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Gingerbread Quick Bread

by Brava Chef Erin

Brava

Servings About 9 slices
Active Time:
~15 min
Total Time:
~1 hr 21 min

About this Recipe

This gingerbread quick bread is sure to get you into the holiday spirit. Loaded with warm Christmas spices and topped with a sweet and creamy cream cheese frosting, it’s the perfect treat for a cold winter day. Not to mention, your house will smell like Christmas while it bakes in Brava!

1

Make batter

  • In medium bowl, stir together flour, ground ginger, cinnamon, baking powder, kosher salt, nutmeg and cloves; set aside.
  • In another bowl, whisk together molasses, ⅔ cup water and baking soda.
  • In bowl of stand mixer fitted with whisk attachment, whip brown sugar and eggs together on high speed until mixture is light in color, about 1-2 minutes. Stop mixer and scrape down bowl with spatula.
  • On low speed, slowly add melted butter until combined.
  • Add ⅓ of flour mixture until combined, then ⅓ of liquid mixture. Repeat until flour and liquid mixtures are fully incorporated.

2

Pour batter into pan

  • Lightly butter or spray Brava loaf pan.
  • Add batter to loaf pan.

3

Bake bread

  • Press green button to begin preheating Brava.
  • When Brava is preheated, slide loaf pan into top shelf. Press green button to begin baking.
  • When your food is done, transfer loaf pan to wire rack and let cool completely before serving.

4

Make cream cheese frosting

  • While cake is cooling, make frosting.
  • In bowl of stand mixer fitted with whisk attachment, whip together butter and cream cheese on medium speed for two minutes. Stop mixer and scrape down bowl and whisk with spatula.
  • On low speed, slowly add powdered sugar, vanilla and a pinch of kosher salt until combined.
  • Turn speed to high and whip for 3 minutes.

5

Finish and serve

  • Carefully remove gingerbread from loaf pan.
  • Frost gingerbread loaf with cream cheese frosting.
  • Garnish with dried cranberries and slices of candied ginger and serve.