Butterscotch Poppy Seed Bread
Friday 3rd of December 2010 09:16 AM
By Kim L. Fritzemeier
KFRM Central Kansas Report
Farm Wife along the Stafford/Reno County Line
I enjoy giving gifts from the kitchen. Who doesn't like homemade goodies? And, unlike knickknacks, you don't even have to dust them!
Even if your gift recipients don't want to eat the goodies themselves, they can share with family or friends during the holidays.
Back when my grandparents were alive, I often made mini loaves of quick breads to give as Christmas gifts (along with individual casseroles and other food items). They could stick them in the freezer and pull them out for a sweet treat.
I started working on the project early in December, so I could have lots of variety and lots of little treats to give them.
One of my Grandpa Neelly's favorites was a Butter Brickle Bread. Because it starts with a cake mix, it's quick and easy to do. But when you add all the extras, it doesn't taste like a cake mix.
It's always good to have some gifts on hand to reciprocate when you receive an unexpected present. If you have several different varieties stashed in the freezer, you can offer several different quick breads in a decorative basket or other container.
Decorate a bag with holiday stickers for a festive touch. Or you can even bake them in disposable foil pans with a lid. Tie with holiday ribbon and you have a ready-made gift - extra special because it's from your kitchen!
Randy would also tell you it's good for breakfast - whether it's the holidays or not. Enjoy!