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I make this recipe every year for my friends and family. It is a great bread to eat while relaxing and drinking a hot beverage.
- 2 cups all-purpose flour (divided in half)
- 1 cup brown sugar, packed
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1⁄4 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1⁄4 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1⁄8 teaspoon ginger
- 1 cup pumpkin puree (I use canned)
- 1⁄2 cup whole milk
- 2 whole eggs
- 1⁄3 cup shortening
- 1⁄2 walnuts, chopped (optional)
- Preheat oven to 350°F.
- In a large mixing bowl combine 1 cup flour, brown sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, salt, baking soda, nutmeg and ginger.
- in the same bowl add pumpkin, milk, eggs and shortening. Mix until blended add the other cup of flour and mix until blended.
- If you are using walnuts fold them in now.
- Put the bread mis in a 9-inch loaf pan.
- Bake at 350°F degrees for an hour or until a fork inserted into the middle comes out clean.