Tuesday, October 9, 2007

The Great Pumpkin .... Bread, that is!

These are some Pyracantha berries from out front. Right now they look like little Pumpkins!
Two fresh loaves of my favorite Pumpkin Bread ~ right out of the oven!
Here is Doogs....tired out from all the baking. This is what he does whilst I type. ~~ Below is the cutest black cat pin cushion...keep reading to find out who made it!

Tis the season to break the bread! Pumpkin bread that is! This bread has a great texture and if you wrap it in plastic wrap and foil afterwards, it will stay good and moist. The recipe is at the bottom of this post. Good news, my dad is back home and doing so much better than last week. Many thanks to all of you sweet and lovely people who have said a prayer and for your kindness!!!!

I would also like to share a wonderful Halloween treat that Marian made!! I found her site via Heidi's site and just love her collections of old sewing items! Check out this cute cat that she made!! After seeing something similar to it on another blog, she made one for herself. They are not for sale though.....but what a great inspiration for those crafty women out there!!! You all know who you are!

Pumpkin Bread

3 1/2 Cups all purpose flour
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
1 Tblsp ground cinnamon (I add a little more)
1 Tblsp ground nutmeg (I add a little more)

2 1/2 Cups sugar
4 large eggs
1 cup canola oil
one 15-ounce can of pumpkin puree
1/2 cup water
1 tsp vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 350 degrees

Grease and flour two 9 x 5 inch bread pans

Sift the first six ingredients together and set aside.

Mix the eggs, sugar and oil in a seperate bowl - until blended. Stir in the pumpkin, water and vanilla. Mix well.

Add the flour mixture to the wet mixture and stir it up until all of the ingredients are moist, but don't overmix.

Pour the batter evenly into the bread pans. Bake for 1 hour, or until a toothpick that is inserted in the middle comes out clean.

Remove from oven and allow the pans to cool down for 15 minutes before attempting to remove the loaves from the pans.



Mary said...

Gosh, I wish it would cool off a little so that I could make all the wonderful recipes I'm finding on the blogs today!

Love the pyracantha berries, and the black cat is SO cute!

Flea Market Queen said...

Oh the bread looks so yummy!
I can smell it from here...
I love the berries & I have always thought they looked like little pumpkins...

Artifax said...

They DO look like little pumpkins!

And that bread looks so, so yummy!! I can smell it now!

Amy said...

Pumpkin bread is my absolute favorite! My mother used to make it when I was a kid - loved it then, love it now! Thanks for sharing your recipe. -amy

Webmaster said...

That sounds so yummy!

Simply Shelley said...

Hi Becky, your bread looks sooooo good. I may give that a try. Love your sweet little dog. That pin cushion is adorable. Thanks for sharing. I am so glad your dear Dad is doing better and has come home.


Heidi said...

Oh, I love pumpkin bread. Make some tea as I will be there for a piece and a good chat. :)

I loved seeing that cat pincushion. Seems felt pincushions are all the rage this year. Or it could just be that I am too addicted.

~~ Heidi ~~

Kim @ Home Is Where The Heart Is said...

I love anything with pumpkin in it. I made a dessert called Pumpkin Surprise the other day. I was going to post about it on my blog, but we ended up eating it all before I could get pictures, etc. Hey, maybe that gives me a reason to bake it again!

Deb said...

The pumpkin bread looks delicious - thanks for the recipe.

PattieJ said...

Yum...That pumpkin bread sounds so good! I Love banana bread too. Glad to hear your Dad is home and doing better. Love that little black cat! I can't wait until my house is back in order so I can do some crafting!

Dena said...

Hi Becky,

I'm so glad your dad is out of the hospital! That is such great news :) I love your lil' pumpkin berries and I can just smell that yummy bread from here!

Linda said...

Hi Becky, so happy your Dad is out of the hospital, that is great!

Mmmmmmm, your pumpkin bread smells devine and looks delish. Thanks for sharing the recipe:).

The berries do look like mini pumpkins..too cute.

Nunnie's Attic said...

I love pumpkin bread! And the weather is finally expected to turn fall like later this week. So maybe I'll just whip a batch of that beautiful bread!


Michelle said...

Your pumpkin bread looks yummy! Family will be visiting in a few weeks so I think this will be the first thing on my list of menu items to make.. Thanks for sharing.

Kathleen Grace said...

Hi Becky! I enjoy your blog so much that I gave you the "you make me smile" blog award! Thanks for a sweet blog! Come get your award:>)

Bristol said...

That bread looks wonderful. My dog Coop sleeps at my feet when I am at the computer. I always feel so safe when he is there. The pincushion is very cute. Have a great week.

Jane said...

