Monday, December 29, 2008

Monday's meal

There is a really awesome bakery near me called La Farm. I mean awesome, like featured on Oprah's favorite things list awesome. Needless to say it can also be a bit pricey. Seasonally they have this wonderful pumpkin bread. I adore it, but it's $6/ loaf and probably a bazillion calories. I only want a bit so I end up throwing it away or it spoils before I can eat it all. I guess I could freeze it, but that wouldn't be the same. So I thought I'd make up some of my own. This recipe is just your basic sweet bread recipe, you've probably seen it before or have one of your owns. I don't put nuts in mine since my dh is allergic, but you could have nuts, raisin or cranberries in yours if you like...go wild.

Pumpkin Bread

2 cups of all purpose flour
1 tsp of baking soda
1 tsp of baking powder
1 1/2 tsp of cinnamon
1 tsp of nutmeg
1 (15 oz) of canned pumpkin
1 cup of sugar
1/2 cup of melted butter
2 eggs
2 tsp of vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour a loaf pan. Whisk the first 5 ingredients together in a large bowl. In another bowl mix together the rest of the ingredients until smooth and then fold the pumpkin mixture into the flour mixture. Mix until combined, but do not overmix. Place in loaf pan in the center of oven and bake until golden brown on top and toothpick in center comes out nearly clean. Approximately 45 minutes. Remove from oven, let cool about 10 minutes, remove from the pan and serve warm with a pat of butter.


Chi-Chi said...

Ooooh I love pumpkin bread!!! I've been making this one this holiday season and it is delicious!!!