Tuesday’s Daily Dose

Alex Barrett. LACC Intern

Alex Barrett. LACC Intern

Hi everyone, today’s blog was inspired by some of my favorite things: ballet, Monopoly, shoes, and holiday baking! Hope you enjoy today’s Daily Dose brought to you by the Laramie Area Chamber of Commerce.

  •  From the Ashes: A Cinderella Ballet could be the perfect way for you to enjoy this winter Tuesday evening. The show starts at 7:30 p.m. on the Fine Arts Main Stage. Cost is: $14 general, $11 seniors, $7 students. Have plans? Call and reserve tickets for a performance 12/5-12/9! ( Make sure it doesn’t sell out)
  • Need a more low key activity for the evening? Check out the board game selection at Walmart and play with your friends or family. Monopoly anyone?
  • Gift Idea of the Day: You can never have too many shoes right? Get the latest shoe styles from Dodds Shoe Company, 401 S. 2nd St.
  • Recipe of the Day: Cranberry Ginger White Chocolate Bread with Cream Cheese Frosting (Source: Cinnamon Spice and Everything Nice Blog)

Get these ingredients at Safeway!

  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 50 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour, 10 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup canola oil, plus more for pan
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour, plus more for pan
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 3/4 cup sour cream or plain low-fat yogurt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup cranberries, fresh or frozen (not thawed)
  • 1/4 cup crystallized ginger, coarsely chopped
  • 3/4 cup white chocolate chips

 

  • frosting:
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 2 cups confectioners’ sugar, plus more if needed
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries, chopped

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly oil and flour a standard loaf pan. On a baking sheet with side spread the oats out and toast about 10 minutes until golden brown. Allow to cool and then pulse them in a food processor until finely ground. Add the oats to a large mixing bowl along with flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon; stir together.
  • In a separate bowl whisk sour cream, oil, eggs and vanilla together until just combined. In the center of the dry ingredients make a well and pour in the wet ingredients. Mix by hand until just combined. Stir in cranberries, ginger and chocolate chips.
  • Add the batter to the prepared pan and smooth out the top. Bake about 50 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean from center. If the bread is browning too quickly place a piece of aluminum foil loosely over top. Remove pan to wire rack to cool 15 minutes then turn out and continue cooling on wire rack before frosting.

Frosting:

  • In a large bowl, using an electric mixer beat together the butter and cream cheese. With the mixer on low speed, add the powdered sugar a cup at a time until smooth and creamy. Beat in the vanilla extract. Continue beating on low speed 3-4 minutes until smooth and fluffy. Frost cake and sprinkle a handful of chopped dried cranberries over top if desired. Store cake in refrigerator.
Cranberry Ginger White Chocolate Bread with Cream Cheese Frosting

Cranberry Ginger White Chocolate Bread with Cream Cheese Frosting

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