Ghouls and Goblins will not stop nibbling on this treat. For a great family time use this recipe while teaching the kids. For a moment let’s travel back in time. Peering through the old farm house window. We can see Grandma standing next to the counter flour covers her apron. Her hair silvery white. She has a smile on her face. Wrinkles show she has lived years now. As she tenderly moves like a ballet dancer around the kitchen. She commands the spoons, pots and pans. To perform and make the tastiest of food. The aroma of pumpkin filling the air. A tinge of nutmeg and cinnamon. She seems to be moving with such care. Not fighting the warmth. She is reveling in her world. A master piece we are watching. A time when life was filled with joy and happiness. Food surrounded the family not from boxes. From home made hands worked from love. Tastes and smells we dream of. We seek them out at our local restaurants. We search all over town for the perfection of our youth. Sadly none can bring it back. Many are close runners up. None have that home made taste, home made smell. What happened? Where has our beloved Grandma’s cooking gone?
Right here. Now you to can enjoy one of the tastes of my youth. From scratch to your mouth. This one brings the taste buds dancing. Tears may form from the sheer power of it’s glory. I am not talking about deep fried chicken. Nope, I am talking about home made pumpkin bread. A time honored tasty treat from my mother and her mother to you. This one will keep them at the table, begging for more.
Use the below recipe with caution. This one can cause passions in the marriage to be unleashed.
1 teaspoon nutmeg
1 teaspoon cinnamon
3 cups sugar
1 cup pumpkin
1 ½ teaspoon salt
2/3 cup water
2 teaspoon soda
3 cups flour
1 cup cooking oil
Mix all ingredients together by hand or with a mixer. Warm oven to 350 degrees.
Hope you have saved those metal one pound coffee cans. Begin with 3 #1 coffee cans grease and flour cans. Here is the secret. Cut the lid using any tool including a pampered chief can opener. This prevents the lip from catching on the bread.
Next evenly fill your cans. Place them in the oven and bake at 350 degrees for one hour or longer. If the bread springs back from a poke with your finger they are most likely done. I use a 10 inch piece of metal coat hanger to check mine. Once cooked remove from oven. Tap bread out of cans immediately. Lay breads out to cool. Put back in cans to refrigerate or freeze. Most likely you will never freeze these. They will be gone before they are even cool.