Monday, September 15, 2014

Cranberry Pumpkin Nut Bread

that you too can paint like just Matisse by following this easy tutorial on painted pumpkins.

tutorial on how carve this cat pumpkin
no carve pumpkins-now these three are ones I could handle!
Tin Man
candy corn pumpkins
Cranberry Pumpkin Nut Bread
Cook's notes: This bread is moist and quite flavorful with the added spices and cranberries.
  • 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

  • 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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