Monday, December 10, 2007

Pumpkin Bread

-Aunt Deborah Hardy

2/3 cup shortening
2-2/3 cups sugar
4 eggs
2 cups fresh pumpkin or 16-oz canned pumpkin with 2/3 cup water
3-1/3 cups flour
2 tsp. baking soda
1-1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. cloves
2/3 cup chopped nuts
2/3 cup raisins or chocolate chips

Mix together shortening and sugar. Add eggs and pumpkin. Mix well. Sift together dry ingredients and add to pumpkin mixture. Mix well. Add nuts, and raisins or chocolate chips. Blend well. Pour into greased and floured loaf pans. Baked at 350 for 60-70 minutes or until toothpick inserted comes out clean. Cool on wire rack.

For mini muffins - 350 for 17 minutes.

Bread is better the next day!

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