Spiced Pumpkin Bread
3 cups sugar
1 cup vegetable oil
3 large eggs
1 16oz can solid pack pumpkin
3 cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon ground cloves
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 cup coarsley chopped walnuts (optional)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Butter and flour two 9x5 inch loaf pans.
Beat sugar and oil in large bowl to blend.
Mix in eggs and pumpkin.
Sift flour, clove, cinnamon, nutmeg, baking soda, salt and baking powder into another large bowl.
Stir into pumpkin mixture in 2 additions.
Mix in walnuts.
Divide batter equally between prepared pans.
Bake until tester inserted into center comes out clean, about 1 hour and 10 minutes.
Transfer to racks to cool 10 minutes.
Using sharp knife, cut around edge of loaves.
Turn loaves out onto racks to cool completely.
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This is a recipe that a group of testers from our local newspaper experimented with. The article is titled "Recipe Challenge". A group of us make the recipe and send back our comments. I had wonderful results with this recipe thanks to it's combination of spices which is perfect at this time of year.