Friday, October 29, 2010

Food Friday~Autumn Spice Bread

This recipe is from Gooseberry Patch
Family Favorites cookbook.

Autumn Spice Bread

3 1/2 C flour
2 t baking soda
2 t cinnamon
1 t salt
1 t nutmeg
1/2 t ginger
1/2 t cloves
  1 C butter
2 C sugar
2 C canned pumpkin
4 eggs, lightly whipped
1 1/2 C choc. chips (I don't add these)
1 1/2 C walnuts, chopped (I dont' add these)

Grease 2 loaf pans; set aside.  Combine flour, soda and spices.  Cream butter with sugar and pumpkin, blend in eggs.  At low speed add dry ingredients to egg mixture.  Mix in chocolate chips and one cup walnuts, stir to blend.  Pour into loaf pans and sprinkle with 1/2 C nuts.
Bake at 350 for 1 to 1 1/2 hours, top with spice glaze.  Makes 2 loaves.

Spice Glaze (optional)

1 C powdered sugar
1/4 t nutmeg
1/4 t cinnamon
2 to 3 t cream or milk
1/2 C walnuts, chopped

Combine dry ingredients, blending in cream or milk until mixture becomes the consistency of glaze.
Spread on loaves when removed from oven.  Sprinkle with remaining nuts.
After 5 min. remove from pans and cool on a rack.

Here's my loaves

I don't ever add the nuts, obviously cuz Sophie can't have nuts, or the chocolate chips or the glaze.
I don't want that much sweetness in it, it is already a super yummy sweet bread without the added sugar.
But I thought I would give you the whole recipe in case you wanted to add those things.

I make this all the time. 
The kids eat it for breakfast or snack when they get home from school.
And usually for dessert after dinner.
And it smells so good baking!
Let me know if you try it!

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