Monday, September 15, 2014

Cranberry Pumpkin Nut Bread

that you too can paint like just Matisse by following this easy tutorial on painted pumpkins. 
http://alisaburke.blogspot.com/2012/09/finger-painted-pumpkins.html




tutorial on how carve this cat pumpkin
http://www.weather.com/family-kids/holidays-halloween/easy-halloween-crafts-20121004
no carve pumpkins-now these three are ones I could handle!
Tin Man
candy corn pumpkins
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Cranberry Pumpkin Nut Bread
Cook's notes: This bread is moist and quite flavorful with the added spices and cranberries.
Ingredients:
  • 1/2 cup butter (softened) 
  • 3/4 cups brown sugar 
  • 3/4 cups white sugar 
  • 2 large eggs 
  • 1 cup unsweetened canned pumpkin not pumpkin pie filling
  • 2 TB orange zest 
  • 1/4 cup orange juice 
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour 
  • 1-1/4 cups white flour 
  • 1/2 tsp. baking powder 
  • 2 tsp. baking soda 
  • 1/2 tsp. salt 
  • 2 tsp. cinnamon 
  • scant ground cloves 
  • scant nutmeg 
  • 1/2 tsp. ginger 
  • 1 tsp. allspice 
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts 
  • 1 cup cranberries (coarsely chopped) 
  • 2 TB. sugar
Directions:

  • Preheat oven 350.
  • Grease one large loaf pan or use two-three mini loaf pans.
  • Toss coarsely chopped cranberries in 2 TB. sugar and set aside. 
  • Cream butter, sugar and 1 egg. Add in second egg, pumpkin, orange zest and orange juice, beat all ingredients together. 
  • In another bowl add flours, spices, baking soda, baking powder, and cranberries and nuts. 
  • Add to pumpkin mixture but only stir to moisten ingredients. 
  • Bake for 4o minutes or until center comes clean using a toothpick. 
  • Cool in pan 10 minutes, invert to a cooling rack.

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