Thursday, November 24, 2011

Pumpkin Bread and Happy Thanksgiving!

It's my favorite holiday of the year! We have much to be thankful for, especially you - our readers who share our love of all things food.  Sending you wishes to enjoy the day with plenty of food, drinks and loved ones!

In honor of the holiday, here is my mom's recipe to her delicious Pumpkin Bread.  It doesn't feel like Thanksgiving without it!

Makes 2 loaves
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Baking Time: 1 hour 15 mins

3 1/2 cups Flour
2 tsp Baking Soda
1 1/2 tsp Salt
2 tsp Cinnamon
1 tsp Nutmeg
3 cups Sugar
1 cup Vegetable Oil
4 Eggs
2/3 cups Water
2 cups Pumpkin

Sift dry ingredients together.  Mix pumpkin, water, oil and eggs together.  Pour into dry mixture and mix well.  Pour into 2 greased 9" x 5" x 3" loaf pans.  Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 1 hour and 15 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the middle of the loaf comes out clean.

Cool for 10 minutes.  Take a flat edge knife and run it along the sides of the loaf to loosen it from the pan.  Allow the loaves to cool completely on a metal rack.  Once cooled, wrap it in 2 layers of saran wrap, and store it in a Ziploc bag.  

Happy Thanksgiving!

Piggy KL

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