Do you like to make baked goods to give as gifts to family and friends? Along with cookies and candies, what about making one of these dessert bread recipes? Breads are fast and easy to make. Plus, you can dress them up with a drizzle of chocolate or a powdered sugar glaze. Wrap up the loaf in clear plastic wrap and then tie using holiday ribbons for a pretty gift. For something fresh-tasting, make orange-pecan tea bread or a coconut-pineapple loaf. Do you have a chocolate fan on your holiday list? Try making chocolate chip quick bread, s’mores quick bread or triple-chocolate quick bread.
Spiked with a citrus tang and crunchy nuts, this orange-pecan tea bread from Cooking Light is simple to put together. Along with flour, sugar and baking soda, stir nutmeg, Allspice, orange marmalade and orange zest into the batter. Cook and cool – then top with a thick icing made of powdered sugar and fresh orange juice.
This coconut-pineapple loaf from Martha Stewart is like a tropical pound cake. Start by toasting coconut. Mix melted butter, flour, sugar, eggs and sour cream together before adding in the toasted coconut and pineapple chunks to make the batter. Before baking, top with more toasted coconut.
Cream together butter, granulated sugar and brown sugar to start this recipe for cinnamon-sugar quick bread from Diva’s Can Cook. Whisk together sugar and cinnamon. Pour half the batter into the pan and then sprinkle in the cinnamon and sugar. Swirl. Add the rest of the batter and repeat with the remaining cinnamon and sugar. Top with a glaze of powdered sugar and milk once cooled.
Gooey s’mores don’t have to be just a campfire treat. Instead, the batter for this s’mores quick bread from Betty Crocker is infused with graham cracker crumbs. Once the loaf is baked, top with a layer of melted chocolate softened with a little heavy cream. And the final touch? A layer of marshmallow glaze.
For something special to give a friend or as a treat for your family, try this triple-chocolate quick bread from Taste of Home. Melt chocolate chips to stir into the batter before pouring it into a loaf pan. Toss in a generous handful or two of miniature chocolate chips. Bake. Need more chocolate? You got it with a smooth, chocolate glaze.