Pumpkin Bread

October 13, 2009 at 12:28 am Leave a comment

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The weather is starting to turn cold and the weatherman is forecasting a storm. Times like these make me want to stay home to cook and bake. I love to putter around in my kitchen with the warmth of the oven and delicious smells permeating the air.

I don’t always have the time to make everything from scratch. As a time saver I will occasionally use a mix. I try to pick one that doesn’t have a lot of preservatives, hydrogenated fats or sweeteners other than plain old sugar.

I recently tried a mix from Oregon Hill Farms, one of the growers with FromTheFarm.com. The recipe on the side of the bag was simple. There are two recipe variations. I used the one that called for the Oregon Hill Farms pumpkin butter which I mixed into the batter. The aroma that filled the house as it was baking was heavenly. It was all I could do to keep everyone away from the loaf as it cooled. The loaf baked up so beautifully that it looked like it could win a first place ribbon at a county fair. When I sliced it the outside was tender but had some body to it and the inside was moist and aromatic. Unfortunately, it didn’t last the evening. It was devoured, leaving not one crumb.

Pumpkin

Oregon Hill Farms offers a variety of gift sets of breads, scones homemade jams and syrups. These sets are a special way to thank a hostess, your mailman or hairdresser during the holidays. What about those hard to buy for relatives? Food is the one size fits all gift.

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