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Thursday, December 20, 2012

Gingerbread Quick Bread

Look how adorable this cake pan is!! I can't even! 

I so love it.  It is made by Nordic Ware and it is available at Williams-Sonoma

I made the recipe for Gingerbread Quick Bread found on the back of the cardboard cover

Here is the recipe:

1 3/4 cups all purpose flour
1 1/2 tsp baking soda
2 tsp ground ginger
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp ground cloves
1/4 tsp ground all spice
1/4 tsp salt
6 Tbs (3/4 stick) unsalted butter
2/3 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
2 eggs
3/4 cup molasses
3/4 cup milk

Have all your ingredients at room temperature.

Preheat oven to 350.  Grease and flour the Pan.  ( I used Pam for baking spray)

Sift all the dry ingredients into a bowl and set aside.

Beat the butter until creamy and then add the brown sugar and beat until pale and creamy about 2mins.
Add the eggs, one at a time, and beat until incorporated, about 1 min.  Scrape down the sides of bowl often (and bottom too!).  Then beat in the molasses.

Reduce the speed to low and add the flour mixture in 3 additions, alternating with the milk.  Make sure you begin and end with the flour.  Beat until just combined.  Do NOT over mix!

Pour the batter into the prepared pan and tap the pan on the countertop to release any air bubbles.
Bake for 50-60mins

Serves 8-10

Of course, make the cake in any ol' pan you got and adjust baking time accordingly

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