I've been longing to make my friends baked goods in some form other than Christmas cookies, and decided this stout spiced bread was different yet delicious.
I love the idea of individually sized breads, as well as the eco-friendly concept of reusing something disposable. To prevent sticking, remember to butter the canisters and let them cool slightly but not entirely before removing them from their cans. Your home will be filled with the aroma of sugar and spice — and your friends will all be indebted to you! To see the recipe, read more. 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened Equipment: 4 clean 19-ounce soup cans (cannot be enamel-lined), free of sharp edges Makes 4 individual breads.
3 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon plus 1/8 teaspoon baking soda
1 3/4 teaspoons baking powder
1 1/4 teaspoons salt
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
1 1/4 teaspoons ground nutmeg
1 1/4 cups vegetable oil
1 1/4 cups unsulfured molasses
1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
2 large eggs plus 1 large egg yolk
1 1/4 tablespoons finely grated orange zest
1 1/4 cups stout, such as Guinness, poured and settled
Confectioners' sugar, for dusting (optional)
2 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
Equipment: 4 clean 19-ounce soup cans (cannot be enamel-lined), free of sharp edges
Makes 4 individual breads.