Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Recipe Wednesday - Anna K. Lanier

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 350ยบ 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/


Anna Kathryn Lanier said...

Hi, Chris. Thanks for having me today. I really like this bread recipe....for one thing, it makes multiple loaves, so it's great for gift-giving. For another, it's just plain delicious!

Margaret Tanner said...

Hi Anna Kathryn and Chris
Ooh that receipe sounds yummy. Thanks for posting it.


Mary Kennedy said...

Great recipe, definitely a keeper! Very glad you posted it.

KM Fawcett said...

I love pumpkin bread. And this sounds so easy to make. Thanks for sharing!

Anna Kathryn Lanier said...

I should have put the blurb for THE PRICELESS GIFT, so here it is now:

The last thing Christina Scott expects Santa to bring her is a sexy—and very familiar—cowboy. Gavin Holloway’s just as shocked to discover she’s the woman he’s sent to pick up from the airport for a Christmas visit with her brother. They'd spent one hot week together months ago—a week where they both left their identities and individual problems behind. Neither ever expected a reunion.

Little do they know, Santa's elf has more than coal up his sleeve. Ho ho ho and a badgering we'll go before reindeer two-step on their rooftop and deliver THE PRICELESS GIFT that will leave their snowy days sizzling.

THE PRICELESS GIFT is available from The Wild Rose Press. It's a short story and a very quick read (about 20 mins long).

Anna Kathryn Lanier said...

Thanks for the comments. We really like this bread, because it is so easy to make, and it's very tasty, lots of good spices to give a wonderful flavor.

KM Fawcett said...

The blurb for priceless gift looks good. I'm new to buying ebooks. Is there a way to down load this story to my iPhone?

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