Saturday, October 16, 2010

Pumpkin Bread

It's Halloween season ..which means Pumpkin !!!!! I just could not resist a pumpkin recipe. What could be better than a pumpkin bread. I searched for a few recipes and finally decided on this one from Allrecipe. This is a big recipe. I halved the recipe and made some modifications as well.

I had never have a pumpkin bread... So it was an adventure trying out this recipe.

Ingredients ( This is the half recipe)
1/2 (15 ounce) can pumpkin puree
2 eggs
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1/3 cup water
220g white sugar ( I was horrified to find that I have only 120g of sugar at home. So I used brown sugar- 120g of white sugar and about 120g of brown sugar)
220g all-purpose flour
1 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 teaspoons salt
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon ( I added more)
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg ( I added more)
1/4teaspoon ground cloves ( I omitted this as I do not have them at home)
1/9 teaspoon ground ginger (I omitted this as I do not have them at home)

100g of chopped walnut - Not in the recipe. But I added in for some crunch.

1.Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a 9x5x3 loaf pan

2.In a large bowl, mix together pumpkin puree, eggs, oil, water until well blended.

3. In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, sugar, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and ginger.

4. Stir the dry ingredients into the pumpkin mixture until just blended.

5. Pour into the prepared pans.

6. Bake for about 50 minutes in the preheated oven. Loaves are done when toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.

The bread is moist and flavorful . I need to buy a pumpkin bread from Starbucks and do a blind test against mine :)


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