Saturday, September 19, 2009

Vintage Country Pumpkin Bread


It is just about fall here in the Midwest and so we find ourselves eager to bake all of our favorite harvest recipes. This pumpkin bread from the vintage cookbook "Get It On In The Kitchen" is one of the best we've found. Its simple, wholesome and meant to be shared.

Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees

Grease or spray 2 loaf pans

4oz. butter
1 cup sugar
2 large eggs
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1 cup cooked pumpkin mashed (fresh or canned)
1/4 cup buttermilk
2 tbsp. molasses
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/3 tsp. ginger
1/4 tsp. nutmeg
powdered sugar for dusting (optional)

Sift together the flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg. Set aside.
In another bowl cream together the butter and sugar until fluffy, add the eggs and beat well. Fold in the mashed pumpkin and chopped nuts. Blend in buttermilk and molasses. Slowly add in the sifted dry ingredients and mix until moistened. Pour into prepared loaf pans and bake for 55 to 60 minutes. Let cool before slicing and dusting with powdered sugar. Then...invite family and friends over to enjoy this bread's warm, comforting aroma and wonderfully satisfying taste.

13 comments:

Anthony Sepe said...

Yummy!

Simply Life said...

ooh looks like the perfect fall treat! I'll definitely be saving this recipe!

Simply Life said...

Oooh looks like the perfect fall treat! I'll definitely be saving this recipe!

Cookin' Canuck said...

Pumpkin, buttermilk, and molasses - great combination!

Diana Bauman said...

What a perfect desert for the Fall! Will definitely be making this :)

Tasty Eats At Home said...

I love pumpkin bread. That combo of pumpkin and molasses, so good!

Jessie said...

the perfect fall treat! I've been dying to have a pumpkin dessert since it started getting cooler outside.

Spicie Foodie said...

What a great recipe & combination of ingredients. This is going on my list of recipes to try. Thanks for sharing it:)

Theresa111 said...

You should add this to your recipes over at Half Hour Meals. Annie just did a blog last week about roasted pumpkins and that would probably be interesting to you as well. Beautiful bread!

Chris Stewart said...

I tried pumpkin bread for the first time last year and I regret having waited so long in my life to experience such bliss. Looks great!

HoneyB said...

Pumpkin is one of the best reasons to see fall enter!

Andrea@WellnessNotes said...

Sounds delicious! I'm saving this recipe... :)

debi (Table Talk) said...

I bet the buttermilk makes this bread very tender--and molasses--nice way to add depth of flavor! Looking forward to cooler days ahead, and time to make this delicious bread.