Wednesday, September 25, 2013

spice bread recipe, cake boss cake pan review and giveaway


The chilly September mornings and evenings put me in the mood for warming spices like cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg. Good thing the nice folks from Cake Boss [of TV show fame] sent me one of their new loaf pans to review. I revisited the recipe for Rue Des Rossiers Spice Bread from my second cookbook [scroll down for the recipe] using So Delicious Cashew Milk and was on my way to testing it out.

The Low Down
In short, I love this pan and can't find anything bad to say about it. First, I love the little handles on this load pan. They make it easier to pull from the hot oven. The little red "Cake Boss" logos are more than just decoration; they actually give you some traction so you don't drop your new baked good. And it's sturdy… not thin, but nice and substantial. I was happy to see that my spice cake baked perfectly – edges were just slightly crisp and insides were perfectly even.  But the real test came when it was time to see if the bread would stick....

The suspense was awful...

Tada! Nothing to worry about. Easiest. Bake-flip. Ever. 


And check this out: hardly any residue. A quick swipe with some dish soap, and the pan was clean.

Where to buy You can find the full line of Cake Boss bake ware at Michael'sAlso, you might want to stop by your local Michael's  this Saturday, September 28 to try their "I love to Bake" Cake Roulette game for another chance to win these fabulous bakeware products.

Win a Cake Boss Load Pan To enter to win the loaf pan I reviewed, just leave a comment and tell us the first thing you'll bake if you win it. US readers only, please. I'll announce the winner next week – don't forget to leave a contact method. Good luck. Until then, try my vegan, autumnal spice bread recipe...

Rue Des Rosiers Pain D’Epice
This quick bread traditionally shows up in bakeries throughout France in the weeks before Christmas, but to me, it seems more like a Hannukah sweet, which is why I’ve named it after the Rue Des Rosiers (a popular street in one of Paris’ Jewish neighborhoods). I love this spice bread for breakfast, slathered with Earth Balance and marmalade, along with a cup of hot, mulled tea or cider.
  • 1 ½ cup almond or soy milk
  • 2/3 cup agave nectar
  • ¼ cup molasses
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 2 cups flour
  • ¼ cup soy flour
  • 1 T baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ¾ tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp ground ginger
  • ½ tsp nutmeg
  • ¼ tsp cloves
Makes 1 large or 4 mini loaves

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9 x 5 loaf pan or 4 mini loaf pans
2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the wet ingredients.
3. In a large bowl, sift together the dry ingredients. Make a well in the center and add the wet ingredients, stirring until just combined. Do not overstir.
4. Bake for 40-50 minutes, or until a cake tester inserted in the middle comes out clean. (Bake 20-24 minutes for mini loaves.)

Variations:
Add ½ cup of any of the following, or a combination:
  • Dried cranberries
  • Raisins
  • Chopped dates
  • Chopped, dried figs
  • Toasted walnuts, pacans or almonds
  • Candied ginger
  • Chocolate or carob chips
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45 comments:

Anne said...

I'll make a pumpkin chocolate loaf!

Rae - Say It Aint So said...

that is such a cute pan! i would make a pumpkin oat loaf i've been wanting to try. or the cranberry loaf from veganomicon! i've been waiting and waiting for fresh cranberries to show up at my grocery store so i can make it!

Tanya said...

I would make some banana bread, thank you! :D

Andrea said...

I think I would bake an apple spice bread!

Rebecca said...

I'd make chocolate chunk banana bread :)

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Weedwacker said...

I would make pumpkin bread. Have been craving it lately!

BlessieNelson said...

I would make a rich dark maple oat whole wheat rye bread!
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Annette said...

I've make banana nut bread in it.

Tina. said...

Zucchini/banana bread. Yum! (tinazigon at gmail dot com)

The Peace Patch said...

I'd make a rich heavy date cashew bread. Thanks for your spice bread recipe...it's perfect for a chilly Fall day!

Anonymous said...

I would definitely make some delicious banana bread. Perfect for the upcoming chilly months!

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acookinthemaking said...

Chocolate chip pumpkin bread!
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ritika sehgal said...

I would make pumpkin spice bread

AnnaZed said...

I have nearly perfected a recipe that I think would bake up well as a loaf: whole wheat, flax, chia, almond flour, almonds, honey, cranberries and banana. I would bake it in that handsome loaf pan.
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Allie G said...

I would make banana bread
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Lizzie Bordello said...

This recipe looks great - I'm always looking for good breakfast bread recipes for the husband. I've recently had some success with yeasted breads, so I'd test this pan out with a loaf of nice sandwich bread. :)

D Schmidt mummytotwoboys said...

I would make a banana quick bread!
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Diane said...

I'd try your recipe but with chopped pecans or walnuts. Sounds like it would be at least as good as my fav spice-molasses-nut cookies, and a whole lot easier.

Lee Ann said...

I was going to say Chocolate chip banana bread, but your cake looks really good and it is perfect weather for a spice cake.
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Cheryl said...

I think I would like to make an olive, herb and cheese loaf.

Realia Mazing said...

i would make cranberry nut bread!

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Randi (laughfrodisiac) said...

I can't wait to make this. Rue des Rosiers is my favorite little street in Paris. That's where L'as du Fallafel is!

Vera Khule said...

I would make pumpkin bread. vera khule at gmail dot com

Johanna said...

Hmmm..pumpkin bread would have to be made, but a chocolate pound cake might be nice, too.

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Belinda Silver said...

I would make pumpkin bread. I just picked up one from my CSA.

Cindy said...

I would make this spice bread. It sounds delectable!

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Susan C said...

I would make pumpkin bread. I just can't get enough PUMPKIN at this time of year.

Celeste said...

Pumpkin bread for sure! I haven't made any yet this year... it's about time to!

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dreaminitvegan said...

That pan looks great! I bet your kitchen smelled delicious with that spice bread! It looks so moist.

latanya t said...

banana nut bread

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Mer said...

Yum! I think I'd fall back on an old favorite, banana bread with pecans.

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Lori said...

Some sort of fall treat - pumpkin or apple or maybe even chestnut bread!

Joey said...

I love a good bit of bakeware! I can't join in the giveaway, but if I could, there'd be a nice seed loaf in the oven.

Kelley Schulberg said...

I would make a veganized loaf of Starbucks Pumpkin loaf because they were so heartless not to consult me before they yanked it. So I'm on a mission to make a better one. Take THAT with your unmitigated gall, Starbucks.

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...just in case Kelley.schulberg@gmail.com :D

Michaela said...

Vegan pumpkin bread for sure!

beth said...

Banana bread
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Whitney said...

I'd make a lavender avocado loaf!
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Heavensangel2387 said...

I would make a delicious meatloaf for my husband. That is his favorite meal. I just do not have a pan to make it in! Thanks
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Natasha said...

I would make a banana bread! Yum!

Anonymous said...

Oh I love the look of this. I love spicy food but never tried to eat spicy bread yet. Do you just use regular flour?

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sophiesfoodiefiles said...

I made this delicious spiced bread because here in Belgium, we have a similar bread like that , it is called peperkoek!

I loved your tasty version of it! Very yum yum & delicious too! x

Barbara Carpenter said...

Great and simple recipe, appetizing images!

Anonymous said...

made the Spice bread recipe and it was simply delicious! I served it with fresh raspberries - a big hit for everyone. Thanks.