Happy Valentine’s Day!
Today is all about luuurrrvvv. How about not romantic, sexy time love, but let’s say friendship love.
‘Cause I have a lot of love for my friends. I love them because they come through for me when I need them too. Like just knowing I need a hug, even though I would never, ever, ask for one.
Friends like that deserve baked goods.
Baked goods make awesome gifts, but it becomes awesomer if you give the treat in a baking dish your friend can keep.
I chose this red Le Crueset loaf pan to hold this slightly sweet and deliciously nutty dark quick bread.
A perfect homemade gift; screw all that overpriced chocolate crap at the store.
Whole Wheat Molasses Bread
- 1 2/3 cup buttermilk
- 1/2 cup molasses
- 2 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
- 1/2 cup cornmeal
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp baking soda
Preheat the oven to 325°. Spray a 9×4 loaf pan with cooking spray. In a small bowl, whisk together the buttermilk and molasses. In a larger bowl, combine the dry ingredients. Pour the buttermilk mixture into the flour and stir to combine, but don’t over-beat it. Bake for 45 minutes. I rotated the pan with 20 minutes left. I also checked the loaf for doneness with a toothpick. If it’s too wet, stick it back in the oven for a few more minutes.
Let cool in the pan (you are giving it away, remember!) on wire rack. Wrap in cellophane and ribbon and give to a loved one. 🙂
The original recipe suggests serving with butter, cream cheese or Nutella.