Famous Prince Pumpkin Bread

Thanksgiving is here!  Well, technically in my part of the world it’s almost over, and no one cares about it but me.  But, I made pumpkin bread anyway.

This recipe is actually one that my friend Keri shared with us last year.  It is the perfect pumpkin bread recipe but this is the first time I’ve ever made it.  It’s about the 300th time I’ve eaten it, though.  My friend Lindsey always makes it and then I enjoy the fruits of her labor, usually while watching a terrible reality show on TV.  Here is the official recipe:

2 cups white sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 cup vegetable oil
3 cups flour
2 tsp baking soda
1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp nutmeg
1/2 tsp cloves
1 1/2 tsp salt
2 cups puree (Here is where you choose to be great or to just be average.  You can use the pumpkin puree available in the store or you can take it a step further and make your own puree by following Lindsey’s recipe seen here. )
4 eggs, beaten

First mix the sugars, flour, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and salt together in a big bowl.  Add oil, then eggs one at a time.  Then add the puree.  Mix it in your mixer (or with your hands, ya know, whatever’s around) and then pour it into two, greased (or buttered) bread pans.  Oh, yeah.  Did I mention this makes two giant loaves?  Well, it does.

I didn’t have a bread pan so I put it in a 9×9 casserole dish.  Worked like a charm.

Also, butter.

such a butterface.

Bake at 350 for 45-55 minutes.  It might take longer than that, mine took more like 70 minutes.  Just use a toothpick and stick it right in the middle of the loaf.  If it comes out clean, the bread is done, if not just throw it back in the oven for a little while longer.  Mine came out not as dark as usual because I used some weird Chilean squash instead of pumpkin but the result is basically the same and it is delicious.

Happy Thanksgiving!

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