cacao powder
4 oz Belgian chocolate chips
4 oz filtered water
4 oz plain kefir or yoghurt
2 lg eggs
4 oz melted butter
Mix the dry ingredients (except chocolate chips) together in a bowl.
In a separate bowl, whisk together the eggs, water, kefir and butter.
Gradually whisk the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients until just combined. Don’t over-mix. Fold in the chocolate chips.
Pour batter into a buttered 4×8 loaf pan and bake at 350 degrees until just set, approximately 45 minutes. Don’t overbake.
Allow loaf to cool on a rack for 15 minutes.
For the Crème fraîche
Crème fraîche is similar to sour cream, but thicker and slightly more sweet than sour.
Mix together 3 parts fresh heavy cream and 1 part buttermilk or plain yoghurt. Cover and allow to stand on the counter overnight before refrigerating.