Uncategorized

sign of the times

You know the seasons are starting to change when this family-favorite recipe is brought out of the recipe box once again. Emma cracked eggs (and picked out shells. a. lot. of. shells.) while I worked on dry ingredients and managed my radio station. (thank you, Jo) I can’t stop playing with this thing.

P1010020_2

P1010024_1

Thankfully, the recipe makes two loaves. A more responsible family might eat one loaf and freeze the second for another time. Not this family. Usually, it’s eat half of the first one after dinner, pound the rest at breakfast. Break into the second loaf by midafternoon the next day.
Thank goodness there was enough left to accompany a morning cup of tea to soothe my stuffy head and scratchy throat.

P1010040

PUMPKIN BREAD
3c sugar                          1t each:
1c oil                               ground cloves
4 eggs                             cinnamon
1 can of pumpkin              nutmeg
2/3c water                        allspice
2 1/2c flour
1/2t. baking powder
1t salt
2t baking soda

Mix together sugar, oil and eggs. Add pumpkin and water. Sift together and add dry ingredients and spices. Pour into two (regular sized) loaf pans lined with parchment paper. (cooking spray works, too). Cook at 350degrees for one hour. (less for glass loaf pans). Freezes well, if it lasts that long.

You know the seasons are starting to change when this family-favorite recipe is brought out of the recipe box once again. Emma cracked eggs (and picked out shells. a. lot. of. shells.) while I worked on dry ingredients and managed my radio station. (thank you, Jo) I can’t stop playing with this thing.

P1010020_2

P1010024_1

Thankfully, the recipe makes two loaves. A more responsible family might eat one loaf and freeze the second for another time. Not this family. Usually, it’s eat half of the first one after dinner, pound the rest at breakfast. Break into the second loaf by midafternoon the next day.
Thank goodness there was enough left to accompany a morning cup of tea to soothe my stuffy head and scratchy throat.

P1010040

PUMPKIN BREAD
3c sugar                          1t each:
1c oil                               ground cloves
4 eggs                             cinnamon
1 can of pumpkin              nutmeg
2/3c water                        allspice
2 1/2c flour
1/2t. baking powder
1t salt
2t baking soda

Mix together sugar, oil and eggs. Add pumpkin and water. Sift together and add dry ingredients and spices. Pour into two (regular sized) loaf pans lined with parchment paper. (cooking spray works, too). Cook at 350degrees for one hour. (less for glass loaf pans). Freezes well, if it lasts that long.

21 comments on “sign of the times”

  1. My bread today was going to be banana but mmmm maybe pumpkin instead.

    Thought you were very brave letting little E crack eggs right beside your mac – I don’t think I could be so trusting 😉

  2. Yum, Yum, YUM!

    I’m definitely book-marking this one, it looks and sounds delish…

    (and I do hope that it has special curative powers, to banish stuffy heads and scratchy throats for you!)

  3. Looks delicious, thanks for sharing the recipe. I just baked some banana bread yesterday, but I think I’m going to have to try out your recipe later this week.

  4. Oh, thank you so much for sharing your recipe. As the weather here in Southern California is only starting to change slightly, I want to wait a few more weeks until I am really in the fall mood. But this will be the first on my list of homemade goodies!

  5. mmm, sounds so delicious! Thanks for sharing the recipe. It is far, far from fall-ish here. It will still be in the 90s for about the next two months. We may get some coolish weather in Dec. but more likely in Jan. I love to crank up the a/c though and pretend like the cold is coming from outside! Perfect for the intoxicating smell of baking pumpkin bread….

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.