Fall Recipe Worth Celebrating
It's Pumpkin Bread Weather!
"'I knew it before I got out bed this morning,' she says,
turning away from the window with a purposeful excitement in her eyes...
'Oh, Buddy. Stop stuffing biscuit and fetch our buggy!.
Help me find my hat. We've thirty cakes to bake.'
It's always the same. A morning arrives..and my friend, as though officially inaugurating the time of year that exhilarates her imagination and fuels the blaze of her heart announces,
'It's fruitcake weather. Fetch our buggy. Help me find my hat.'"
~A Christmas Memory, Truman Capote
We've always loved Truman Capote's Christmas Memory!
When Kelsey was a little girl, each autumn, the first weekend when Texas temperatures dipped enough to end the heat of summer, I would recall Capote's beautiful prose, look at my daughters and say, "Oh my! It's Pumpkin Bread weather!"
...Yes. In the story she is planning the baking of fruitcakes..but...well...it's fruitcakes. Fruitcake is not something you get excited about. Pumpkin bread, on the other hand, is powerful! The aroma of this scrumptious bread fills the house with scents of Fall and gently whispers, "The holidays are on their way."
...All that to say, this Pumpkin Bread recipe is one of our family's favorites. Although you can add pecans, raisins, or even chocolate chips to the recipe, we prefer it just as it is in all of it's autumn awesomeness!
3 ½ cups all-purpose flour
3 cups sugar
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 ½ teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon nutmeg
2 teaspoons cinnamon
2 teaspoons allspice
1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
1 cup oil
1 15-ounce can pumpkin
2/3 sup water
1. Preheat oven to 350 °
2. Mix ingredients together
3. Bake in greased loaf pans in a 350° oven for 1 hour
Makes 2 loaves.
We hope you'll try it and let us know what you think. We would to hear about you Fall traditions as well, so be sure and leave a comment.
Happy Fall, Y'all!