Jan 082014
 
Baci loaf

Dozens of press releases end up in my inbox almost daily about new products being released, inventions being patented, conventions, interviews, etc. A few weeks ago, an email about Baci Perugina confections along with included recipes and photos caught my eye. Who doesn’t love chocolate, right? I sent a quick response and was sent some Baci of my own to try out in recipes.

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Baci means “kisses” in Italian. Each chocolate has a message of love wrapped around the individual candy. The outside of these confections are dark chocolate, and the inside is made of gianduia, a whipped chocolate filling blended with chopped hazelnuts, and then topped with a whole hazelnut. These little chocolates have a lot packed in them!

The recipe below was developed by Viola Buitoni of the famed pasta and chocolate family.

Tortino di yogurt ai Baci (yogurt and Baci loaf cake)

by Viola Buitoni

Ingredients:

  • 6 to 8 Baci
  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 cup brown raw sugar
  • pinch of salt
  • grated zest of an orange
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 six-ounce container plain full fat yogurt
  • 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • powdered sugar

Directions:

Unwrap and chop the Baci, and then line a loaf pan with parchment paper. In a bowl, whisk the flour, baking powder, sugar, salt and zest together. Mix in the eggs, then the yogurt, and finally the olive oil. Next, mix the chopped chocolate into the batter and pour the mixture into the lined loaf pan.

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Bake at 375ºF for about 45 to 50 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Unmold the cake from the loaf pan and let cool on a rack. Dust with powdered sugar and serve.

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I made this loaf cake for Christmas day dinner with family. It was moist and dense with plenty of chocolate. Personally, I love the taste of yogurt in baked goods; it’s sweet and tart. The orange zest gave really exotic overtones. This is definitely something I plan to make again! You can learn more about Baci at Perugina.com.

Would you try this loaf cake? What are some of your favorite baked desserts?

Note: I received complimentary chocolates to test out some recipes. I was not otherwise compensated.

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  15 Responses to “Tortino di yogurt ai Baci (yogurt and Baci chocolate loaf cake)”

  1. I’ve never tried Baci chocolates but that loaf of bread looks amazing!

  2. Oh my! That sounds like a heavenly treat!

  3. it looks absolutely delicious…. :D

  4. I would definitely try this loaf cake. It sounds delicious!!! Thanks for the recipe.

  5. Oh yum!!!!!! Anything chocolate is good, but these chocolates are just delicious! I’ll have to try this out one day!

  6. Yum!! These look really good.

  7. Oh, this looks fantastic! Love Baci. Thank you.

  8. Chocolates to make a loaf? Cool idea! What other kinds of recipes were included as well?

  9. That looks so delicious!

  10. Yes please! What yummy sounding and creative recipe.

  11. that really does look delicious! i didn’t know what baci was so i had to check.

  12. I love chocolate. I have never heard of baci though. Sounds interesting. I have never used yogurt and chocolate together honestly. But I’m not closed minded. I would try it.

  13. I am so all over this …. I love Baci so much :)

  14. ahhhhhh chocolate….. :D

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