Thursday, April 10, 2008

Random Recipes

Pam from Random Recipes hosts Random Receipes and this week the theme was to "post your favorite recipe"

This was hard for me! I finally chose a simple recipe. This is for Spicy Pumpkin Bread. I make it during the holidays for our neighbors, family and friends. When we have new people move into the neighborhood, I will take them a loaf of this warm bread to welcome them. I hope you give it a try!

Spicy Pumpkin Bread
Taste of home
2 loaves

1 cup butter or margarine, softened
2 cups sugar
4 eggs
1 can (15 ounces) solid-pack pumpkin
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
3-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
2 cups (12 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
1 cup chopped walnuts
GLAZE (optional):
1 cup confectioners' sugar
2 tablespoons hot water
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Dash ground cloves

In a large mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add pumpkin and vanilla; mix well. Combine the dry ingredients. Stir into pumpkin mixture just until moistened. Fold in chocolate chips and walnuts.
Spoon into two greased 8-in. x 4-in. x 2-in. loaf pans. Bake at 350° for 65-75 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks. If desired, combine glaze ingredients; drizzle over cooled loaves

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Cakelaw said...

Yum Saralynn - pumpkin and chocolate chips in the one csake sounds heavenly to me. Thanks for sharing your favourite recipe with us.

Dana said...

I love anything Pumpkin, so I'm Gonna have to make this one.. Yum, Yum, Yum..


Pam said...

Yummy, yummy, yum! This sounds great! Thanks for playing along!

Amanda said...

Sounds delicious. And I loved those shots of Jaxson in the fridge. Too cute.

Lore said...

Pumpkin bread seems a great idea! I don't know how I've managed to forget about pumpkins whenever I was thinking of baking a cake.

Rachel said...

Damn you always make me feel hungry. :)

Sass E-mum said...

Pumpkin and chocolate chips - you are a very adventurous cook. It's for things like this that I'm giving you an award.

Debby said...

I love pumpkin in cakes, pies, risottos, even pasta. I can tell that you are a cook who loves to cook. This recipe has a lot of ingredients, but you called it simple. I bet it is nice. Thank you for sharing it.

Nadine said...

Oh I just love anything pumpkin. When I get better, I'm definitely trying this.

Amber said...


Cakelaw said...

Hi Saralynn, I have tagged you for a memoir, which I hope you haven't already done:

Melanie said...

I love pumpkin bread, and that sounds sooooo good!