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Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Here is a great recipe for Pumpkin Bread. It makes one loaf if you want more adjust recipe accordingly. You can use can pumpkin or make your own pumpkin puree.
1 1/2 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon of salt
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup pumpkin
1/2 cup olive oil
2 eggs, beaten
1/4 cup water
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon allspice
1/2 cup chopped walnuts ( optional )
1 Preheat oven to 350°F.
2 Mix together the dry ingredients: flour, salt, sugar, and baking soda.
3 In a separate bowl mix the pumpkin, oil, eggs, 1/4 cup of water, and spices together.
4 Combine egg mixture with the dry ingredients, but do not mix too thoroughly.
5 Stir in the nuts if you are adding them.
6 Pour into a well-buttered 9x5x3 inch loaf pan.
7 Bake 50-60 minutes. Bread will be done when you can poke a tooth pick in the very center of the loaf comes out clean.
8 Remove from pan and let cool on a baking rack.
If you prefer to use fresh pumpkin and make your own puree you can do that too.
1 Cut up your pumpkin, remove the seeds and all the goo.
2 Cut your pumpkin into pieces.
3 Place your cut pieces of pumpkin into boiling water until tender.
4 Then scoop the soft pumpkin from the skins.
5 Place pumpkin in blender or food processor until pureed. You can use a masher to if you want, it will just take a little bit longer.
Whether you use canned pumpkin or make your own pumpkin puree your guests will love this pumpkin bread. Serve cold or place in the microwave for a short time and serve warm. Olive oil is used in place of butter to make it extra moist.
Hint : If you want to use your Halloween Pumpkin to make your own puree but want to serve your bread for Thanksgiving you can. Just make up your puree and freeze it and when you are ready to start your holiday baking you are set. It is only recommended to freeze for 30 days.
Enjoy and happy baking.
by: O'Ryans Village