Anna K. Lanier shares a recipe one of her characters cooks
In THE PERFECT GIFT, Laura keeps up the family tradition of baking at Christmas. One family favorite recipe is Pumpkin Bread.
Grandma Scott’s Pumpkin Bread
3 C sugar
1 C oil
4 eggs, beaten
2 C cooked pumpkin (16-oz can)
3 ½ C flour
1 tsp baking powder
2 tsp salt
2 tsp baking soda
½ tsp ground cloves
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp ground nutmeg
1 tsp ground allspice
¾ C water
1-1 ½ C chopped nuts
1) Combine sugar, oil and eggs until light and fluffy. Stir in pumpkin.
2) In another bowl, combine dry ingredients. Stir into pumpkin mixture.
3) Add water and nuts.
4) Spoon batter into well greased and floured pans (2-3, depending on size*).
5) Bake at 350º for 60-70 minutes.
*If making 1 pound loaves, you can make 6 loaves with one batch.
Anna Kathryn writes contemporary and historical westerns. She currently has three short stories published with The Wild Rose Press and several more in various stages of writing. She lives in Texas with her husband and three cats. She has two grown daughters and three grandchildren - Ethan, Emma and Lacey. Find out more about her at http://www.aklanier.com/ or http://annakathrynlanier.blogspot.com/