sourdough pain au chocolat

five chipmunks under

the bird feeder filling their

cheeks with fallen seeds

8 servings, 400 calories

1 c wheat chef, pinch yeast, 1 t kosher salt, 4 oz unsweetened applesauce, 1 c room temperature apple juice, 4 c flour, 4 oz ghirardelli 70% cacao chocolate squares (.5-oz size), toppings: sea salt, stevia, olive oil

knead all but chocolate & toppings to form ball; rise, covered, room temperature 3 hours; form 8 chocolate-filled envelopes on silpat, add toppings, proof 30 minutes; 375 F, 35 minutes or until browning

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