Pumpkin Bread

Hazel's Hot Dish Recipe of the Week

Pumpkin Bread

For the youngest ghosts and goblins, make a little pumpkin bread. It’s so easy.

4 cups plain sifted flour
2 cups sugar
2 teaspoons soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1/4 teaspoon ginger
1 (16 oz.) can pumpkin
3/4 cups vegetable oil
4 eggs
1 cup water
1 cup chopped pecans (optional)

Preheat oven to 350°.

Grease and flour two (9 x 5 x 3-inch) loaf pans. Mix dry ingredients (flour, sugar, soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and ginger) in a large mixing bowl. Beat pumpkin, oil, eggs and water together. Add pecans if desired. Stir mixture together. Divide batter into each pan. Bake 1 to 1 1/4 hours at 350°.

Next week — Corn Chowder, an after-summer dish!