Tuesday, August 30, 2011

grandma's pumpkin bread

so here i am again with the food. i love pumpkin bread any time of the year. i don't keep canned pumpkin on hand normally, but always wish i had some. i was on the sweet-tooth aisle at the grocery store today and my eye met the canned pumpkin. i automatically grabbed a can. and from the time i put it in my cart to the time i got home, i had been dreaming of pumpkin bread. warm, out of the oven slathered with butter, pumpkin bread. that's how we eat it, anyway! 

my grandma and sister were here recently and i had asked my grandma for a few recipes. a few days after they left, i received her hand-written recipes. then a few more days went by and she sent more. i will treasure those in the years to come..something about them being in her writing. when i was younger, i used to think she had the prettiest writing :) although i had only asked for a few recipes, she sent many more than that! i have a really good recipe for pumpkin bread, but grandma's stuff is always better, right?! :D

here's grandma's recipe:

  •  i can pumpkin (15 oz)
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 3 1/2 cups flour
  • 2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup oil (i use canola)
  • 2/3 cup water
  • a little salt..like 1/2 tsp or so
  • 1 tsp cinnamon (i didn't measure but probably used more) i omitted the nutmeg and cloves--as does she :)
i used a mixer to combine the eggs and sugar

then used a spatula to add the pumpkin to the mix.

combine all dry ingredients

alternate mixing the flour and water into the pumpkin batter

the end batter

 this recipe makes 3 loaves of bread! bake @ 350 for 35-40 min-until toothpick comes out clean from the middle. i put the leftover batter in 2 containers and then in the fridge for later use..as in tomorrow :)

this is only the beginning of the butter :)

the only person i shared with was crew :)