i featured the pumpkin bread in my thanksgiving post and have had a few questions and requests for the recipe. it is more like cake because it is heavenly moist. a simple, delicious and easy to throw together recipe anyone could enjoy. this bread transitions nicely into the Christmas season also. i have made it in small loaf pans wrapped it in cellophane with a pretty ribbon around it and it makes a great neighbor/friend gift.
do you have a favorite seasonal food? is it something you make or is it something someone else makes? for some reason this is the only time of year i make this yummy bread.
i hope you try it and like it as much as we do.
Set oven to 325
grease the bottom of two loaf pans
2c of (I prefer fresh) pumpkin or 1 16 oz. can
2 c sugar
2/3 c butter softened
1/2 c water
2 1/2 c flour
2 t soda
1 t salt
1 t cinnamon*
1/2 t ground cloves*
2/3 c chopped nuts
2/3 c chopped raisins
* can substitute 2 t pumpkin pie spice
In a large bowl combine pumpkin, sugar, butter, water, eggs.
Beat 1 minute on medium speed.
Mix together flour, soda, salt, spices --
Beat 1 minute at medium speed -- stir in raisins and nuts.
Pour into pans.
Bake at 325 for 50-60 minutes until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan, then on rack to completely cool.