Saturday, 29 September 2012

Pumpkins Pumpkins, Pumpkins!

I made home made pumpkin bread and it was DELICIOUS. I needed to share this with people because I was so excited to use real pumpkins and was so excited about how great it turned out! First I cleaned out the pumpkins and then steamed them on my stove top til I could poke a fork through the skin easily....
 Then I scraped the pumpkin off the skin into a bowl and mushed it all up together. It already smelt so good!!
After it was ready to be used I started following the recipe. I doubled it so I could do a batch of pumpkin muffins as well.

5 oz pumpkin puree
1 egg
1/3 cup veg oil (or I used olive oil)
1/4 cup water
1 cup sugar( white or brown-I used a bit of both)
1 1/4 cup flour
3/4 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1/8 tsp cloves
1/8 tsp ginger

 And I added chocolate chips because I literally can't bake without adding chocolate to almost every recipe. And of course it tasted amazing. But it is optional. :D ( Just not for myself)

So mix the wet ingredients up and then sift in the dry. Grease the pan with butter and flour and bake at 375 for 40-45min.
I have an ancient oven so I lesson the heat by 50 every time or it burns things. So know your oven and adjust accordingly.  :D
And this my friends was the results. It tastes SO moist and delicious!! Not to mention it made our home smell wonderful too! I was planning on sharing it with family but we kinda ate half of it already!! Good thing I froze extra pumpkin to do this again next week.
I LOVE this time of year and the tastes that come along with it.
Happy Fall!!

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