WALNUT FUDGE BREAD
1 Cup coarsely chopped walnuts
3 Ounces semisweet chocolate, melted and cooled
1 Cup butter
1 Cup sugar
2 1/4 Cups flour
1 Teaspoon Baking Soda
1 Teaspoon salt
1 Cup buttermilk
1 Teaspoon vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease two 9 x 5 loaf pans. Toast walnuts on a baking sheet for
3 to 5 minutes or until fragrant. Cool.
Melt chocolate by microwaving on medium for 25-second intervals, stirring in between, until
Cream butter and sugar. Beat in eggs one at a time. Mix in cooled chocolate. In a separate
bowl, mix flour, baking soda and salt. Stir buttermilk and vanilla together. Add flour and
buttermilk alternately to chocolate mixture. Stir in walnuts.
Divide batter between the two prepared pans. Bake for 55 to 60 minutes, or until knife or
toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool bread in pans for 10 minutes, then
remove from pans and cool on a wire rack.