Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Pumpkin Bread Extraordinaire

I'm addicted to Starbucks Pumpkin Loaf but at $2.50 per slice I don't indulge myself very often.  However, on the off chance that I happen to get sucked into what I call the the Starbucks Vortex, I almost always order a Vente, whole milk, no foam Latte with two fake sugars, to wash down my most adored confection. This indulgent little snack quickly adds up to a whooping six bucks! UGH!
Instead of breaking the bank on coffee and cake this week, I decided to do some recipe recon and make some pumpkin bread at home. 
I not only found the Ultimate Pumpkin Bread recipe, I also found a community of food enthusiasts dedicated to sharing their cooking videos at the Streaming Gourmet!
Amy, the blog owner of the Streaming Gourmet, has featured some gruesome Halloween Party Starters this week.  Her Jack O' Lantern Puking Guacamole recipe is sure to get the attention of your party guests!  
Her site is also filled with food information and hundreds of "how to" cooking videos posted by community members. 
Let me share Amy's discription of "How It Works".
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Amy has graciously given me permission to share this delicious recipe with you! My Pumpkin Bread addiction has been satiated. Thank you Amy!
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp ground cloves
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 3 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 cup butter, really soft, half melted really
  • 3 large eggs (I used 4 small)
  • 1 16 oz can of pure pumpkin
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans (optional)

  • Preheat oven to 350˚F and spray two medium loaf pans with nonstick cooking spray. (I used a bundt pan)
  • In a medium bowl, mix the flour, spices, salt, baking soda, and baking powder and set aside.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer with the wire whisk attached, dump in the sugar. Take the butter and put it in the microwave for about 30 seconds, so that it is half melted. Dump it into the sugar. Add the eggs. Cream these three ingredients together on medium speed for about 2 minutes or until fluffy. Add the pumpkin and combine well.
  • In three batches, add the dry ingredients and mix gently until each batch is just incorporated. Scrape the sides between each batch.
  • Pour half of the batter into a one of the prepared pans (or all the batter into bundt pan). Fold the pecans into the remaining batter and then pour it into the other prepared pan.
  • Bake side-by-side for about one hour or until an inserted knife comes out clean the top is golden (for bundt pan bake at 350 for 50 minutes .

Yields 2 loaves or one bundt cake.
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  1. That's a beautiful bread, Rebecka! I love pumpkin too! Reply to your question about Pumpkin Bread, yes, I do have one recipe on my blog, a soft, tasty, buttery pumpkin cake. If you're up to it, give it a try someday, I'm sure that you will enjoy it. Look it up under the label in "Recipes" listed in "Cakes". Have a lovely day!

  2. Your pumpkin bread looks gorgeous! Using the bundt pan is a great idea! I would love to have a slice with my cup of tea. It is making me hungry and I can almost smell the cake from here :)

  3. Thanks Joy, I'll be by your blog to book mark the page. I love trying different recipes and I can't wait to try your soft, tasty pumpkin cake!! TY

    Makin me blush over here....You're such a sweetheart Biren! Thank you!

  4. I'm just passing by and thought id say hello. We will be receiving some snow this weekend in Pennsylvania, and the leaves are just about at their peek colors. I hope everyone has a very nice weekend. Richard from Amish Stories.


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