Thursday, November 01, 2007

Feeling Fallish

Sorry the posting has been a little scarce. Things have been a little hectic, and this has been a really terrible week. I'm ready for it to be over. Anyway, this past Saturday, when I was feeling much more chipper, I decided to get myself into the kitchen and do a bit of baking. I have been waiting all year for autumn. All summer long, telling myself that it would be crazy to indulge my craving for pumpkin bread when it's time for berries and things. But the time had finally come, so I pulled out my Grandma's recipe and got to work. The recipe makes two loaves, so I sent one to work with Josh this week. It went over well, as his tiny office ate it all that day. Guess I'll have to pull the recipe out again real soon.

Pumpkin Bread
Family recipe; Makes 2 loaves

3 cups sugar
1 cup vegetable oil
4 eggs, beaten
1 can pumpkin puree
2/3 cup water
3 1/2 cups all purpose flour
2 teaspoon baking soda
2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon nutmeg
1 teaspoon allspice
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves

  • Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. Cream sugar and oil together. Add eggs and pumpkin and mix well. Sift together dry ingredients; add dry ingredients alternately with water.
  • Pour into well greased and floured 9" x 5" loaf pans. Bake at 350 for 90 minutes, or until tests done. Let stand 10 minutes. Remove from pan to cool.
My notes: The only thing I have to say is that this is probably one of the things I most looked forward to my grandmother making at Thanksgiving and Christmas, so it makes me really happy that I'm able to make it now too.

1 comment:

Pill Box Tales said...

This looks so good. I too have had one of those weeks. Seeing this recipe made me happy, for some reason. Also, it made me realize that I don't own a single loaf pan. Hope your weekend is better.
Keep posting, because I love your recipes.

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