• Thanksgiving Pumpkin Bread Recipe
    4 eggs
    3 cups sugar
    2/3 cup water
    1 cup vegetable oil
    1 15 ounce can pumpkin
    3 and 1/2 cups flour
    2 tsp baking soda
    1 tsp baking powder
    1 and 1/2 tsp salt
    1 tsp cinnamon
    1/2 tsp nutmeg
    1/2 tsp cloves
    (1 and 1/2 cups nuts optional)
    Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. oven
    Gather ingredients (above) and equipment (two mixing bowls, wisk, dry and liquid measuring cups, measuring spoons, wooden spoon, rubber spatula, three medium bread pans, hot pads or oven mitts, cooling racks). ingredients
    Mix the eggs, sugar, water, oil and pumpkin in a bowl with a wisk.
    Sift the flour, spices, baking soda and
    baking powder into another bowl.
    Combine the wet and dry mixtures with a wisk or wooden spoon. (It may seem lumpy at first -  just keep on mixing until it is smooth in texture.) Scrape the sides with a rubber spatula. combinecombining
    Grease (with butter) and flour three medium sized bread pans. butterflourfloured pan
    If you like nuts in your bread, chop a cup and a half of the nuts of your choice to mix in before pouring into pans. (These are walnuts.) nuts
    Pour the mixture evenly into the three bread pans, using the rubber spatula to scrape the sides of the bowl. Place the pans into the oven on a shelf closer to the top of the oven than the bottom. oven
    Important! Set the timer for 50 minutes. You'll check the bread with a toothpick (it'll come out dry when the bread is done); depending on your oven and pans, your bread may need 5-10 minutes more. timer
    While the bread is baking you can make the cream cheese frosting.
    3 oz soft cream cheese
    1/2 cup soft butter
    1 tsp vanilla
    2 cups sifted powdered sugar
    Ah! The bread is done and frosted and ...where's my cup of coffee? frosted bread
Last Modified on December 1, 2009