Friday, September 17, 2010

Fall is here!

The nip is in the air! It is definitely sweater weather. Take a walk & smell the air. It is full of harvest! The corn is drying, the leaves are changing color, the farmers are out in the fields & the ovens are starting up again. I have had my oven off for most of the summer but not any longer! It is time to bake bread, cookies, pies, brownies & so much more. i think today I will start with pumpkin bread. Oh the smells that waft from my oven. Cinnamon, cloves, & pumpkin! Next week I will add my favorite pumpkin bread recipe-so easy & so yummy! Here is one the cookbooks that I have for sale! I love old cookbooks!
Here it is! My favorite pumpkin bread recipe-I think it is from a cookbook called Amish & Mennonite Kitchens.

Pumpkin Bread

3 cups sugar
1 cup oil
4 eggs
1 tsp nutmeg
1 tsp cinnamon
1 1/2 tsp salt
2 cups pureed pumpkin
2/3 cups water
1 tsp soda
1/2 tsp
baking powder
3 cups flour

1. Combine sugar, oil, eggs, nutmeg, cinnamon & salt. Beat well.
2. Add remaining ingredients & mix well.
3. Pour batter into 2 loafe pans which have been generously greased. I like to put mine into 1 bundt pan for a fancier presentation.
4. Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour. Let cool for 3 minutes & take out of pans to finish cooling.

 I have one in the oven as I type & it smells heavenly!!

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