Oh yum! That pumkin bread looks so good! I can almost smell it from here! Thanks for the recipe, I think I will try it!

TinaTx said...

That bread does look yummy!
Glad to hear your dad is home and doing better.

Esther Sunday said...

YIPEE!!! Your dad is home.... great news, my dear friend!!!!!! Doogs is precious. Have I told ya that we had two scotties growing up? They are great dogs! My mom used to make pumpkin bread all the time. For a treat, she would slice, spread with butter and then fry it up in a pan.... killer.... you will eat it until you can't move! Love!!!! Esther

Kerrie said...

Great news on your Dad...

Doogs i think he is sooooo cute May I save a picture of him on my computer,he just melts my heart :)

Thanks for sharing the recipe too.. I will give it a go.

The black cat looks terrific,I agree there are clever gifted women out there!!!

Steffi said...

The pumpkin-bread sounds very good!And thank you for your recipe!Your blog is really beautiful!


Nancy said...

I am Heidi's mother and Kristy's gramma, I don't know if you have seen our blogs but I see you know Heidi and put her things on yours.
Everyone knows Heidi, haha.
We would all three love to come for pumpkin bread and tea. It looks yummy.

crazyhaberdasher said...

Mmm, pumpkin bread! I would love to try it! Thanks for sharing your recipe...would have to find substitutes for some ingredients in Aus.
Wonderful that your Dad is back home..very best wishes for his continued good recovery.
Doogs is such a busy scotty isn't he. Never a dull moment!
Thanks for the mention on your blog, I got a kick out of seeing my PC!

Nancy said...

The pumpkin bread recipe sounds delicious - thanks! I love the black cat pin cushion. Marian's blog is wonderful, and thank you for pointing me in that direction.

Reginas Cottage said...

Pumpkin bread looks very good.Thanks
for the recipe.Love that little black
cat and the pyracantha berries is so
Have a nice day Regina

Penny from Enjoying The Simple Things said...

I love pumkpin bread, though I have never made it. Thank you for the recipe. I will try it out! Love your berries and Doogs is so cute.

So glad to hear that your dad is doing better!

Feenwerkstatt said...

This is really the cutest pin cushion!!! I love it...
And thank you for this great recipe, I hope I will translate it right ;0)
Love, Anja

Shelby said...

Oh I can almost smell it :)

FarmHouse Style said...

Thank you so much for posting the name of the berries. We had a bush like this at our old home place and my mother has been looking for one, but neither of us knew the name!

The pumpkin bread looks delicious:)


Whimsy Pink said...

i am going to have to try that pumpkin bread!

Cynthia said...

Yum! I will have to try making this bread. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

regina barnett said...

the pumpkin bread looks yummy. thanks for sharing.

BittersweetPunkin said...

Hi Becky! Glad your Dad is doing better! I wanted to say Thank you for visiting me and for your sweet words!
I am playing catch up right now...LOVE the pillows on the prev. post! Pumpkin bread is my fave too...actually anything pumpkin is my favorite!!LOL

Anonymous said...

That pumpkin bread looks delicious.

Here in Australia, apart from pumpkin scones, we tend to use pumpkin in savoury dishes as a vegetable, whereas in US it seems mainly used in desserts or sweet things. I don't think I have ever seen canned pumpkin here.

Lallee said...

So, so glad to hear your dad is at home! No place like home!

I wish I could have a piece of your pumpkin bread for breakfast. It looks yummy.......and so pretty by the pyracantha berries.

Have a great day! I'll be setting up the flowers for my friend's wedding on Saturday.

Kristen said...

Love your blog! I am so glad to have you on mine as well! Thanks for the recipe! I am sure that I will use it this fall! You have made me quite hungry and you dog is absolutely adorable! I will be back often!

Kristen said...

Becky, would it be alright if I add you to my blog roll? I am sure that many of my friends would enjoy your blog!

Maria Catalina Wiley said...

Hi Becky,
I have never had pumpkin bread, but I plan to try your recipe :) We have pumpkin scones here. They are very popular with the country folk.
Maria from Biloela, Down Under

Betty said...

I've been wanting to make some pumpkin bread. I think I'll try your recipe. Thanks for sharing. I'm off to check out Maria's site. So good to hear that your dad is better!

Sharon said...

Love your blog and you just made me hungry with the home made bread. The pictures of the berries are beautiful and I love the color red and they do look like an autum bounty.

Michelle said...

Mmmm, I love pumpkin bread. The pincushion is adorable!

Susie said...

Hi Becky,
It's starting to feel enough like fall to do some serious baking and I am seeing plenty of yummy recipes.
Pumpkin just says "fall" doesn't it?
Love all your decor..
Those Pyracantha berries look very colorful arranged like that..