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Pumpkin Bread Recipe

Pumpkin Bread Recipe

 

Awesome Pumpkin Bread Recipe With Canned Pumpkin

Nothing warms the soul than fresh baked bread, especially on those cold winter days. The smell floats through the house and everyone comes running to grab a fresh slice of homemade bread when it first comes out of the oven. In the fall I love to cook homemade pumpkin bread. I do not take the time to use fresh pumpkin, I cheat and use canned pumpkin instead. Now some of you may call me a trader for using canned pumpkin, if I have the time to process my own pumpkin puree then I will, but most of the time I do not have the free time so I will use canned pumpkin instead.

 

We all know that time saved in the preparation of a meal is time better spent enjoying the process or the company of your family or guests.

This recipe makes one large baking pan’s worth. You can cook it in a couple of smaller pans if you wish. The ingredients below makes roughly two regular sized loaves.

Ingredients:

10 oz. pumpkin puree (canned)

2 eggs (medium)

2/3 cup vegetable oil

1 cup water

2 cups sugar

2 1/2 cup flour

1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda

1 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg

1/4 teaspoon ground cloves

1/4 teaspoon ground ginger

Preparation Instructions:

1. Preheat your oven to 350 F (That’s 180 C).

2. Lightly grease your baking pan(s), and sprinkle a light coat of flour on top.

3. Combine eggs, vegetable oil, sugar and pumpkin puree in a bowl and mix until they’re completely blended together.

4. In a separate bowl, mix together the flour, baking soda, salt and the spices.

5. Mix all the ingredients together into one larger bowl using a whisk.

6. Pour your batter into your greased and floured baking pan.

7. Bake for 45 minutes at 350 F. Inspect the bread in about 35 minutes. Once you can poke it with a toothpick without anything sticking to the toothpick, your bread is finished.

But of course who can resist the urge to try a piece of this delicious bread right when you pull it out of the oven. Now no one needs to know that you did not use fresh pumpkin and cheated a little by using store bought canned pumpkin. Your guest wont know unless you tell them, you secret is safe with me.

 

 

Posted by Tom in Recipes
Old Fashion Simple Bread Recipe

Old Fashion Simple Bread Recipe

Old Fashion Simple Bread Recipe

Many years ago I remember my mother baking some of the best smelling bread that filled the house with the smell of love. Not to many years ago we had bread machines and mixes that filled everyone’s kitchen, today I never find anyone making bread like my mother use to make.

I found this wonderful bread recipe on the internet. When I made my first loaf it brought a tear to my eye remembering my mother in the kitchen making homemade bread.

This recipe is simple and easy to make, most anyone can make this and enjoy fresh natural homemade bread.

5 Simple Ingredients:

  • 2 1/2 cups flour (you’ll add more as you knead the bread)
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 2 1/2 tsp yeast
  • 1 1/4 cup warm water
  • extra virgin olive oil

Instructions:

In a large bowl add the flour, salt, and yeast. Mix through.

Add the water and stir into a shaggy dough.

Using your hands, in the bowl, knead the dough; adding a tablespoon of flour more at a time to help you continue to knead. About an extra 3 – 4 tablespoons. Knead for 3-4 minutes. The dough should remain light, and sticky.

Once the dough is holding together well and still feels sticky, tacky, yet firm, add a teaspoon of extra virgin olive oil to the dough and shape into a tight ball. (The extra virgin olive oil will give flavor and prevent the dough from sticking to your hands.)

Place the dough into a clean, oiled bowl. Cover with plastic wrap, then a cloth towel, and allow to rise for one hour.

Once the dough has doubled, carefully, remove the dough from the bowl onto a floured counter making sure to not compress it. You do not want to release all of its gasses

With floured hands, sprinkle a bit of flour onto the dough and shape it as demonstrated in the video into a tight ball.

Place it on top of parchment paper, on a cookie sheet or cutting board, and score the top with a sharp knife or razor blade. With a brush, oil the top and sprinkle additional flour on top to get that nice rustic look.

Cover with plastic wrap and a towel for an additional 20 minutes.

Preheat oven to 500F with a pizza stone inside.

After the 20 minutes transfer the bowl with the parchment paper to the pizza stone in the oven.

Slide from one surface to the other and bake for 10 minutes at 500F.

After the 10 minutes, lower the oven temperature to 350F and bake an additional 25 minutes.

Once done, remove the bread with the parchment paper to a cooling rack.

Allow the bread to cool completely before slicing. If you slice the bread before it’s completely cooled, the inside will not be fully done

Enjoy the taste and the aroma!

 

Posted by Tom in Recipes