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The Recipe Exchange: Its Pumpkin Patch Time

Spiced-Pumpkin-Bread
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Dear Lynn,

I love going to the orchard, but I always buy too many apples.  Please see if people will share their best Apple recipes.

Dave from Tecumseh

Barbara from Quincy got her recipe for Pumpkin Bread from a neighbor 50 years ago. She adapted the recipe by adding a crunch topping.  Cheryl from Marlette says the one of the best things about autumn is making her Autumn Pumpkin Bread.  Mary from Lake Odessa sent in her recipe for Pumpkin Muffins.  They are great for a quick snack.

PUMPKIN
BREAD

Bread:

3 c sugar

2/3 c shortening

4 beaten eggs1/2 t salt

1 3/4 c canned pumpkin2/3 c water

3 1/2 c flour1/2 t baking powder

1/2 t ground cloves1 t cinnamon

2 t baking soda

1/2 c chopped walnuts

Topping:

1/2 c brown sugar1/2 c chopped walnuts

DIRECTIONS:  Bread – Cream together sugar and shortening.  Add and beat in eggs, salt, pumpkin and water.  Mix together flour, baking powder, ground cloves, cinnamon and baking soda.  Add to creamed mixture and mix well.  Fold in walnuts.  Divide dough and place in two greased bread pans.  For topping – Mix together brown sugar and walnuts.  Sprinkle in the middle of the top of the two loaves.  Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour 15 minutes.

AUTUMN
PUMPKIN
BREAD

3 c flour2 t baking soda

1/2 t baking powder1 t cinnamon

1 t cloves1 t salt

1/2 c butter1 c white sugar

1 1/2 c brown sugar4 eggs

2 c cooked pumpkin1/2 c water

1/2 c chopped walnuts1/2 c raisins

DIRECTIONS:  Sift flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, cloves and salt into a bowl.  Set aside.  In a large bowl, cream butter, white sugar and brown sugar.  Beat in eggs and pumpkin.  Alternately add flour mixture and water.  Beat until smooth.  Stir in walnuts and raisins.  Spoon batter into two greased and floured loaf pans.  Bake at 350 degrees for 50 to 60 minutes.  Bread is done when a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

PUMPKIN
MUFFINS

2 c packaged biscuit mix

1/2 c sugar

1 1/2 t pumpkin pie spice

1/2 c canned pumpkin

2 T cooking oil

3/4 c milk

1 egg

DIRECTIONS:   In a bowl, thoroughly combine biscuit mix, sugar and pumpkin pie spice.  In a separate bowl, mix together pumpkin, egg and cooking oil.  Stir into dry ingredients until blended.  Spoon batter into greased and floured muffin cups (or use papers).  Bake at 400 degrees for 20 minutes.  Makes 1 dozen muffins.  Note from Lynn:  Biscuit mix can be purchased at most grocery stores.

Please stop by my blog, Food, Fun and More for a visit at www.lseckerle.wordpress.com.  Send recipes and requests to The Recipe Exchange at lynneckerle@gmail.com.






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