Friday, December 10, 2010

My favorite Pumpkin Bread (and a little story....)

I loooooooove pumpkin bread. It's good to eat morning, noon and night.

yummy afternoon snack
The recipe I have makes super moist pumpkin bread that is really more like a cake than a bread. In fact, I ate the last piece this morning with a big dollop of whipped cream on top and a cup of coffee. That is my kind of breakfast.

even yummier for breakfast
The Mr. left a very sad, little, broken piece in the Tupperware container.  (Which I oh-so-carefully photographed to look much nicer than the real thing.) And just the teeniest bit of whipped cream, too. Why he didn't just finish both last night is beyond me. I'm pretty sure I would have just polished it off. I mean really. But then I wouldn't have had a spectacular breakfast this morning.

mmmmmmmmm mmmm
So maybe he meant to do that?

As much as I would like that to be the truth. I'm pretty sure he just didn't want to do the dishes. Not to rag on him, but he has a thing about dishes and the dishwasher.

I used to tell Elli that daddy was allergic to the dishwasher. That's why he put his dishes in the sink instead of the dishwasher. She TOTALLY believed me. Then one day Don actually put something in the dishwasher. Elli started screaming with excitement and SHOUTING for me.

"Mom, mom, mom!!!! Dad's not allergic anymore! He's not sneezing or anything!!!!" she yelled.

"What are you talking about?" I asked.

"Look at dad! He's putting dishes in the dishwasher and he's ok!" She responded.

"HHHHHHHHHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA HA HA HA HA!!!!!" was my mature, motherly response.

I pretty much died laughing. Of course Don didn't think it was funny. And Elli was totally confused by the whole thing. Because she totally believes everything I tell her. Why would mommy say something that isn't true? uhhhhhhh. 'Cuz it was funny? And it annoys me that daddy won't put his dishes in the dishwasher? And sometimes I forget that my sarcasm and 'tude isn't always appropriate for her.

Oh well.

So back to the pumpkin bread. Here's my recipe if you would like to bake some yourself.

Pumpkin Bread

1 2/3 cups flour
3/4 t. salt
1/4 t. baking powder
1 t. baking soda
1/2 t. cinnamon
1/2 t. ground cloves
1/2 t. allspice
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 cup pureed canned pumpkin
1/3 cup water
2 eggs beaten
1/2 cup vegetable oil

1. Grease the bottom and sides of a 5 x 9-inch loaf pan. Line the bottom with waxed paper; grease the waxed paper.
2. Sift the flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, cloves and allspice together
3. Combine the sugar, pumpkin, water, eggs and oil in a bowl; mix well.
4. Add the flour mixture gradually, mixing well after each addition.
5. Spoon the batter into the prepared loaf pan.
6. Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour or until the loaf tests done.
7. Remove to a wire rack to cool.

This is super easy to make. Moist and delicious. Trust me. It's good.

PS. I swear the above story is true. Mostly true anyway. Elli read it and proclaimed I got it wrong and shouldn't lie on my blog. But my tired old memory remembers it this way - so that's the way it is. I know this makes me sound like I'm as old as Andy Rooney. Which I'm not. But sometimes I'm so tired I feel like I am.

The end.

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  1. And thankfully you don't have eyebrows like Andy Rooney.

  2. Yum! Pumpkin bread is one of my faces, for sure!

  3. Galit, I'm happy to know I'm not the only one that does that!!! I knew you didn't have a pumpkin face. ��


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