Pumpkin Bread Recipe
The smell is wonderful and the taste of pumpkin bread is simply delicious.
Making pumpkin bread is not hard, as a matter of fact it is easy as pie, no pun intended. With a little bit stirring mixing and baking your house will have a beautiful smell of nice autumn flavor that comes out from the pumpkin bread.
Many people use canned pumpkin for making this bread because it does provide excellent results. However, you can use a sugar pumpkin or butternut squash if you want a more caramelized and roasted flavor. Steaming is also good, but you may miss some of the flavor from roasting. The pumpkin bread recipe works well for all kinds of pumpkins and mixes. Additionally, you can glaze the pumpkin bread to give it a festive look, plus enhance its taste with powdered sugar.
Before you start baking preheat the oven to 350 degrees. In one kitchen bowl add 2 cups of cooked pumpkin or 16 oz. canned pumpkin. 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour (not self-rising). 1 cup vegetable oil. 2 teaspoons salt. 2 teaspoon cinnamon. 1 teaspoon baking soda. 1/2 teaspoon allspice. 1/2 teaspoon cloves. 1/2 teaspoon salt. Mix for about 2 minutes. In another bowl, add 4 eggs. 2/3 cups of water. 1 teaspoon butter. And 1 teaspoon vanilla extract. Mix for about 2 minutes. After each bowl is completely mixed, Combine the ingredients together into one bowl.
Continue mixing until all the ingredients are well incorporated and stocked together, and pour the mixture into a standard size non-stick loaf pan. If you do not have a non-stick pan then you can use any kind of pan but make sure you coat it with flour and butter. Place the pan in the oven and bake for 30 to 45 minuets. Insert a knife of toothpick to check whether the bread is well baked. Take the pumpkin bread out of the oven and let it cool off for about fifteen minutes. Then the pumpkin bread is ready to be serve.