Baking Vlog Ep. 7: Pumpkin Spice (Quick)bread

I’ve been a journalist for about 15 years, working in the US, Germany, and Switzerland, with stops in Oslo, Cairo, Prague, and more. But after I graduated from college with a journalism degree, I didn’t know exactly which direction I would head. I got a big break filling in for a reporter in Olympia, WA, and afterwards had a chance to be freelancer. But in between reporting gigs I needed something to pay for food, and gas…so I became a baker. Here’s a short story of me being a bread baker’s assistant:

Pumpkin Spice Bread

What you need:

Flour 1.5 c
Brown sugar 3/4 c
Granulated sugar 1 c
Cinnamon 2 tsp
Ginger 1 tsp
Nutmeg 1 tsp
Cloves 1 tsp
Baking soda 1/2 tsp
Baking powder 3/4 tsp

Butter (softened) 1/2 c
Eggs 2
Pumpkin 1c

1) Mix all dry ingredients in a medium-sized bowl. Optionally, you can add the granulated sugar to the moist ingredients instead.

2) Mix butter, eggs, (optionally the granulated sugar), and the pumpkin in a larger bowl.

3) Preheat your oven to 350F.

4) Once you have a smooth mixture, add in half your dry ingredients. Mix. Then add the other half.

5) Pour batter into a large bread pan, or a square cake pan (9×9 for example). Bake for 40-50 minutes, until you can cleanly pull a toothpick out of its center.

6) Let cool, and enjoy!

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