This week a friend and her husband closed on their first home right around the corner from us. To welcome them to the neighborhood, I put together a seasonally inspired house warming basket. Playing on the traditional house warming gift of a loaf of bread, “so that your home never knows hunger,” I decided to bake pumpkin bread. I opted to tried a new recipe that was given to me as part of one of my bridal shower gifts. This recipe yields two loafs so I knew I would have the chance to taste one before giving the other away. The pumpkin bread was so delicious & I was so pleased with how the basket turned out that I decided to snap a few pictures before walking it over.
Here is the recipe for the (most delicious) Pumpkin Bread:
- 3 ½ cups of sifted flour
- 1 ½ teaspoons of salt
- 2 teaspoons of baking soda
- 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon of nutmeg
- 1 teaspoon of all spice
- 2 cups of canned pumpkin
- 3 cups of sugar
- 4 eggs
- 2/3 cups of water
- 1 cup of vegetable oil
- 1 cup of crushed walnuts
Put the dry ingredients through a sifter into a large mixing bowl. Using a separate large mixing bowl, beat the sugar, eggs and pumpkin. Slowly add the dry ingredients into the large mixing bowl. Adding the water, oil and nuts in last.
Grease and flour two bread pans & bake at 350 for an hour.
Having just purchased our first home six months ago, the amazing feeling of having a place to call our own still hasn’t warn off. I snagged this sweet card at Mongrel, one of my favorite local shops to add to their basket. I love how the gold foil pops on the muted vintage map background.
Have an amazing weekend everyone! I hope you find time for baking this season!