Monday, February 7, 2011
Pumpkin Bread - For Real This Time
Pumpkin bread has always been one of my family's favorites and this particular recipe is the only one we ever use. However, while the recipe is perfection in itself, it appears that I'm flawed at times when it comes to copying it down. Hence, last year when I tried to make them, I ended up with these Pumpkin Blondies instead. Don't get me wrong, it turned out to be a delicious mistake, but this time I really wanted pumpkin BREAD. So, I made sure to double check and triple check the recipe and pay close attention to make sure I didn't forget to add something.
As a way to redeem myself for my mistake, I proceeded to make 15 mini loaves. Hah! Take that! You, pumpkin bread recipe, thought you could get the better of me, but I have now conquered you. Okay, I'm just joking. Actually, we wanted to give loaves of pumpkin bread to the elderly members of our church and so we needed to make a lot.
This time, there were no mistakes. The breads were just as they should be - flavorful with pumpkin and spices, fragrant, and by golly, this time they rose up beautifully (which definitely elicited a sigh of relief from me as I peeked at them through the oven door). The people were all a smiles as they received their goodies.
Oh, and if you want to know why there's no picture of any slices, it's because the last remaining loaf mysteriously disappeared (presumably into someone's stomach) before I could take any pics of it.
2 c. unsifted flour
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda (I forgot this last time)
1 tsp. cloves
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. nutmeg
2 c. sugar
3/4 c. butter or margarine, softened (do not use unsalted butter)
1 (1 lb.) can pumpkin (about 1 3/4 cup)
Preheat oven to 325F. Combine all the dry ingredients well. Blend butter and sugar and add two eggs. Add the pumpkin. Add the flour mixture. Bake in two 9x5x3 loaf pans for 1 hour and 15 min. or in five mini loaf pans for 35 min., or until a toothpick comes out clean.
This recipe is linked to:
My Sweet and Savory's Meatless Mondays
Midnight Maniac's Meatless Mondays
Just Another Meatless Monday
Rook No. 17
Recipes I Can't Wait to Try
Sweet Tooth Friday
Decidedly Healthy or Horridly Decadent