Sunday, October 12, 2008

Pumpkin Bread - you know you want it!

OK, a couple folks were asking Rick for the pumpkin bread recipe on Facebook. We were hoping to find the link to it online, but I'll just copy from the printout. This is originally from circa 2002 and posted by user "v monte" (I hope this mention clears me of any copyright issues :) ).

Here goes - this recipe makes 3 loaves. We usually do a 1/3 batch. I'll put the 1/3 quantities in parentheses next to the original amounts for those of you who are not math majors.

3 1/4 c. (1 c. + 1 TBSP) flour - we like spelt and whole wheat
2 tsp (2/3 tsp) baking soda
1 tsp (1/3 tsp) ground nutmeg
2 c. (2/3 c.) solid pack pumkin puree
1 c. (1/3 c.) vegetable oil
1 1/2 tsp (1/2 tsp) salt
1 tsp (1/3 tsp) ground cinnamon
3 c. (1 c.) white sugar
2/3 c. (1/4 c.) water
4 (1) eggs
1/2 c. (1/6 c.) chopped walnuts or raisins (optional)

1. Grease and flour one 7x3 inch pan per loaf. Preheat oven to 350 F (175 C).
2. Measure flour, sugar, baking soda, salt and spices in large bowl. Stir to blend. Add pumpkin, water, oil, eggs and nuts or raisins. Beat unti well combined. Pour batter into prepared pans.
3. Bake approximately 1 hour (use the old toothpick in the middle trick to tell if they are done).


Kimberly (aka. DrKim) said...

i want it! Thanks! I'm just too tired to bake maybe tomorrow...

chatterbox said...

Yeah, if I could pass a loaf virtually through the computer, I would do it. But, so far Facebook has only perfected 16-bit graphic gifts....

CyclistRick said...

I keep trying other recipes, and modifying this one. So far this one with modifications has worked best.

The latest round used dark brown sugar instead of white sugar specified in the original recipe. And the flour was unbleached white whole wheat flour (sounds like an oxymoron). I have used whole spelt flour, and it is a direct replacement. Regular whole wheat flour is a bit dense and requires juggling some of the liquid quanties a bit. Of course I find the thing that makes the biggest difference is good spices. No McCormick or other grocery store brands on our shelves!

Shannon Brown said...

I love pumpkin bread! Will definitely give it a try.

Groover said...

Yummy. I'm wondering if this would work in the bread machine, too.

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Chris said...

That sounds good. Have Rick make me some and send it to TX.