Monday, October 25, 2010

pumpkin bread...

Oh. My. Word.
This pumpkin bread melts in your mouth.
It's deeelish!
You must make and snack on it immediately...
or freeze it for holiday gift giving. I did both today.

Here's what you need...

3 cups sugar
3-1/3 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 Tablespoon baking powder
1-1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon nutmeg
1 teaspoon ground cloves
1 teaspoon cinnamon
4 whole eggs
1 can pumpkin (15 oz)
1/2 cup oil
1/2 cup vanilla yogurt... *secret ingredient
1 cup water

*Optional Streusel Topping*
1 stick butter, softened
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup chopped pecans

~Combine all dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl.
~Combine all wet ingredients in a medium mixing bowl.
~Pour wet ingredients into the dry and blend well.
~Grease 3 (9x4) loaf pans or 7 to 8 mini loaf pans.
~Divide batter equally into pans.
~Bake at 350 degrees for 40 minutes to 1 hour... Baking time will
depend on what size pan you are using. Be sure to watch closely
for cracking in the top of the bread... that means it's done. But
you'll want to double check with a toothpick or knife.

Streusel Topping*
~In a medium mixing bowl, combine the softened butter,
brown sugar and pecans with a fork until crumbly.
~Sprinkle over top of bread in the last 5 to 10 minutes of baking.

Be ready... you're gonna want to eat this straight out of the oven.


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