I found these cute little ceramic loaf pans at MICHAELS for just $1. They are perfect to cook a quick bread in. Then all you have to do is wrap it up and deliver. It makes for a quick, but elegant Neighbor gift.
Do you need a last minute neighbor gift? How about making a batch of quick bread. We chose to do a Chocolate bread. so good and yummy.
I found the recipe here
Triple Chocolate Quick Bread
Ingredients: 1-1/2 cups miniature semisweet chocolate chips, divided 1/2 cup butter, softened 2/3 cup packed brown sugar 2 eggs 1-1/2 cups unsweetened applesauce 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon salt
GLAZE: 1/2 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips 1 tablespoon butter 2 to 3 tablespoons half-and-half cream 1/2 cup confectioners’ sugar 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract Pinch salt
Directions: In a microwave-safe bowl, melt 1 cup chocolate chips; set aside to cool. In a large mixing bowl, cream butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs and cooled chocolate; mix well. Add applesauce and vanilla; set aside. Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt; add to creamed mixture and mix well. Stir in the remaining chocolate chips. Spoon into four greased 5-3/4-in. x 3-in. x 2-in. loaf pans. Bake at 350° for 35-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing to wire racks.
For glaze, melt chocolate chips and butter in a small heavy saucepan; stir in cream. Remove from the heat; stir in confectioners’ sugar, vanilla and salt. Drizzle over warm breads. Cool completely. Yield: 4 mini-loaves.