raise your hand if you love Williams Sonoma.
My son is beyond obsessed with trains. Obsessed isn't even a strong enough adjective. I don't know that one exists... So when I saw this train pan
I became obsessed with buying it... After a few months of lusting after the pan, I finally got my husband to cave, and I bought it...
The pan has 9 cavities, but I only had enough batter for 6 of them... Since it's the holidays I felt compelled to make gingerbread (also, my son lives for gingerbread)... I finished baking the gingerbread train at about 1:30am... When he woke up and I showed him what he could have for breakfast, he flipped out. Serious excitement happening. I swear he was doing the happy, happy, joy, joy dance... I've never felt more happy...
If you're interested, the recipe for the gingerbread itself is behind the following cut..
Gingerbread with Butter Sauce
2⅓ Cups Flour
½ Cup Butter, Softened
½ Cup Sugar
1 Cup Molasses
¾ Cup Hot Water
1 Tsp. Baking Soda
1¼ Tsp. Cinnamon
1¼ Tsp. Ginger
¼ Tsp. Nutmeg
½ Tsp. Salt
1 Cup Sugar
½ Cup Butter
½ Cup Evaporated Milk
1 Tsp. Vanilla
Preheat oven to 350*F. Lightly grease and flour pan. (I just use Pam cooking spray, and it works perfectly every time)... Set aside. In large bowl, combine all ingredients and beat on medium speed, 3 minutes. Scraping bowl often. Pour batter into prepared pan. Bake for 45-55 minutes, or until toothpick inserted comes out clean. Serve warm with butter sauce and whipped cream if desired. or let cool completely and decorate with icing.
To make butter sauce, heat ingredients in medium saucepan over medium heat. stirring constantly, until mixture comes to a boil. Serve warm over individual servings of gingerbread. Serves 8-12.
This recipe is one of the best gingerbread recipes I've come across, and it came off of the packaging from this
pan... I found mine at Target.