Gingerbread captures the essence of the holidays -- warmth, homeyness, time-honored traditions -- in a single pan.
Photography: MARIA ROBLEDO
Source: Martha Stewart Living, December 2013
These mini loaves baked in biodegradable wooden trays are the most economical way to offer all of that to your friends. One batch of batter turns out four loaves of perfectly moist and spicy bread. (It easily doubles for eight.)
Duc baking molds, by Panibois, $12 for 6, technobake.com
Bow of kitchen twine
Personalized gift tag
Bake the loaves.
Wrap the baked loaves in cellophane, then finish with kitchen twine and personalized gift tags.