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PumpkinBread_KenyanBlogger

I know………………. I know…………….I know… That sounds pretty damn scary for anyone who grew up in Kenya. As I wrote in my previous posts on Pumpkin Puree and Pumpkin French Toast Kenyan just don’t like pumpkins.  BUT….. I served this cake to around 17 people, all who would swear their utter loathe for pumpkins and they all……………. LOVED IT!!! To be honest I was surprised. I really was not expecting this bread/cake to taste as good as it did. And I made it over and over again and loved it some more each time. First few time I made this I did not have nutmeg nor cloves so I replaced that with more cinnamon and a little more ginger and it was great. Nutmeg, cloves and all spice all have very strong flavours so if you don’t like it you can skip it altogether. I think next time I make it I’ll skip the nutmeg. This bread is nice and moist. No need really for any extra spread but if spread tinkles your fancy, go for it. I really hope that you will go past the fear of pumpkins and make this delicious bread. You will love it, money back guarantee, PROMISE. If you hate it let me know il make you another cake and deliver it to your door step :- ) HAPPY BAKING!! Recipe adapted from:  Once a Mom Always a Cook. Pay her a visit she has WONDERFUL recipes.   

Pumpkin Bread

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 1 hour

Total Time: 1 hour, 10 minutes

Yield: 1 loaf,serves 8-12

Ingredients

  1. ½ cup butter
  2. 2 eggs
  3. ½ cup brown sugar
  4. ½ cup white sugar (I did not use this I added 1 tablespoon of brown sugar instead)
  5. 1 teaspoon vanilla extract or essence
  6. 1 cup pumpkin puree
  7. 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  8. ½ teaspoon nutmeg
  9. ½ teaspoon ginger
  10. ¼ teaspoon all spice or cloves
  11. 1 teaspoon baking soda
  12. ½ teaspoon salt
  13. ½ cup natural yogurt
  14. 1 ½ all-purpose flour

Instructions

Pre heat oven to 180 degrees.

Cream butter and sugar till light. Add eggs and vanilla till creamy.

Add pumpkin and spices, combine well. Add baking soda, salt yogurt, and flour, mix until the batter is smooth.

Pour into a greased loaf pan and bake for 1 hour or until a skewer comes out clean when inserted into the center

You can use mixed spice if you do not have all the individual spices but it will NOT be the same.

I also generally find most cakes too sweet so I always put half the sugar. I found that 1/2 cup + a table spoon was enough your free to try with the two sugars

http://africankaya.com/pumpkin-bread/