Friday, November 16, 2012

rainy day + pumpkin bread

i love baking on a cold and rainy day, staying cozy inside with an oven warmed house and sweet smells in the air. plus with fall in full effect and thanksgiving around the corner i figured what better way to get into the holiday spirit than bake up a  loaf of pumpkin bread?  i plan to enjoy half of the loaf fresh and dry out the remainder to go in my pumpkin bread pudding i'll be serving for a friendsgiving dessert on monday!  
gathering the ingredients: 8 oz pumpkin puree, 1 egg, 1/3 c vegetable oil, 1 tsp vanilla, 1/4 c water1 1/4 c flour, 3/4 c sugar, 3/4 baking soda, 1/2 tsp salt, 1 tsp fresh ground cinnamon, 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg, 1/8 tsp freshly ground cloves, 1/8 tsp ground ginger

a close up of the power flavors of the group
1. pre-heat oven to 350°; 2. sift together dry ingredients and set aside; 3. beat together egg, oil, water, vanilla; 4. slowly fold in dry ingredients until moist
5. pour batter into greased loaf pan (grease the loaf pan with butter, spread enough flour to coat inside of pan and dump remainder)
6. gently spread batter evenly in pan
7.  bake at 350° for 45 minutes.  you're done baking if an inserted toothpick comes out clean... and voilĂ ! 
 this bread was so moist and fluffy; it was a nice change from the dense and gooey pumpkin bread mixes i've tried in the past and just as easy!
bread + butter
i melted a pat of butter on the warm bread and paired it with a warm cup of coffee.  

breakfast. heaven...  enjoy!


  1. Looks great for a rainy day curled up on the sofa


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