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Sunday, March 15, 2015

Winner & Pumpkin Bread

Recipe Sunday is here!
And the winner of this week's contest
is in the house!!

First the winner of this week's contest. Miz Jessica Laas please step right up and tell me if you want a B&N or an Amazon Gift Card. Congratulations and enjoy the card.

I know that most people think about Thanksgiving when pumpkin bread is mentioned. But in the Brown family we don't save it for the holidays. It might be in some of our marriage vows...I will love, honor, respect and bake pumpkin bread once a month until death do us part.
Pumpkin Bread

½ cup butter or soft marjarine
½ cup shortening
(NOTE: I use all butter or even oil if I’m out of shortening)
2 2/3 cups of sugar
4 eggs
2 c. canned pumpkin (one 15-16 ounce can)
3 ½ cups flour
  teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons soda
1 c. pecans (this is optional. I don’t use them very often)
2/3 cup of cold strong black coffee
Cream first four ingredients. Add sweet potatoes. Add dry ingredients alternately with coffee.
This makes 2 loaves and 8 muffins. Or it makes one bundt cake.
Bake at 375 degrees for 1 hour for loaves or bundt cake, 25 minutes for muffins, or until they test done in the center.
Cool 10 minutes before removing from pan.
I have made this into a 9x13 pan and used the rest for muffins. Then I put a Harvest Moon Frosting on the cake.
Harvest Moon Frosting: Combine in double boiler 3 eggs whites, 1 ½ cups of brown sugar, dash of salt and 6 T. water. Cook 7 minutes, beating the whole time with electric mixer, over the boiling water. It will stand in peaks when done. Add 1 teaspoon vanilla. Beat until thick enough to spread.


  1. I've never seen a pumpkin bread recipe with coffee! Also, there's seldom leftover coffee at my house. I'll have to make extra and hide some of it!

  2. Redmama, you can use extra strong instant coffee but the real stuff makes it better. We've been using this recipe for years. It's supposed to last a long time in an air tight container but we've never had it around long enough to prove that! Thanks for stopping in today!

  3. I like pumpkin bread. Unfortunately I'm on a low carb diet to lower my A1C so bread is not an option right now.

  4. Linda, thanks so much for stopping by! A low carb diet does not sound like fun!

  5. Thank you for my Amazon gift card. Glad I could be your first winner.