We hauled out our fussy slippers and warm robes, and headed outside for an early morning, cold-nose gathering.
We drank warm beverages of various kinds...
We dug out our crazy-hats and sweatshirts, and hoped the day would go nice and slow.
Ah! Pumpkin bread... a lesson in patience in one, spicy, loaf.
Life is happy and chilly, yet cozy and warm...in the Little Yellow House on the Hill...
Shortening (for pan)
2 cups all purpose flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice*
1/4 tsp baking soda
1 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup shortening
1 cup canned pumpkin
1/2 chopped walnuts
Grease bottom of loaf with shortening. Turn oven to 350. Beat together shortening and sugar until well mixed. Add eggs and milk. Mix well. Add flour, baking powder, salt and pumpkin spice. Mix well.
Pour into the loaf pan. Cook for 1 hour.
*You can buy pumpkin spice, but if you don't have it on hand you can make your own.
2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp nutmeg
1 tsp ginger
1/2 tsp ground cloves
Mix together in a small container with a lid, store in a dry place. This makes approximately 4.5 tsp of Pumpkin Spice mix.
Happy Fall Y'all!