Former San Antonio paralegal Debra Auden is a law unto herself when it comes to baking — she learned by trial and very little error. Three years ago, she made her first loaf of Italian peasant bread. It turned out so well that she started selling bread to friends before opening a bakery in Farm to Market. Now she and her husband, chef Bruce Auden, have gone to town — her LocuStreet Bakery (206 E. Locust, San Antonio) and his restaurant, Biga, are back to back in an urban neighborhood. Debra’s chocolate-peanut butter bread, sparked with semisweet chocolate chips, it is a break-the-rules treat for breakfast or a strong argument for fall picnics.

Debra Auden’s recipe for Chocolate-Peanut Butter Bread.