Thursday, September 18, 2008
This recipe was recommended by my friend Jenn. She said it was the only one she will ever make. When I looked over the recipe, I about died when I saw it called for 3 cups of sugar! 3 cups? Wow! But then I realized the recipe makes 3 loaves of bread, so in actuality, each loaf has only 1 cup of sugar in it. And if I get 16 slices of bread from one loaf, each slice only has about a tablespoon of sugar in it. So now it doesn't sound so bad, does it?
1 (15 ounce) can pumpkin puree
1 cup vegetable oil
2/3 cup water
3 cups white sugar
3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour three 7x3 inch loaf pans.
In a large bowl, mix together pumpkin puree, eggs, oil, water and sugar until well blended.
In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and ginger.
Stir the dry ingredients into the pumpkin mixture until just blended. Pour into the prepared pans.
Bake for about 50 minutes in the preheated oven. Loaves are done when toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.