Monday, November 17, 2008

Downeast Maine Pumpkin Bread

This is an absolutely delicious pumpkin bread. The flavors are very bold and will not disappoint! I found this recipe on allrecipes. It is one that has gotten 5 stars and been reviewed by over 2,000 people. I like trying ones like that because they will usually be very good. How can sooo many people be wrong! The only change that I made was what many of the reviewers recommend and that was substituting 1/2 cup applesauce and using only 1/2 cup of vegetable oil. I think next time I will use the full cup of vegetable oil instead. I think it will be fine. I like these types of breads very moist. I don't think I would add anything to this bread like nuts, or chocolate chips because the bread is really very good on its own.

1 (15 ounce) can of pumpkin puree

4 eggs

1 cup vegetable oil

2/3 cup water

3 cups white sugar

3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

2 teaspoons baking soda

1 1/2 teaspoons salt

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1 teaspoon ground nutmeg

1/2 teaspoon ground cloves

1/4 teaspoon ground ginger

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour three 7 x 3 inch loaf pans.. (I used two 9 x 5)

In a large bowl, mix together pumpkin puree, eggs, oil, water and sugar until well blended. In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and ginger. Stir the dry ingredients into the pumpkin mixture until just blended. Pour into the prepared loaf pans.

Bake for about 50 minutes in the preheated oven. Loaves are done when toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
Katherine of Smoky Mountain Cafe has tagged me to reveal 7 random facts about myself. Well here goes!
I am a huge dog lover. (All animals really)
My favorite food would be chocolate cake.
My favorite drink is a strong cup of coffee or a cafe mocha (hence the food blog name!)
I am a big horror movie fan.
My favorite author is Ann Rule and I can't wait for her new book to come out.
Hate to admit this but I am a big wrestling fan and watch it with my youngest son!
I sing all the time and wish I had a good voice but I really don't. But it doesn't stop me......


Darius T. Williams said...

Now THIS is some good looking bread!


Chocolate Shavings said...

That looks like some good pumpkin bread!

Anonymous said...

YUM! I LOVE pumpkin bread!

Katherine Aucoin said...

Your pumpkin bread looks great! Thanks for being a good sport and playing along with the meme. I have one pack pf pumpkin puree left, I think I will try this bread.

The Blonde Duck said...

I love pumpkin bread! Yum!

Kevin said...

Great looking pumpkin bread!