It was recently the Thanksgiving holiday in America. I usually celebrate by cooking a huge traditional meal for the family and friends but this year has been so busy time just flew by!
I had a Facebook message from a childhood friend in the town I grew up in, Walpole New Hampshire and she posted two pumpkin loaves she had made for the family day. I asked her for the recipe some time and within 5 minutes she had posted it on Facebook back to me.
It was early enough for me to check I had all the ingredients so I thought I would make it as my offering for Thanksgiving.
It made two 2lb loaves so I took one to work the following day which was gratefully received and we had the other one over the weekend.
Pumpkin Tea Loaf (makes 2 x 2lb loaves)
Mix together2 cups SR Flour (levelled)
½ tsp salt
½ tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp ground cloves
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp ground nutmeg
Beat together2 cups castor sugar
1 ½ sticks unsalted butter (150g)
2 large eggs
Add1 can pumpkin puree or 15oz steamed pumpkin puree
AddDry flour & spices
Bake in a preheated 180oC oven for 65-75 minutesCool 5 mins in tins then remove to cool completely.
I got this recipe from my friend Anna. I was not paid to write this post and as usual all opinions and photos are my own.