It is getting to be that time of year. The time where we all need gift ideas for neighbors, teachers, caregivers, the mailman etc. It can be hard to come up with those little gifts each year. I am a firm believer that, if you put the time and effort into making something, it will be much more appreciated. So I would much rather bake someone cookies than buy them a gift card. Today Susan from The Wimpy Vegetarian is hosting the #SundaySupper “Holiday Gifts from the Kitchen” event.
We moved into our house over the summer. We live on a long cul-de-sac, and I have yet to meet all of our neighbors. I was thinking of baking mini loaves of bread this year, and delivering them around the block as a way of meeting everyone. The first time I saw this bread was at Love From The Oven, where she used applesauce and flax meal. Then I saw Budget Gourmet Mom had a version with Greek Yogurt, and I was sold.
This made 4 mini loaves, or 1 full sized loaf if you don’t feel like sharing. Pumpkin and Biscoff were pretty much made for each other. This isn’t the first time I have had the combination, and it won’t be the last. This bread is tender, and full of the great pumpkin flavor you love. I printed the recipe, and glued it to a colored piece of paper. I then used ribbons and a plastic gift bag to package it. All set for delivery! If you really liked your neighbors you could get ceramic mini loaf pans. I have seen them at Michael’s craft store for $1.99.
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Apparently I have 2 things on the brain lately; pumpkin and biscoff. Good thing for you they are both wonderful things, and when you put them together magic happens. They really are just meant for each other. I am trying to stop myself from making a Pumpkin Biscoff Bread. Not sure I can hold out though, I mean it just sounds so good!
Another thing you might know about me is my love for blondies. It has actually been awhile since I made them, so it was time to do a fall version. Last year I made some with Candy Corn M&M’s, and that kind of kick started the whole blondie thing. Well this version just might be a new favorite. Plus another great thing about blondies, no mixer required!
The pumpkin leaves them more of a cakey texture, but here that is ok. You really have to let them cool all the way before you eat them. I tried one when it was still warm and they just didn’t taste right. I almost called the whole thing a flop. But then, I tried it again the next day, and it was a totally different experience. I brought these to my son’s school, and I was told the teachers all flipped for them. My son is already asking if I can make them again!
The winner of the Catching Fireflies gift certificate was Beth R – check your email!!