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. :)