The thought here is that Chocolate is the 5th food group and we should have at least one serving a day, LOL! It also makes for nice host gifts, is great with everything from strawberry jam to Cool Whip for dessert and creates a simply amazing aroma to come home to.
Day 10: Combine in a large bowl: Batter from the bag 1 cup flour, 1 cup sugar, 1 cup milk. Stir and pour four, 1 cup starters into ziplock bags. Keep one for yourself (it’s your new starter) and give the other three to friends with these instructions.
To the remaining batter in a non-metal bowl add and mix well:
1 cup oil
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup milk
1 tsp vanilla
2 cups flour
3 tsp cocoa powder
3/4 cup chocolate chips
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1-1/2 tsp baking powder
1 large box chocolate instant pudding (dry powder from the box, no milk added)
Preheat oven to 325.
Grease and generously sugar (I used 1/4 cup sugar and 1 tsp cinnamon) two large loaf pans or one large bundt pan. (It also makes four mini loaves or 2 small bundt pans). Pour batter into pan and sprinkle remaining sugar mixture on top. Bake one and 1/2 hours. Let stand 10 minutes before removing from pan.
I promise, I will share different recipes for these as we make them!