Have you ever craved something you’ve never heard of or seen? That’s what happened with this Coconut Rice Chocolate Sourdough.
I yearned it into existence but t took a few tries. There was a delicious but damp loaf, a pretty but dry boule and then, finally, moist perfection that used an entire can of coconut milk.
I suggest you start it early one morning with warmed-up leftover rice, and bake it the following morning for breakfast. Cutting into hot chocolate chips is messy but delicious!
Final tip: If you want a more bready and higher-rising loaf, reduce the rice and/or the coconut flakes in the dough for better gluten formation.
Coconut Rice Sourdough Bread with Chocolate
- 310 g bread flour
- 1 can unsweetened coconut milk (~380g)
- 1 cup mashed cooked rice
- 80 g sourdough starter
- 1/2 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
- 9 g salt (1 1/2 tsp)
- 1 cup semisweet or dark chocolate chips
- 0-3 Tbsp water (as needed to absorb flour)
- 1-2 Tbsp olive oil
- 1/4 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
- Mix all of the ingredients and cover the dough.
- Let the dough sit at room temperature for about 10-12 hours. Don’t expect to see much rise mainly because of the rice, but know that there is leavening activity in there.
- Scrape the dough out onto a floured counter, flour it more and spread it out, fold it in thirds and then in half. Using a dough scraper will help.
- Let the dough rest for 15 minutes while you prep a rectangle of plastic wrap for your proofing basket. Lay it flat on your counter or table and brush a couple of tablespoons of oil onto the center of the plastic. Then sprinkle coconut flakes onto the plastic in a boule or batard shape (see photo in the gallery).
- Flip your dough and shape it into a boule or batard as best you can with your scraper. It will be floppy and wet, but scoop it up and place it on the flaked plastic, and then lift the plastic into a proofing basket.
- Cover the dough and put it in the refrigerator for about 10 hours or do a room temperature final proof for 1-2 hours.
- Preheat your oven and baking vessel to 450F for 30 minutes.Flip the dough into the hot baker so that the coconut flakes are on top.Bake at 450F 35 minutes with the lid on 15 minutes with the lid offThe internal temp should be about 205F when it is finished. Enjoy!