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Tuesday, October 26, 2004

Spiced Pumpkin Bread

Somehow it became a tradition for me to make Spiced Pumpkin Bread for Gary's birthday, which is November 23, Thanksgiving week. Often we are travelling, either to family or camping at Big Bend, but I always pack it in a shoe box and he is always happy when he opens it.

The original recipe is from Bon Appetit, November 1995 (Spiced Pumpkin Bread), but very early on I began substituting applesauce for half of the oil and that's the way I have it typed on the card. It's still not exactly healthy; it's very rich and sweet. It makes 2 loaves and I usually freeze one for closer to Christmas. But this time I'm freezing both, because Birthday/Thanksgiving week is going to be hectic and I want to have as much done ahead of time as I can.

The house smells nice this morning.
  • Spiced Pumpkin Bread


At 10/26/2004 11:26 AM, Blogger Sheri said...

What a nice tradition. Gary's so lucky.

Do you think I would like the bread even though I hate pumpkin? I have a red curry squash at home,and I have no idea what to do with it. It's supposed to be like pumpkin so I'll probably hate it. I was thinking about roasting it.

At 10/26/2004 11:50 AM, Blogger Amy said...

I have no idea whether you would like it or not! To me winter squashes, pumpkins, sweet potatoes are all very similar and I love them all.

At 10/26/2004 3:54 PM, Blogger Sheri said...

I specifically don't like pumpkin, so if anything is like pumpkin I don't like it. Of course, I don't really like zucchini but I like zucchini bread!


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