Tuesday, October 28, 2008


A benefit to having extra caramel around the house. Caramel swirl pumpkin bread. By request...here is the recipe I used for this bread. It's from Smitten Kitchen. I just used my failed-to-set-caramel(about a 1/2 cup) to add a luscious ribbon of caramel to it. If you have any homemade or store bought caramel, just add that. Be forewarned, that is luscious with a capital L!

Pumpkin Bread Recipe

1 1/2 cups (210g) flour
1/2 teaspoon of salt
1 cup (200 g) sugar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup (1/4 L) pumpkin purée*
1/2 cup (1 dL) olive oil
2 eggs, beaten
1/4 cup water
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon allspice
1/2 cup (1 dL) chopped walnuts

* To make pumpkin purée, cut a pumpkin in half, scoop out the seeds and stringy stuff, lie face down on a foil or Silpat lined baking sheet. Bake at 350°F until soft, about 45 min to an hour. Cool, scoop out the flesh. Freeze whatever you don't use for future use. Or, if you are working with pumpkin pieces, roast or boil them until tender, then remove and discard the skin.

1 Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C). Sift together the flour, salt, sugar, and baking soda.

2 Mix the pumpkin, oil, eggs, 1/4 cup of water, and spices together, then combine with the dry ingredients, but do not mix too thoroughly. Stir in the nuts.

3 Pour into a well-buttered 9x5x3 inch loaf pan. Bake 50-60 minutes until a thin skewer poked in the very center of the loaf comes out clean. Turn out of the pan and let cool on a rack.

Makes one loaf. Can easily double the recipe.


  1. Wait, I was just over... how come I didn't get any of this?????

  2. ohh this looks great. i love pumpkin bread. sounds really rich.

  3. that looks awesome, is there a recipe to follow??

  4. This blog is loaded with desserts! Which I happen to love... great site. First time here :)

  5. Molly- there is plenty more where that came from

    Joanna - it was really rich I had to take it in to work and pawn it off!

    Sarah- I just added the recipe, I used, I decreased the oil a bit...and used canned pumpkin.

    Anudivya- thanks so much for taking a peek at us!