Fall is here, and Halloween is just around the corner. Take advantage of the season’s bounties by making delicious pumpkin bread following this simple recipe courtesy of Great Harvest in Nashua.
A quick note - it’s best to avoid using large carving pumpkins for this recipe as their taste isn’t the best. Look for smaller sugar pumpkins, roast them for around an hour until the skin cracks and then puree them for the best flavor. Of course, you can use canned pumpkin too.
1 ½ cups flour
½ teaspoon salt
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
A big pinch each of ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice
1 cup pumpkin puree
4 ounces melted butter
¼ cup water
2 teaspoons molasses or treacle
- Preheat your oven to 350°F.
- Mix the dry ingredients together in a large bowl.
- In a separate bowl, beat the wet ingredients.
- Carefully combine the wet ingredients with the dry. Stop mixing when they are just combined; too much mixing can ruin your cake’s consistency.
- Pour into a greased loaf tin and smooth the top.
- Bake for 45 minutes to an hour - you can check if the bread is ready by inserting a skewer; if the skewer comes out clean, your bread is ready!
This bread is delicious prepared just as above, but you can also mix it up a little if you wish. You could try adding orange zest to the batter for extra flavor, or adding chopped nuts or chocolate chips. Another option is to glaze or ice the cake (orange glaze works well). It can be fun to experiment!Fall also means a surplus of berries and fruits. If you have too many to eat up, don’t let them go to waste; follow our guide to making your own jams.
If you don’t have the time to make your own pumpkin bread, just pay us at Great Harvest
a visit for a huge range of mouth-watering treats and breads. We fresh-mill our own whole grain flour every morning to offer you the most nutritious, tastiest bread in Nashua
. Call 603-881-4422
to find out what we have on offer today.