Gardening, Cooking and Decorating on the Prairie of Kansas

Welcome to Linderhof, our 1920's home on the prairie, where there's usually something in the oven, flowers in the garden for tabletops and herbs in the garden for cooking. Where, when company comes, the teapot is always on and there are cookies and cakes to share in the larder.

Sunday, November 3, 2013

If It's October or November, the Bread Must Be Pumpkin

We have cans and cans of pumpkin in the larder
Always bought on sale during November!
For in October and November
we adore pumpkin bread

Always made two loaves at a time
It's false economy to make only one!

Sometimes both to be eaten by us,
othertimes, a loaf makes a great gift
And the ones, we keep

A slice makes the perfect afternoon tea nosh
Tea, a slice of pumpkin bread and a good cookbook
What better way to spend an hour or so in the afternoon?

It's an old pumpkin bread recipe
Perhaps it was my mother's or even my grandmother's

Pumpkin, flour, sugar, spices, leavening, eggs and oil
No raisins, no nuts, no streusel
Just plain old pumpkin bread

And isn't that the best kind?


Pat said...

Grandmother's or Mother's Pumpkin Bread IS always the best kind, indeed!
I've been craving Pumpkin Pie on our side of the Prairie! YuM!

Deb said...

I always make at least two loaves and freeze a few. Might as well save time. Your pumpkin bread looks delish. Deb