During the Christmas season you tend to see a lot of gingerbread and mint flavored things. I am not a fan of either, though gingerbread is more tolerable than mint. I especially do not like mint chocolate flavored things. Yuck!
The flavor I gravitate towards for the season is cinnamon. Yesterday we were watching the Great American Baking Show and one of the things they had to make was some version of a coffee cake. I was quite bewildered to see what variations people used for a coffee cake; there were fruit versions and chocolate versions. For me, the traditional coffee cake is the cinnamon swirl version that I consider a sort of crumbly cake. Like those little Hostess snacks…
Seeing the show really peaked my sweet tooth. I was excited because this pregnancy, sweets have been a turn off for me but I have also been wanting to bake. I was going to make the cake tonight, but between not feeling well and decorating gingerbread houses with the kids, I just didn’t feel up to it.
Here is our funny looking village, the icing was too runny for sure. Chris’ was the only decent looking one.
After we were done we wound up watching The Polar Express.
So anyway tomorrow, I am going to attempt to make a coffee cake. Hopefully it turns out good!
What is your favorite flavor during the holidays? Let me know in the comments!