Friday, October 09, 2009

Baking therapy

This has been an unusual week for me. It started with getting braces--yes,braces--on Monday, followed by the extraction of two teeth on Wednesday. Needless to say, I've been just a little focused on my mouth, though not too interested in eating. Tapioca pudding, soup, smoothies, and protein drinks have been my staples this week. Even so, today I felt good enough to venture into the kitchen for a little baking.

Fresh from the oven

Pumpkin bread is a fall favorite, such a treat for breakfast or even dessert. This recipe is one my mom used when I was growing up, and I've been relying on it ever since. If you give it a try, let me know!

Beat in large mixing bowl:
4 eggs
3 cups sugar
1 cup canola oil
2 cups canned pumpkin
3 1/3 cups flour
2 t. baking soda
1 1/2 t. salt
1 t. nutmeg
1 t. cinnamon
2/3 cup water
chopped pecans (optional)

Mix well at slow to medium mixer speed. Pour batter into two greased loaf pans (9 x 5) and top with pecans if desired. Bake at 350 degrees for 60 to 90 minutes.

Hope your weekend is filled with home-baked goodies and fun fall activities!


Char said...

mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm, sounds so delish. I love pumpkin bread

Leslie said...

Looks and sounds wonderful

Stephanie said...

That is an interesting and unique twist on classic pumpkin bread. Yum!

Janet Marie said...

Gorgeous picture! I use this very same recipe, it's wonderful. A couple knew friends knew of it also when I passed it along, we feel it's been loved by our mother's generation for a long time.

Shalini said...

Thanks for the recipe...will try to make it...once I find canned pumpkin!

Beegirl said...

Goodness! Feel better... I am an absolute, undisputed dental phobe (palate expander, braces twice, surgery etc.). Wishing you all the best and wish I could send you some pudding.

mdonovan said...

I made this bread this morning for brunch with a couple of quiches. It was incredibly simple to make and was really delicious! Everyone really loved it.

Regina said...

Ouch, ouch, ouch-braces and teeth extracted. The pumpkin bread looks like great comfort food.

tiennie said...

Braces? Now we need a picture of them! :)

Anonymous said...

Hi! I made this last night. It turned out very moist and delicious! Thanks for the wonderful recipe. The nuts are a must!

megan said...

yum. thanks. made some loaves last night. delish!

chocokat0718 said...

Delicious! I have to remember to make this soon! :)

Anonymous said...

i made this the other day and my family loved it! i sprinkled a little powdered sugar on top in addition to the nuts and it gave it just the perfect amount of extra sweetness. thanks for the recipe!

Katharine said...

My desire to find something to do with my left over canned pumpkin led me to where I found your recipe.

I love it!

The recipe itself is so simple and yielded two beautiful, moist, tasty loaves. Thank you!