Thursday, November 18, 2004

Carnival of Recipes #14

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COVETED PUMPKIN BREAD



INGREDIENTS:

Flour (3 cups)
Sugar (2 cups)
Baking Soda (2 tsp.)
Cinnamon (2 tsp.)*
Nutmeg (1 tsp.)*
Baking Powder (1/2 tsp.)*
Ground Cloves (1/4 tsp.)*
Salt (dash)
Eggs (2)
Vegetable Oil (2/3 cup)
Pumpkin -100% Pure (15 oz. can)
Raisins (optional)
Powdered Sugar (1 tbs –optional)

*I usually don’t level off the spices.

DIRECTIONS:

-Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees

Mix together all dry ingredients: Flour, sugar, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, baking powder, ground cloves & salt.
In a separate bowl lightly beat eggs then stir in oil & pumpkin.
Add wet ingredients to dry and stir (just enough to combine).
If you are going to use raisins –boil water and remove from heat…put the raisins in for about a minute then strain them. Add them to the mixture.
Pour mixture into bread pans (about 3/4 full)
Bake for approximately one hour (check @ 45 minutes –if toothpick pulls out clean they’re done).
Sprinkle loaves with powdered sugar.
This will make two loaves regular size loaves or four mini-loaves* (I use these on my Christmas cookie trays).
*If using mini-loaf pans - check loaves @ 30 minutes.
*These freeze really well.

Enjoy!

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