Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Pumpkin bread for royalty

Before leaving the nest, I made a little recipe book for myself from my mother's recipes.  One of the fine recipes I took with me to college was for pumpkin bread.  I have no idea if it was hers alone or whether she got it from someone else.  I would not be surprised if it came from my Grandma Belle.  My version has only one tweak to it from the original: CHOCOLATE CHIPS!  We all know chocolate makes the world go 'round.  Since making this slight recipe adjustment, I have become known far and wide as the Pumpkin Bread Queen.  After all, Mark says they serve it in Heaven.  Alas, the Queen will share her recipe.

Pumpkin Bread For Royalty (Because It Has Chocolate Chips)

4 eggs
3 c. sugar
1 c. oil
2 c. pumpkin puree
2/3 c. water
3 1/2 c. flour
2 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. nutmeg
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 c. chocolate chips

Mix eggs, sugar and oil in mixer on low.  Add water and pumpkin.  In separate bowl, sift dry ingredients together.  Slowly add dry ingredients to pumpkin mixture.  Add chocolate chips.  Bake in greased/floured pans at 350F for about an hour.  (I do 30 minutes for mini-loaf pans.)

And if you are at all wondering about that awesome cutting board, it was made for me by Grandma Belle's big brother, Maurice, who is still alive and somewhere around 90 years old.  Love that man :)
Me with Great Uncle Maurice, Oct. '09


Lynette said...

What a fun blog, Stacey! Can't wait to try this pumpkin bread recipe...I'll have to add LOTS of walnuts, because they're a given in any baked item at my house. See you soon!

Melissa said...

This sounds so delicious! I'm very partial to pumpkin bread, and my mum used to make it all the time...just the smell of it makes me miss home! Thank you so much for visiting my blog today, and I'll definitely come back to yours! :)

Mikkyn said...

I'll look forward to reading this more often. I hope you post often. I had been stalking your other blog and am excited about any updates. Soo excited for you and baby boy #4. do you have an invite to my blog? Does Cristi have a blog? Does Kenzie? If so, what are their address? Email me. Love to you!

JMay said...

That looks so so tasty!

Darn this wedding diet ;-)

Thanks for the recipe!

Kleinmans said...

I made this bread as soon as I read your blog. So yummy. I can't stop eating it. And I have to be in a bathing suit in 3 months. Scary! Thanks for sharing!

Stacey H said...

Yay! Glad you tried it out! And liked it :)

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