Well kids, it’s the first of December. I guess that means it’s time to drag out your Advent Calendar (if you own that sort of thing and remember you own that sort of thing and actually feel like climbing into the attic to retrieve that sort of thing that may or may have all 25 doors on it and more than likely doesn’t.)
Hypothetically speaking, of course.
It also means it’s officially gingerbread season.
For the past few days I have been a gingerbread fool. I’ve tackled beignets (like those at Disneyland, let’s not talk about those quite yet), more beignets (that turned out pretty darned good), and then this bread. A Gingerbread Cinnamon Roll Loaf.
I played around with a consistently reliable recipe for cinnamon rolls, but ginger breaded the whole thing up. And instead of slicing it into individual cinnamon rolls, I left the whole thing in tact and placed it in my Chicago Metallic Ribbon Loaf Pan. I do love that thing…I imagine even crappy bread would taste good in it – I mean, LOOK at it! It’s pretty awesome. (and look at the way the oozing cinnamon and brown sugar filling caramelized on the end of the loaf…Yum.)
This bread turned out deliciously, and is exquisite while warm (you can just microwave it for a few seconds). I slather a nice scoop of Eggnog Cream Cheese Frosting across each slice, because number one, it’s wickedly good, and two, it’s too easy. You could also push this over the edge by making French Toast out of it, or maybe bread pudding? But I doubt you’ll be able to, considering the loaf will be gone very soon after it comes out of the oven.
Perhaps some one snuck in to eat it when you were standing at the foot of the attic stairs, considering the climb?
Yep…that had to be it.
Courtesy of my friends at Chicago metallic, I am again able to offer one of you a gorgeous Ribbon Loaf Pan. Yes, you want it. I know. You’re a smarty, and smart folks want this pan. So, here’s how to win it.
Tell me you want it. Bam – you are entered to win it. I’m going to give you a bunch more chances though…so choose to do any or all of the options below. Just be sure to leave a separate comment for each one you do.
- Stumble this post, then comment letting me know you did so.
- Pin a picture of this post on Pinterest (you know you want to, we Pinterest folks are addicts and want to pin anything delicious!) Again, be sure to comment letting me know you did.
- Share this post on Facebook, for one chance to win. Just be sure to come back here and comment, letting me know you did.
- For another chance, Tweet the link to this post. Again, return, and let me know you did – I’m not psychic!
- Fan Chicago Metallic on Facebook and/or Follow them on Twitter. Each one counts, so that’s two additional chances, just be sure to comment for each one you do.
That’s SEVEN total entries per person, max. All extra comments will be deleted.
Contest is open to addresses in the US only, and closes at 11:59pm EST on December 7, 2011. Prize is supplied and shipped by Chicago Metallic. I was supplied one to review, but was NOT paid for this post, and all opinions are my own.
The BIG DEAL
See that 7 Quart KitchenAid? I know you want it. I certainly can’t blame you. So, to keep it fun and interesting, I’m giving you LOTS of extra opportunities to win it. For every giveaway you enter during my 25 Days of Doughmesstic Christmas, if you’ll go comment on THIS POST (Click thru!) saying “I entered to win the …” (you know, whatever you entered to win), you’ll get a BONUS entry to win the mixer. That’s 24 additional chances to win that bad boy. So scoot! Go enter to win today’s giveaway, and then visit THIS POST to comment for your bonus entries on the mixer.
Good Luck, and see you back here tomorrow for more fun things to win!
You can also scroll back to the other giveaways from this week: