Don't you love the smell of Autumn? The blend of apples, cinnamon, and pumpkins always makes me feel warm inside (or is that just the California weather?) What better way to fill the house with Halloween spirit than to carve pumpkins while the aroma of pumpkin bread fills the kitchen.
Pumpkin Spice Bread Recipe from Cannella Vita
1 (15 ounce) can pumpkin puree 4 eggs 1 cup vegetable oil 2/3 cup water 3 cups white sugar 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 2 tsp baking soda 1 1/2 tsp salt 1 tsp ground cinnamon 1 tsp ground nutmeg 1/2 tsp ground cloves 1/4 tsp ground ginger
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour three 7x3 inch loaf pans. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and ginger.
In a large bowl, mix together pumpkin puree, eggs, oil, water and sugar until well blended. 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. If you prefer crispy edges like my friends do, I suggest you leave it in for 5-10 minutes longer.
Halloween officially kicks off the holiday season. After the pumpkins, bring on the peppermint.