Thursday, September 23, 2010

SPICE IS IN THE AIR

Just look at what has returned to the grocery store shelf.... canned pumpkin. This afternoon the aroma of pumpkin and spices filled the kitchen air and the hum of my Kitchen Aid mixer which was hard at work....
An hour later, two perfect loaves of pumpkin bread hot and just out of the oven. My tried and true recipe is from the cookbook Cooking Down East by Marjorie Standish. There are times I have added diced apple, raisins or chocolate chips to this recipe however, my personal favorite is fresh cranberries. For now I need to remain patient and wait for cranberries to hit the produce section. The above loaves are perfect with a slab of cream cheese and a glass of cold apple cider.... A perfect afternoon snack to officially welcome Autumn.


19 comments:

ClassyGal said...

That looks so yummmmy!!!

Verde Farm said...

I can smell it from WV :)
Amy

From Beyond My Kitchen Window said...

My daughter is coming home from college for the weekend. I think I might make pumpkin bread for her to take back to school. Thanks for the idea. Enjoyed my visit today.

Rural Revival said...

Now that looks good! I grew pie pumpkins this year and they did better than the large pumpkins. Now I just need to work up the nerve to actually cook with them!

~Andrea~

My Farmhouse Kitchen said...

very nice....i made pumpkin tea cake the other day...and we toasted it for breakfast the next morning....smelled so good in here...tea, pumpkin cake and a fire in the woodstove in the kitchen...aaahhhhhhh

and Teddy and the kittys all curled up on the couch

happy to visit today

kary
xxxx

Ginny said...

Sounds great, I stocked up last year when I heard that there might be a problem, so I'm guessing I better use those cans up, I've been thinking about muffins.

Kim said...

Yumm, and adding some cream cheese to a slice -- that sounds perfect. I think I will bake something pumpkiny this weekend.

Farm Girl said...

Good evening! I think your pumpkin bread looks so yummy! I just had to tell you I was so impressed with your shopping trip. I can't believe you got all of that for 12.00 dollars.
I also loved those witches boots. I am currently obsessed with witches boots. I wonder why? Every thing looks so pretty and so ready for fall.

I hope your leaves are beginning to change color. We are going to have a week next week back in the 100s. All I could think of was my poor hens are tired of hot weather.
I got 15 eggs today and I was so happy. Everyone laid a egg. :)

Have a lovely evening and thank you so much for stopping by. You make my day. When I get praise about my photographs from you that is high praise indeed. :)

Holly Hills Primitives said...

YUMMY!! I just want to find some time to actually bake some goodies soon. By the way, I will ship anything you might see on my blog except furniture. You can just give me a call at the shop! Have a great weekend, Dawn

Pondside said...

Thank heavens! I thought we might have to launch a massive Canned Pumpkin Aid initiative to the east coast!
The bread looks delicious.

moosecraft said...

Mmmmmm... how wonderfully you started my day here! :-) I will be baking something pumpkin today for sure!

Janet-Olde Crow Primitives said...

Hi Julie.
That looks delicious. Will you be posting the recipe?
Janet

Jacque said...

I too am a pumpkin lover. The weekend before it was pumpkin cake with cream cheese frosting and grated walnuts.. last weekend it was pumpkin drop cookies with orange icing flavored with cinnamon. this weekend it will be pumpkin bread.

Love your blog.

Rural Rambler said...

Ooooo Julie could I have a slice please with a little pat of butter(actually a big pat of butter, heart healthy diet be danged) and a "slab" of cream cheese on one of your Currier and Ives plates?

morningbrayfarm said...

I can smell it, I can smell it! :D

Your post made me laugh and I'm just going to have to send it to my husband. I am SO happy that canned pumpkin is back on the shelves. I rant all year long about why it isn't there 365 days a year. :)

My Farmhouse Kitchen said...

yum....looks wonderful...i made a pumpkin tea cake with a sugar top the other day too....smelled so good toasted in the morning with tea....

love your kittys...so darling

happy to visit here today

kary and teddy
xxx

Cedar ... said...

I am SO ready for pumpkin pie!

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God Bless You ~Ron

Eve said...

I can smell the pumpkin now Julie! Glad you found your cans!!