Triple Chocolate Quick Bread and a GIVEAWAY! ~CLOSED~
Allot of you may of heard of The Mystic Blue Spice Company, Trisha the owner/sugar and spice goddess has been popping up on facebook. If you DON'T know Trisha... pop over to her website o her facebook page and say hi. THEN while your there. Order some Peppermint Sugar!
I mean it. Order some!
The Mystic Blue Spice Company makes wonderful flavorful, spices mixes/rubs as well as flavored sugars.
All Natural Spices and Seasonings, No MSG, No Preservatives, No Fillers NOTHING BUT FLAVOR!
I was super excited when Trisha contacted me and asked if I'd like to try her product and then host a giveaway. When I received my package of Peppermint Sugar and All Purpose Dry Rub I searched recipes and racked my brain for a full day before deciding on what to make with my sugar and dry rub.
Because I am a Bakaeholic I wanted to start with my peppermint sugar.
"All of our Flavored Sugar blends start with granulated white sugar, we then use a variety of herb and spice combinations to infuse the sugar. The sugar cures for 3 to 6 weeks, this allows all the oils and fragrance to combine with the sugar, giving an incredible end result. Our sugars can be substituted for regular sugar in any baking recipe for a little added flare or sprinkle over fresh fruit. Our selection Chocolate Sugars are wonderful in coffee and our line Spiced Sugars are amazing in hot tea. As always these blends are 100% Natural, No MSG and No Preservatives." - The Mystic Blue Spice Company
I first tried the Peppermint Sugar in a cup of tea. It gave it such a nice slight peppermint flavor, not too over power but it's there! mmm it was good.
So after thinking on what to make with my Peppermint Sugar. I decided to make some super chocolaty... because what goes better with peppermint than chocolate? Chocolate of every kind!
Triple Chocolate Quick Bread
Very adapted from Taste of Home
1-1/2 cups semisweet chocolate chips, divided
1/2 cup butter, softened
2/3 cup sugar ( OR The Blue Mystic Spice Company's Peppermint Sugar)
1-1/2 cups vanilla yogurt
2 tsp vanilla extract
2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
1/2 cup white chocolate
1 tbs butter
2 to 3 tbs half and half
1/2 cup confectioners sugar
1/4 tsp vanilla extract
Drop of red food coloring for fun (v-day'ish)
On stove top in a small sauce pan, melt 1 cup chocolate chips. set aside.
In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
Add eggs and cooled chocolate mix well.
Add yogurt 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 greased loaf pan.
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 half and half. Remove from the heat; stir in confectioners' sugar, vanilla and salt. Drizzle over warm breads. Cool completely.
NOW Lets get to the Giveaway!!
One of you lucky readers will receive one jar of The Blue Mystic Spice Company's Peppermint Sugar.
Use it in your tea, try it in your coffee, use it for topping some scones, or try in a chocolate recipe. You'll love it!
HOW TO ENTER:
STEP ONE: First you must follow Blue Mystic Spice on Facebook, you can find their page HERE.
STEP TWO: Then you must follow the Bakeaholic Mama facebook page found HERE.
STEP THREE: Leave a comment on this blog post letting me know that you have done steps one and two, and if you win what will you use the Peppermint Sugar in. Make sure to leave your first name and email address so I can contact you.
GOOD LUCK !
(Entries close on 1/16/2012 at 9pm winner will be announced on the blog and on facebook. Only ships to US addresses)