Monday, October 08, 2007

Well, I didn't get the three day weekend I was hoping for, but I did bake some pumpkin bread last night for my 8am class this morning. It was a peace offering since I stood them up last week after having been bumped from my flight back from Stockholm and was also in honor of Canadian Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday, so why not celebrate it twice?

1 15oz can (I used 2 cups frozen) pumpkin
4 eggs
1 cup vegetable oil
2/3 cup water
1 tsp vanilla extract

3 cups sugar
3 1/2 cups flour
2 tsp baking soda
1 1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp nutmeg
1/2 tsp cloves
1/2 tsp ginger
(I used cinnamon, nutmeg and cardamom last night)

1 cup chocolate chips
1 cup walnuts (or pecans)

Combine wet ingredients, combine dry ingredients, combine wet and dry. Easy. Original recipe says to let it bake one hour, but it always takes longer. 350F/175C. Makes three medium loaves.

No quilting news today - trying to finish up the red and yellow strings - hope to have photos soon!


Libby said...

Mmmm - sounds yummy. I'd go for the nuts and maybe even a raisin or two *s*

Quilt Pixie said...

sounds like a great way to celebrate thanksgiving :-)

YankeeQuilter said...

Pumpkin bread is one of my favorites! Since it is raining today maybe that would be a good idea!

comicbooklady said...

Happy Canadian thanksgiving! It's time to lobby the government for a three day weekend in every month! Quilters Unite!

Jeanne said...

I love everything made with pumpkin!
Could eat it all year.

Dzen said...

You really wish that you had a food blog, don't you? Love pumpkin bread... you've inspired me to make some, although all the Europeans I serve it to call it cake. Who's to know? :)

katelnorth said...

OK, I never heard of chocolate chips in pumpkin bread :) but that reminds me, I should make some, as it's one of my favourites... Must start searching for tinned pumpkin - easier these days than 15 years ago when i first moved here.

Deb said...

looks yummy, I will have to try this one, thanks!

Katie said...

umm. sounds so yummy. I especially like pecans with pumpkin. I put them on top of a pumpkin pie before I bake it. Good.

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

It does sound yummy, I'll print it out for future reference. Can't wait to see your string quilt.