Monday, October 15, 2012

Oompa Loompa Bread

aka: Pumpkin Bread. :)

With Fall in full swing, we are baking up a storm around here. Our college girl was home in order to spend time with her brother. A request for Pumpkin Bread was made so we whipped up a batch on Sunday for her to take back to school. She's always feeding her friends and home baked goods are a hot commodity in the world of college students.

There is a charming little farming-ranching town we drive through on the way to San Antonio and we have always stopped there to explore. Years ago I bought a local cook book and many of our favorite recipes have been found within those pages. This is one of those recipes.

3 C sugar
3 1/2 C flour
1 tsp salt
2 tsp soda
1 tsp nutmeg
1 tsp cinnamon
1 C oil
2 C pumpkin
2/3 C water
4 eggs, beaten

*Preheat oven to 350°. Stir dry ingredients together in a large bowl. Add other ingredients. Mix well. Pour into 2 well-greased and floured loaf pans. Bake 1 hr or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.

Our girl just happened to walk in as I was dumping pumpkin into the batter and she piped up, "That looks really awful! Looks like you ground up an Oompa Loompa".

I looked at her and began singing the Oompa Loompa song from Willie Wonka. Specifically the line: What do you get when your kid is a BRAT!  -Which she is not. :)


 Thus Oompa Loompa Bread was born:


and it will never ever be known as Pumpkin Bread again:


No Oompa Loompas were actually harmed in the making of this bread. :)

12 comments:

Kristie said...

LOL! It looks so yummy!
Kristie

Denise :) said...

Baaahahahaaa!!! Love it!! Oompa Loompas and all!! I'm telling you, a recipe book with these stories would be a killer!! :)

Sisbabestitches said...

Hilarious! Thanks so much for a really great laugh!

yorkie mom said...

That looks wonderful! I think I will have to make some...I can smell it cooking already. Thanks for the recipe.

Cow Pies & Mud Pies said...

That is the exact recipe my mom uses...we LOVE it! I will think of Oompa Loompas now.

Darlene said...

I had to snicker and giggle. LOL

Looks very, very yummy!

Nancy said...

I love to hear stories behind recipes, and this one is priceless.

Thanks for sharing the recipe, too.

Cyndi loves to stitch said...

bwahahahahahaha!! I was singing the aong while waiting for your page to load, and about threw my back out laughing at what your daughter said!!!! some of our best memories come from cooking with kids in the kitchen don't they. I need to send you the recipe and the story of coyote turds (living in the country, I'm sure you would understand.) They are a chocolate, chocolate chip cookie rolled in powdered sugar before they are baked).) I'll try to find it tonight.

Jennifer said...

Well, I'm lame I guess... I don't know what a Oompa Loompa is.. but that bread looks delish! Love me some punkin' bread!

JMF said...

I want a piece of Oompa loompa bread!!

Wonky Girl said...

I have no idea what an Oompa Loompa is so call me lame too ;-)
But the bread looks good so I'm gonna try your version plus add raisins, my DH likes raisins in his bread.

Staci said...

Isn't it fun how these kind of moments become part of our family vocabulary, our family history!
Enjoy that Ooompa Looompa Bread! I'm sure the house smells divine while it is in the oven!

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