The #BreadBakers theme this month is Overnight Breakfast Breads. This includes yeasted breads that you prepare the night before then bake in the morning as well as quick breads that you prepare ahead of time then mix and bake in the morning. December is a busy time for celebrations and getting together with family and friends. It is always nice to think ahead and to make dishes ahead of time so that you– the baker– can enjoy the fruits (or breads!) of your labor with your loved ones.
I love the warm flavor of gingerbread on a cold, wintry morning. We got our first hard frost this morning. You know the kind that you need to scrap off the windshield in layers. I’m so not ready for winter.
But I am ready to have my guests wake up to the smell of gingerbread drifting out the oven. Gingerbread Breakfast Loaf can be eaten as a quick bread slice with butter or drizzled with a powder sugar glaze.
For this loaf I went with a plain version just sprinkled with chopped walnuts. All the scents and flavors of gingerbread packed into one treat.
Simply mix the batter and pour it in the loaf pan. Refrigerate overnight and bake in the AM. Sprinkle with chopped nuts right before you put the pan in the oven. No mess, unless you left the mixing bowl in the sink overnight!
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 2 Tablespoons soft shortening
- 1 egg
- 1 Tablespoon molasses
- 1 1/2 cups milk
- 3 cups flour
- 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 tablespoon brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1/2 teaspoon ginger
- 1/4 teaspoon cloves
- 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
- Cream together sugar and shortening. Add egg and molassses.
- In a separate bowl, whisk together flour, brown sugar, salt and spices.
- Alternate adding milk and dry ingredients to creamed mixture.
- Pour into a well-greased 9x5x3-inch loaf pan.
- Let batter set for 20 minutes sprinkle with nuts then bake or refrigerate overnight then add nuts and bake.
- Bake at 350 for 50 to 60 minutes until inserted toothpick comes out clean.
- Cool in pan on rack for several minutes before removing. Serve warm or room temperature with butter or drizzle with glaze if desired.
No need to bring pan to room temp before baking.
Here is what the group is sharing today, enjoy!
- Braided Holiday Stollen from A Day in the Life on the Farm
- Bran Muffins from Cali’s Cuisine
- Christmas Morning Muffins from Food Lust People Love
- Christmas Morning Sticky Buns from Sara’s Tasty Buds
- English Muffins from Ruchik Ranhap
- Fruity Butter Bread from Magnolia Days
- Gingerbread Breakfast Loaf from Cindy’s Recipes and Writings
- Herbert’s Traditional Overnight Bread Loaf from G’Gina’s Kitchenette
- Old Fashioned Doughnuts from Cooking Club
- Onion Bagels from Karen’s Kitchen Stories
- Overnight Apple Fritters Monkey Bread from I Camp in My Kitchen
- Overnight Belgian-Style Yeast Waffles from A Baker’s House
- Overnight Brioche Cinnamon Rolls from Hostess at Heart
- Overnight Pecan Sticky Bread from Cook’s Hideout
- Stollen Muffins from Baking in Pyjamas
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