Thursday, March 17, 2011
I've had pumpkin coming out my ears since we picked them all from our vine. I've made pumpkin soup , pumpkin Scones , Mexican Tortilla Stack , and lots of Pumpkin bread. I'm down to only one pumpkin left!
I have made this recipe several times and a few people have asked for the recipe.
Pumpkin Bread ~ makes two loaves
3 1/2 cups plain flour
2tsp bicarb soda
1 1/2 tsp salt
2 tsp cinnamon
2 tsp nutmeg
3 cups sugar
4 eggs beaten
2 cups fresh cooked pumpkin
water (2/3 cup if using canned pumpkin, 1/2 if using fresh)
1 cup vegetable oil
Preheat oven to 180 degrees celcius. Combine flour, soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg and sugar. Add eggs, water, oil and pumpkin. Stir till blended.
Pour into two loaf tins. Bake for 1 hour. Cool. Tastes best eaten the next day.
The thing I love about this recipe is you pretty much can't get it wrong. I've made it with only 3 eggs, still turned out fine. I've made it with only 2 cups of sugar, turned out fine. I made it without nutmeg, fine. I used more or less pumpkin, still fine. I've used less oil, still fine. I've even forgotten the water and it still turned out fine. I've just poured the ingredients in without measuring, still fine!
Eat it hot, cold, with or without butter. It's good many ways.
Thanks to a friend who prodded me about posting this recipe. She tasted some and wanted the recipe. Her husband outed her to me that whenever his wife is on the computer she's ALWAYS looking at my blog. He says come to bed, what are you looking at? Ha. My blog. Sweetest comment EVER! You know who you are xx
I'm posting today instead of Foody Friday cause tomorrow I hope to have lots to share about my night out to see Wicked!