Saturday, August 20, 2011

CRANBERRY PUMPKIN BREAD

Believe it or not this little Southern Indiana Girl who is now a Texan, used to live and work in the heart of New York City. I had an apartment at 56th and Broadway and had an office whose window looked out on Radio City Music Hall. Believe me, that apartment had a kitchen so small it was only for 1 person at a time! But I did eat some wonderful homemade food thanks to coworkers and picked up some wonderful recipes. This is one of my New York recipes.

1 cup canned or fresh cooked pumpkin
1 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup milk
2 eggs
1/4 cup butter, melted
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
1/2 tsp ground ginger
1 cup chopped walnuts
1 cup fresh (or frozen) cranberries

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Grease a 9 x 5 x 3-inch loaf pan with shortening or vegetable oil.

In a mixing bowl beat the pumpkin, sugar, milk, eggs, and butter together.

Combine the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, baking soda, nutmeg, and ginger together; stir into the pumpkin mixture. Gently fold in the walnuts and cranberries. Pour into the prepared loaf pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour and 10minutes or until a wooden toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

Cool bread in the pan for 10 minutes. Remove from pan and cool completely on a wire rack.


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