Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Classes and Chocolate!

Well we are three days into school now. 
My poetry class turned out to be really interesting. 
There is a young man in my class who well...he is annoying, thinks he is a big shot and wants all the attention on him. 
(Didn't we leave high school like 3 years ago?) 
I mean come on let someone else in the lime light! 

My child development teacher is also really interesting...
I am trying to decide if I like the way she teaches or not. 

Geometry has been going well so far 
(I am keeping a super Open mind about it) 

Today I also had a Cinnamon Chocolate loaf from Starbucks! 
SUPER YUMMY!
I loved it, maybe my new favorite thing! 

One sad thing is that me and Mr. Hobbs were suppose to be getting furniture from a friend of my moms well it turns out the friends husband may want to keep the furniture :( 
but we do get a pretty new Queen sized bed ;) 

My teeth are feeling better from the surgery but man I am still craving Indian food! 

I just found the recipe for the Cinnamon Chocolate Loaf!!! OMgosh I am so excited! 
Here is is :) 
Yummy!

Cinnamon Chocolate Loaf 
aka from Starbucks! 
Ingredients (makes two loaves):
Chocolate Batter –
  • 3 sticks unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 3 cups granulated sugar
  • 5 large eggs at room temperature
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 ¼ cup dutch processed cocoa
  • 1 tbsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • ¼ cup water
  • 1 tsp vanilla
Cocoa Spice Topping –
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • ¾ tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp dutch processed cocoa
  • Pinch of ground ginger
  • Pinch of ground cloves
  • ¼ cup sparkle sugar (for decorating)
Step 1 – The most obvious yet most forgotten (by me anyway) step, preheat oven to 350 F. Grab two 9 x 5 x 3 loaf pans and line with parchment paper.
Step 2 – To mix the batter you’ll start with the butter and sugar. Mix these in an electric mixer until light and creamy, around 5 minutes. Then add the eggs, one at a time, mixing until each is fully incorporated. You may need to scrape down the sides of the bowl a few times to get them fully mixed in.
Step 3 – Grab another bowl and sift together flour, cocoa, cinnamon, salt, baking powder and baking soda. In a separate bowl, whisk together the buttermilk, water and vanilla. With your mixer on a low speed, begin adding the contents of each bowl to the butter mixture, alternating between the two until your mixture is fully blended, but not overly whipped. Then split your batter between the two pans. If your batter is slightly uneven, you can lightly shake the pan to even out the tops.
Step 4 – My favorite step, and the easiest part of the recipe, make your topping. Just combine the sugar, cinnamon, cocoa, ginger and cloves. Then evenly layer the decorating sugar over your batter, followed by the spice mixture.
Step 5 – Finally, bake for 45-50 minutes.
Found here: http://www.starbucks.com/blog/recipe-chocolate-cinnamon-bread/1181
Much love! 
~Alysse

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