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Monday, 14 October 2013

Basic Pumpkin Bread (UK)

Tis nearly the season!  For pumpkin. SO.  Today's mission?  Popularise pumpkin bread in the UK.  Easy peasy.  I have come up with a recipe for pumpkin bread using metric measurements instead of U.S. measurements.

You will need:
425g pumpkin puree
450g plain flour
600g sugar
4 eggs
240ml vegetable oil
150ml water
1 1/2 tsp salt
2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp ground cloves
1/4 tsp ground ginger
3/4 tsp nutmeg
1 1/4 tsp cinnamon

1. Grease and flour 3 bread loaf pans.

2. Combine pumpkin, eggs, oil, water, and sugar.

3. In a 2nd bowl, combine the flour, salt, baking soda, cloves, ginger, nutmeg, and cinnamon.

4. Slowly stir the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients, just until mixed.  Over-mixing may affect the texture of your bread.

5. Bake at 175 C for 45 minutes (less for smaller loaf sizes).

6. Serve with butter or sweetened whipped cream.