You’ve probably seen this guy at all the major coffee houses around this time of year.  Here’s  a no fuss way to  make him @ home where  it costs almost the same amount of money to make a whole loaf it does to get a slice @ starbucks.

You’ll need a loaf pan (around 11 x 6)


The Goods

(1) Store bought gingerbread bread mix-(I found mine @ Trader Joes, if you can’t find it you can get it at Williams Sanoma http://www.williams-sonoma.com/products/gingerbread-spice-quick-bread-mix/?cm_src=hero or Betty Crocker makes it for about $3 around this time of year)

(1) Store bought Cream Cheese Frosting

Optional: Sugar in the raw (you could also use brown sugar or put a couple sugar in the raw packets in your purse next time you’re at any restaurant or drink place — times are tough lol)

Optional: Pumpkin Pie Spice or Cinnamon

Directions

(1) Follow directions on the back of the bread mix and place in loaf pan. Be sure to use veggie oil or pam so the bread doesn’t stick to the pan.  I used parchment paper in the loaf pan and pam so the bread would fall right out onto the platter).

(2) Let the loaf cool for about 60 minutes-when its at room temperature place a nice 1/4 inch layer of cream cheese frosting over the top of the bread. If you don’t wait for it to be cool your frosting will melt into the bread-although tasty, not as pretty.

(3) Decorate icing with pinches of pumpkin pie spice and sugar in the raw.  I also sprinkled a little spice on the platter for a oh la la factor.

Stay tuned for Thursday’s post where I make  some special treats for some special ladies.

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