Saturday, October 11, 2008

Downeast Maine Pumpkin Bread

This is the recipe I submitted. I really was coming up emptyhanded trying to figure out what to bring so I went and found this recipe. It got a zillion good ratings so I thought it was a safe bet. I wasn't dissapointed. I did replace half of the oil with applesauce to make me less guilty. The result was still a yummy moist bread that smelled like heaven!

Prep Time : 15 Min Cook Time: 1 Hr

1 (15 ounce) can pumpkin puree
4 eggs
1 cup vegetable oil
2/3 cup water
3 cups white sugar
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour three 7x3 inch loaf pans or 2 5x9 pans.
In a large bowl, mix together pumpkin puree, eggs, oil (applesauce), water and sugar until well blended. In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and ginger. Stir the dry ingredients into the pumpkin mixture until just blended. Pour into the prepared pans.
Bake for about 1 hour + in the preheated oven. Loaves are done when toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.

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