Modern Baker Challenge was a huge hit in this house. It's a simple bread with a delicious ring of chocolate and pecans on the inside.
The dough mixed together easily and actually rose! Yay! I used instant yeast this time. It's possible my active yeast has simply lost it's pow, but I also realized something else. It's fall. It's cold. I started the Bread Baker's Apprentice Challenge and the Modern Baker Challenge in the spring. It's always been warm when I've been baking bread! Now I understand why people like to bake in the summer.
For the filling I chopped and then processed the chocolate with sugar, cocoa powder, and cinnamon. I rolled out the bread, spread the filling, jelly-rolled the bread, cut it in half, set in loaf pans, let rise, and baked.