Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Pumpkin Cider Bread

It has been a long time since I've posted a recipe. I've really missed baking. I'm looking forward to the slower times of winter so I can bake more. The neighbors will love me! I like giving my baking away so we don't eat it all ourselves.

I was trying to think of what to make the neighbors for the holidays. We had apple cider sitting around that needed to be used up, so I kind of made up a recipe. It turned out really good! It is moist and spicy. I made 5 mini loaves. It would make at least 2 full size loaves.

Pumpkin Cider Bread

• 1 (15 ounce) can pumpkin puree (I did use store bought, my pumpkins never grew)
• 4 eggs (collected that day if possible)
• ½ cup vegetable oil
• ½ cup apple sauce (I used my home made cinnamon apple sauce)
• 2/3 cup apple cider
• 2 cups white sugar (pure cane of course, don’t want any genetically modified sugar in my bread)
• 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 teaspoon ground ginger

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Prepare pans
2. In a large bowl, mix together pumpkin puree, eggs, oil, apple sauce, cider, 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.
3. Bake for about 50 minutes in the preheated oven. Loaves are done when toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.

I also made brownie bites today. Man are those good! I'm not sure if I ever shared that recipe or not.


Diane-Sage said...

Did I ever tell you that I too am your neighbor??? Well, kind of, mmm sort of..........you know, your cyber neighbor?
Does that work for ya?
Merry Christmas my cyber neighbor.
Have a a fantastic one.

RiverBend Farm said...

I'll come be your neighbor! Sounds inviting.
Merry Christmas,

linda m said...

Sounds delicious. I'll have to try it out. "Won't you be my neighbor" (quote from Mr. Rogers"

Razzberry Corner said...

I mis baking, too, when I'm too busy. Thanks for the recipe - I just happen to have some apple cider...

Joanna@BooneDocksWilcox said...

sounds great, wish I coud smell it.

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

Can I be your neighbor? Yummy!
I'll have to try that recipe soon. Good for you with such creativity in trying new ingredients, too.

Merry Christmas to you!


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