Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Pumpkin Friendship bread

Pumpkin-Pecan Friendship bread
Pumpkin-Pecan Friendship bread I have been waiting to make this for years, about two years ago I started the started and never did anything with it. So this was the year. Now I am going to give the recipe to five people and hope they start their starter and pass this one to two of their friends and keep it going. I am also going to make Rock candy soon with the boys. Danny seen Rock candy on TV last night and I told him it was really easy to make.
Here is the recipe for the bread.
3 C chopped pecans, divided
1 (16oz) can solid-packed pumpkin
1 C starter
4 Eggs
1/2 C vegetable oil
3 C flour
2 t vanilla
1 C sugar
1 C Light brown sugar
4 t cinnamon
2 t baking powder
1 t baking soda
1 t each...nutmeg...ginger...cloves
Preheat oven to 350 grease and flour 2 loaf pans. Set aside.Reserve 1 cup pecans. Spread remaining 2 cups in single layer in large baking pan. Bake 8 minutes or until golden brown, stirring frequently.Combine pumpkin, 1 cup starter, egg, oil and vanilla in a large bowl. Combine remaining ingredients in a separate bowl blend well. Stir into pumpkin mixture just until blended. Stir in toasted pecans. Spoon batter evenly into prepared pans. Sprinkle reserved pecans evenly over batter.Bake one hour or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan on wire rack five minutes. remove from pans, cool completely on wire rack, wrap in plastic wrap, Store at room temperature up to one week.
Starter...1 C sugar
1C flour
1 C milk
Combine ingredients in a large resealable plastic food storage bag. Knead bag until well blended. Let bag stand at room temperature five days. Knead bag five times a day.On day six, add 1 cup sugar, one cup flour and one cup milk. Knead bag until well blended. Let stand at room temperature 4 days. Knead bag five times each day.On day 10, pour one cup starter into three bags . Reserve remaining 1 cup starter for recipe, Give remaining bags of starter with recipe as gift.


Meg said...

I have been making tons of pumpkin recipes and posting them on my blog. I would love to link to this yummy recipe on my blog...would that be OK

My Crazy Family said...

You sure can. It was a huge hit, the starter took some time but was well worth it.

Laurie said...

I love the idea of friendship pumkin bread! What a fun recipe for fall.

Your family is beautiful - and reminds me of mine. Only I only have one boy (youngest, three girls (oldest two grown), and one granddaughter.

My Crazy Family said...

I hope everyone I gave a bread and the one cup of stater to will keep this thing going. That is the worse part is when you put all the time into and no one keeps it up. I will let you all know how it goes. I Baked four loaves and gave out five bags of starter. I am keeping my fingers crossed.