Tuesday, December 20, 2011

12 Days of Christmas Confections - Day 7 Kelley Family Pumpkin Bread

Day 7 - Kelley Family Pumpkin Bread

First and foremost, I'd like to send my warmest wishes to all of my friends who are kicking off the first day of Hanukkah today! Wishing you a wonderful holiday!
Today has been a tremendously busy day, therefore, this post if going to be very short and sweet.  This pumpkin bread is a Kelley family staple. It makes an appearance every Thanksgiving and Christmas, always made by my mother. She usually makes it in a large bundt pan, sprinkling it with powdered sugar, making a beautiful addition to the perfect holiday spread. Every fall and winter, I make this bread any chance I can, and with out fail someone always asks for the recipe. It is full of the perfect blend of spices while not being overly sweet and always extremely moist.  Enjoy!

 Kelley Family Pumpkin Bread

3 1/2 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 teaspoons of salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon ginger
1 teaspoon nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon cloves
3 cups sugar
1 cup oil
4 eggs
2/3 cup of water
2 cups of pumpkin
1 cup chopped nuts

Combine everything, except for the nuts, mix for 3 minutes, add the nuts, pour into two prepared loaf pans or one tube pan. Bake at 350 degrees for one hour.

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