Tuesday, October 5, 2010

A Taste of Autumn

Autumn Tea Time

Thank you for stopping by for Tea Time Tuesday.
Today we are celebrating the arrival of autumn with one of my favorite autumn recipes...
my Grandmother's Pumpkin Bread.

Autumn Tea Bread

There's nothing like a tasty tea bread to enjoy with a cup of tea in the afternoon!
For a taste of autumn, my Grandmother's Pumpkin Bread is wonderful paired with an apple, cinnamon spice blend, Constant Comment or pumpkin ginger flavored tea.
I do hope you'll try it with your favorite autumn tea blend!
Here's my Grandmother's recipe:

Emma's Pumpkin Bread

Cream together:
1- 1/2 C. Sugar
1/2 C. Canola Oil
2 eggs

Stir In:
1/3 C. Water
1 C. Canned Pumpkin

Sift & Stir:
1/2 t. Salt
1 t. Nutmeg Ground
1 t. Cinnamon
1 t. Cloves Ground
1 t. Baking Soda
1/2 t. Baking Powder
1- 2/3 C. Flour

1 C. Chopped Pecans or Walnuts

In a pre-heated 350 degree oven, bake in a greased loaf pan for 75 to 90 minutes. You can check for doneness with a toothpick test in the center of the bread. When the toothpick comes out clean it is ready. Do not over bake.

I hope you enjoy this wonderful tea bread with your favorite "cuppa"!

My Mother loves to serve it with cream cheese and chutney.

(In the photos: Antique Wedgwood Creamware Cup & Saucer, Antique Wedgwood Golden Ivy Bread & Butter Plate & Pumpkin Linens from Home Goods. )


Ruth said...

Yummy - this may be one of the first things I try in my new kitchen - hopefully less than two weeks away! Luv to cook this time of year.

Cheryl said...

I think I'm starting to live for Tuesdays now!

I'm putting your Grandmother's pumpkin bread in my cook book!!