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Holiday Cooking & Baking with Eggs

(BARN Media – Briggsdale, CO) December 10, 2019 -Joining the CO Ag News Network once again is Louise Howe, Communications Team Member at NestFresh discussing several topics including holiday cooking and baking…


Toffee and Almond Gingerbread Loaf – LOOK BELOW


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp each salt and ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp each baking powder, ground nutmeg and cloves
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 3 NestFresh Eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract, divided
  • 1/2 cup molasses
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1/3 cup toffee pieces
  • 1 cup icing sugar
  • 5 tsp 2% milk
  • 1/4 cup toasted sliced almonds


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease and line 9 x 5-inch loaf pan with parchment paper. Whisk together flour, ginger, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, baking powder, nutmeg and cloves; set aside.
  2. Using electric mixer, beat butter with brown sugar until fluffy. Beat in eggs, one at a time and scraping down sides of bowl as necessary, until combined.
  3. Beat in half of the vanilla; beat in molasses. Gradually add flour mixture alternately with buttermilk, starting and ending with flour mixture, mixing just until combined. Fold in toffee pieces.
  4. Scrape batter into prepared pan; smooth top. Bake for 45 to 50 minutes or until tester inserted into center comes out clean. Transfer pan to rack; let cool completely.
  5. Remove loaf from pan. Whisk together icing sugar, milk and remaining vanilla; drizzle over loaf. Sprinkle with almonds. Let stand until icing sets. Wrap and store at room temperature for up to 2 days or wrap in heavy-duty foil and freeze for up to 2 weeks.

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By Tucker Allmer - The BARN

Tucker Allmer & the BARN are members of the National Association of Farm Broadcasting (NAFB), the Colorado FFA Foundation, the Colorado 4H Foundation, the Colorado Farm Show Marketing Committee, 1867 Club Board Member, Denver Ag & Livestock Club Member, the Weld County Fair Board, the Briggsdale FFA Advisory Council, Briggsdale 4H Club Beef Leader & Founder / Coordinator of the Briggsdale Classic Open Jackpot Show.

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