Sunday, September 9, 2012

Spicy Pumpkin Loaf

Delicious walnuts straight from the tree!

Part of the fun of being on my Uncle's farm in Argentina is running around seeing how many of the ingredients you can find around the place. 

When we made the spicy pumpkin loaf we had found the pumpkins, picked up the walnuts that had fallen from the giant tree and I had to hunt for the eggs!  Now I realise where the fun game of the Easter egg hunt came from...those hens are tricky - they really know how to hide an egg!!


Spicy Pumpkin Loaf














Ingredients

  • 1 ½ cups plain flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon nutmeg
  • ½ teaspoon ground allspice
  • 2 eggs
  • ¾ cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup mashed, cooked, well drained pumpkin
  • ½ cup chopped walnuts


Sift together flour, baking powder, soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg and all spice.  Beat the eggs, add sugar, oil and pumpkin, beat to blend thoroughly.

Add to the dry ingredients, stir until thoroughly combined, then stir in the walnuts.  Turn into a greased 23 x 12cm loaf tin.

Bake in a moderately slow oven for about 70mins, or until done when tested.  Remove from the oven, let it cool down in the tin for 10mins and then turn out on to a wire rack.

Cool before cutting.  Delicious!

Cocinar, comer y ser feliz!
Leticia

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