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Monday, September 27, 2010

Pumpkin Bread

The cooking continues. {And still no laptop...although there are pics of at least 2 adventures I'd like to share with you...they'll have to wait.} So, I thought I'd share another recipe with you.

When we first married and it was Sweet Man's turn to cook, he'd pull this bachelor foolishness, loosely follow a recipe, throw in weird ingredients, and whip something up. Who doesn't follow a recipe? Really, sheesh.

I'd stand aside, watching and declaring, "You can't change the recipe. That's a bastardization. It's just not right." I was such a good newlywed wife...supportive, encouraging, wise in my words, etc.

Of course, his experimentations were very edible and quite tasty. {Recipe experimentation SCORE, as of August, 2002: Sweet Man = 18, Gypsy Momma = 0}

Days ago, Bug saw a can of pumpkin in the pantry and requested pumpkin bread. I found this from Food Network, but I modified. So, here is my, ahem, bastardization of pumpkin bread. The strikethroughs are the original; my modifications are in orange.

Pumpkin Bread

Recipe Courtesy of Cathy Lowe
Prep Time: 20 min Inactive Prep Time: -- Cook Time: 30 min Level:
-- Serves:2 loaves


3  2 c. sugar

1 cup vegetable oil 1/2 c. coconut oil

1 c. applesauce

4  2 eggs, lightly beaten + 2 eggs' worth of egg whites

16 ounces canned unsweetened pumpkin

3 1/2 2 c. flour + 1 1/2 c. whole wheat flour

1 T. wheat germ

1 T. milled flax seed

2 teaspoons salt

2 teaspoons baking soda

1 teaspoon baking powder

1 teaspoon nutmeg

1 teaspoon allspice

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon cloves

2/3  1 cup water

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter and flour 2 9 by 5 loaf pans. Stir together sugar and oil. Stir in eggs, applesauce, and pumpkin. Combine dry ingredients in separate bowl. Blend dry ingredients and water into wet mixture, alternating. Divide batter between two loaf pans. Bake for 30 to 40 minutes or until cake tester comes out clean. Let stand 10 minutes. Remove from pans and cool.

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It was delicious...very moist, not too sweet. Both kids liked it, too...Sweet Man isn't a quick breads kinda guy, but he acknowledged it was good. {Recipe experimentation SCORE, as of Sept. 2010: Sweet Man = 356, Gypsy Momma = 1}

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