I personally felt like there was a lot of steps to making this gingerbread, with melting the chocolate and all... then later melting more chocolate to make icing. I dumped half a bowl of buttermilk on the floor... (no cat to lick it up anymore, whaa, whaa... oh wait, my cat wasn't allowed to eat dairy anyway) And then once the bread was done resting I couldn't get the darn thing out of the pan!!!! It was stuck to the bottom! So i pleaded and prodded with it and FINALLY I pulled it out of the pan with big chunks stuck to the bottom. Nice Sabro, Nice!
I was able to frost it and then let it set, and cut only about 6 nice pieces from the only part of the bread that wasn't deformed.
I thought it tasted pretty good. But the icing was STRONG! The coffee really came through. As we say in Minnesota OOOOFTA!
Overall I would say it's pretty tasty... but not my favorite Dorie recipe I've made.