Monday, October 29, 2012

The Smell of Warm Pumpkin Bread...

Hope you are having a beautiful fall! I thought I would share a few pictures of what I have been up to today... baking pumpkin bread!
The house smells heavenly of pumpkin and spice.
It tastes even better set up Vintage style....
I set it on top my very old footed cutting/butcher block along with an Old English bread knife for slicing.
Of course, we like to add a little butter (looking delicious in a antique English wooden "Butter" dish)...
Or...for dessert a big dollop of freshly whipped hevy cream!
Here's the recipe if you don't have a favorite of your own. So simple....
1 1/2 Sticks unsalted butter, room temp.
3 T. Molasses
2 cups sugar
4 eggs
2/3 cup orange juice or water
2 cups pumpkin pur'ee
3 1/3 cups flour
1/2 t. baking powder
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground cloves
1 cup raisins optional
Preheat oven to 350. Butter bundt or 2 large loaf pans.
With mixer cream butter, molasses and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in 
the eggs, one at a time. Beat til light and lemon colored. Add orange juice and pumpkin
pur'ee mix well. Sift dry ingrediants together and add to the pumpkin mixture stirring well with a wooden spoon to thoroughly combine. Spoon into pan. Bake one hour or until inserted toothpick comes out clean. Cool 10 min, then turn out onto rack to cool.