Monday, November 17, 2014

Pumpkin Bread, the Best Pumpkin Bread in the World, a Vintage Recipe from the 70's!

You know when someone tells you they don't like Pumpkin Bread and they try this recipe......... and tell you they ate it all, then it has to be the best Pumpkin Bread in the world!
This is a vintage recipe from my sister in law. It's the only Pumpkin Bread that my wife makes.
She's been making it since the early 70's.
This would make a great Holiday gift for friends and neighbors. You can make them in disposable Baking Pans.

Here's what you'll need:
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
2 - Loaf Pans 7 3/8 X 3 5/8 X 2 1/4, brushed well with Pan Release Mix. (equal parts of Crisco, Vegetable Oil and Flour) I start with 1 C of each mixed well and refrigerated in a jar. I always have it available for all of my baking needs.

Pumpkin Bread:

1 2/3 C Flour    
1 1/3 C Sugar
1/2 tsp Baking Powder
3/4 tsp Salt
1 tsp Baking Soda
1/2 tsp Cinnamon
1tsp Ground Ginger
1/4 tsp Ground Cloves
2 Eggs, beaten
1 C  100% Pure Pumpkin (from a 15 oz. can). See note below to double the recipe and use the entire can)
1/3 C Shortening
1/3 C Water
1 C Chopped Nuts (Optional)

In a large mixing bowl:
Sift together Flour, Sugar, Baking Powder, Salt, Baking Soda, All Spices.
Puree Pumpkin
Mix for 1 minute with an Electric Hand Mixer.

Divide evenly among the 2 pans.
Bake for 45 - 50 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.

For convenience, double the recipe, because it uses 1 can of Pumpkin. Bake in 4 of the suggested size pans.
It can also be baked in a single standard loaf pan (8.5" X 4.5") for 1 hour.

Peace in the Kitchen!

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