Saturday, October 2, 2010

Pumpkin Tea Bread

In my continuing quest to use up the pumpkin, I made this Pumpkin Tea Bread. It's a bit of a plain Jane in looks, but if this was scratch'n'sniff blogging, my goodness! It smells divine thanks to lavish amounts of spice.
The method is easy as, and come to think of it, is just the same as making muffins. Dry ingredients mixed together, wet ingredients into dry, mix and bake. Simple.

Pumpkin Tea Bread

1 cup wholemeal plain flour
1 cup brown sugar
1 tsp baking powder
1 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp ground ginger
1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
1 cup sultanas
1 cup roughly chopped walnuts (or almonds, or hazelnuts)
1 1/2 cups grated pumpkin
2 eggs
1/2 cup light olive oil
1/2 cup milk
1 tablespoon vanilla extract

Preheat oven 180 degrees. Butter and line a loaf tin.

Mix together the flour, spice, baking powder, spices, then tip in the sultanas, nuts and pumpkin. Give it all a good mix so that everything is well combined. In a jug, whisk the eggs, oil, vanilla and milk, and add to the dry ingredients. Another good mix, then into the tin and oven for 1 hour or thereabouts.

6 comments:

Libby said...

Thanks for sharing. Am def. to give this a try as I'm always on the lookout for tasty, yet healthy treats.

Libby

Cabbage Tree Farm said...

Sounds delicious, thanks for sharing. I'm always on the look out for pumpkin recipes too! Co-incidentally, we had pumpkin, bacon and blue cheese quiche for dinner tonight...!

Carina said...

I LOVE pumpkin and this is great to get some new ideas. Our little Pumpkin, a Jack Russel was killed last year and we buried her in our garden. A few months later a pumpkin started growing there.. My son remembered he use to dig in some kitchen greens there for compost. We had a good laugh with a tear in the eye. The quiche also sounds great!! Thanks

Carina said...

Hi again, Go to this girls blog, she's just posted a 'pumpkin smoothie recipe. Looks great. She always has great recipes. http://www.dinnersanddreams.net
Enjoy!!

Paola said...

thanks for the tip, Carina

achan said...

That sounds nice. My son doesn't eat anything other than cuccumber in the way of veggies so I am always making snacks using vegetables. This will be a nice change from pumpkin scones!! I have a ver similar recipe using sweet potato