favorite episode was the one featuring the secret ingredient squid or
the one about beer. It's a tough call and probably depends upon the
sort of day I'm having. Either way, I think it's a hoot that we're
trying it here in our own squashy way with pumpkin!
My friend Erin shared this bread with me
last year and I positively swooned over it. Seriously,
the can had to be forcibly removed from my hand
so that someone else might get a chance to
Now, I've said before that I believe the
best gifts are edible. Well, with the holidays
roaring up on us, this food gift is definitely on
the top of my give and receive list, as in I like
to give it and receive it!
This bread is a dense salty sweet quick
bread that fills you up without making
you feel overly full. That is unless you're
like me and try to eat a whole can in one
sitting. It is indeed a wonderful
Coffee Can Pumpkin Bread
3 cups organic flour
3 cups sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp nutmeg
1 tsp allspice
1 1/2 tsp salt
2 tsps baking soda
Sift together into a big bowl.
1 cup vegetable oil
2/3 cup water
1 cup canned pumpkin
Stir together the oil, water, pumpkin and
eggs in another large bowl, then slowly mix
in the dry ingredients until well blended.
Divide evenly into 3 one pound coffee cans that
have been coated with grease and flour (I only
had two on hand so I used one loaf pan, too).
Bake at 350 for one hour.
(Mine took five minutes more). Cool for
fifteen minutes. Run a knife blade around the
edge and the bread should pop right out. I like
to keep it in the can (handy storage) and just
slice off pieces as needed.
Once it is completely cool, you can gift wrap the can
and put a bow on top. It is quite the festive gift!
Happy Iron Chef Pumpkin Week, Everyone!
SPRINKLE WITH MURDER
aka Lucy Lawrence
STUCK ON MURDER
CUT TO THE CORPSE
Keep those suggestions for our next secret ingredient coming and you,
too, could win like out blog follower Molly Ebert. Her secret ingredient will
be revealed next month. So, stay tuned and all will be revealed...
Special thanks to our other followers for their suggestions. I especially enjoyed
Marilyn's raisins and Jessica's cannellini! What will our followers think of next?