Gingerbread is probably my favorite Holiday flavor / smell. I love Gingerbread tea, cookies, candles, you name it! So it comes as no surprise that when I wanted to bake a quick bread, I decided to whip up a Gingerbread quick bread loaf. Or a quick gingerbread loaf to be efficient.
I was determined to make this recipe perfect. Not too sweet, not too dry, not too cakey, just right. The first time I baked it, it didn’t rise high enough. The second time I baked it, too much mollasses flavor. The third time, not sweet enough. However each time I baked it, my house was filled with the cozy smell sweet, warm, and spicy notes from the ginger, cinnamon, and brown sugar. It’s a scent that just warms me up this time of year, never mind that it’s still like 75 degrees in LA.
Here we are with the final and per-fected recipe. I’d say it’s pretty darn good. I am planning to package it up in mini loaves and give them to our neighbors and friends. I hope they’ll enjoy the bread as much as I enjoyed making them!!