1/2 cup sliced almonds, chopped
1/2 cup white chocolate morsels, chopped
2 packages (11 ounces each) refrigerated French bread dough
1 egg white
1 tablespoon water
1/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate morsels, grated, divided
1/2 cup white or semi-sweet chocolate morsels
1 teaspoon vegetable oil
Additional sliced almonds or white chocolate morsels (optional)
1. Preheat oven to 375°F.
For bread, lightly spray Mini Loaf Pan with nonstick cooking spray.
Coarsely chop almonds and white chocolate morsels; place in Classic Batter Bowl.
2. Unroll one package of the bread dough on lightly floured surface; do not stretch.
Lightly beat egg white and water in Small Batter Bowl; brush dough with a portion of the egg white mixture.
Grate half of the semi-sweet chocolate morsels evenly over dough.
Sprinkle with half of the almond and white chocolate mixture; roll lightly with Baker's RollerŪ, pressing mixture into dough.
3. Unroll remaining package of bread dough directly over first dough layer, matching edges and rolling lightly to seal.
Brush dough lightly with a portion of the egg white mixture.
Grate remaining chocolate morsels over dough.
Sprinkle with remaining white chocolate and almond mixture; roll lightly with Baker's Roller.
4. Starting at narrow edge, roll dough up tightly; pinch edge to seal.
Slice roll into four equal portions; place seam side down in pan.
Make deep cut down the length of each loaf without cutting through ends.
Brush loaves with remaining egg white mixture.
Bake 25-30 minutes or until golden brown.
Remove from oven; cool in pan 5 minutes.
Remove loaves from pan. Cool completely.
5. For chocolate drizzle, place chocolate morsels and oil in Small Micro-CookerŪ;
microwave, uncovered, on HIGH 30-40 seconds or until chocolate is melted and smooth. (Do not overheat.)
Drizzle over loaves; sprinkle with additional almonds or chocolate morsels, if desired.
Yield: 16 servings
Variation: White Chocolate Cherry Swirl Bread:
Substitute 1/2 cup chopped maraschino cherries for the grated semi-sweet chocolate morsels;
proceed as recipe directs.
Drizzle finished loaves as directed in Step 5; garnish with halved maraschino cherries and grated almonds.