Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Autumn Spice Bread

(not my picture, found on internet, it would look similar to this except it has walnuts on it)

3 1/2 c. flour

2 tsp. baking soda

2 tsp. cinnamon

1 t. salt

1 tsp. nutmeg

1/2 tsp. ginger

1/2 tsp. cloves

1 cup butter

2 cup sugar

2 cup canned pumpkin

4 eggs, lightly whipped

1 1/2 c. chocolate chips (we use milk chocolate)

1 1/2 c. walnuts, chopped

Grease 2 loaf pans; set aside. Combine flour, soda and spices. Cream butter with sugar and pumpkin, blend in eggs. At low speed add dry ingredients to egg mixture. Mix in chocolate chips and once cup walnuts, stir to blend. Pour into loaf pans and sprinkle with 1/2 cup nuts. Bake at 350 degrees for one to one and a half hours, top with spice glaze. Makes 2 loaves.

Spice Glaze:

1 c. powdered sugar

1/4 tsp. nutmeg

1/4 tsp. cinnamon

2 to 3 tsp. cream or milk

1/2 c. walnuts, chopped

Combine dry ingredients, blending in cream or milk until mixture becomes the consistency of glaze. Spread on loaves when removed form oven. Sprinkle with remaining nuts. After 5 minutes, remove from pans and cool on a rack.


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