Thursday, March 18, 2010

Grandma's Pumpkin Bread

Recently I have been trying to bake some of the recipes from my grandmother.   She sent this one in the mail to me last month and it came out pretty good with a few changes.  The recipe was given to her from a long time childhood friend, Catherine who passed away last fall.   She told me they had been best friends since Bible School.   My grandmother is now in her 80's. 

Grandma's Pumpkin Bread (Makes two loaves)

1 can Pumpkin (plain, not pie filling)  16 oz can.
1 cup oil (I used 1/2 cup oil & 1/2 cup of apple sauce)
2 cups sugar
4 eggs, beaten
2/3 cups water
3.5 cups flour (I used 3 cups of flour and 1/2 cup of wheat germ)
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon allspice
1 teaspoon nutmeg
Raisins, choc chips and nuts optional

Combine sugar, oil, and eggs.  Stir in pumpkin, water and remaining ingredients.  Pour into 2 greased loaf pans.  Bake 1 hour at 350.

Once again, my sous chef Olivia.  So helpful....................

There is nothing like hot bread right out of the oven with melting butter!