Chocolate Tea Bread

Ingredients

1/2 cup applesauce
1/3 cup shortening
2 eggs
1/3 cup water
1 1/4 cup sugar
1 1/2 cup allpurpose flour
1/3 cup baking cocoa

1 tsp baking soda
3/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp baking powder
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1/3 cup chopped walnuts
GLAZE:
1/2 cup confectioners sugar
1 to 2 tbsp milk
1/4 tsp vanilla extract
Pinch salt

How to prepare

In a mixing bowl, combine applesauce, shortening, eggs, water and sugar; beat on low speed for 30 seconds. Combine dry ingredients; add to applesauce mixture. Beat on low for 30 seconds. Beat on high for 2 1/2 min., scraping bowl occasionally. Fold in the chocolate chips and nuts. Pour into a greased and floured 9x5x3in. loaf pan. Bake at 350’F for 6070 min. or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool in pan 10 min. before removing to a wire rack to cool completely. Combine glaze ingredients; drizzle over bread. Yield: 1 loaf(Taste of Home Feb/March 97)

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