Thursday, October 16, 2008

Pumpkin Raisin Bread

This recipe is from a baking book Sur La Table recently released. And the recipe appeared in Gourmet or Bon Appetit, don't worry I'll figure it out by the end of the post.

Back to the bread. Whenever a recipe states that it yields one loaf and there is a lot of batter, my inner baker says "...no, no that's too much batter for one pan!" But like the rule follower that I am, I always add the batter to the pan which proceeds to spill over sometime during the baking.

So when this particular recipe said the same thing and the batter amount was startling, I still followed the rules. But made a promise to myself that if the batter spilled over I would never over rule my inner baker voice again.

Even as I placed the pan in the oven I said to myself "...this is going to spill over and make a mess in the oven." Well, this recipe is either fool proof or the baking gods were feeling sorry for me, because it came out of the oven perfect. With a shameless high dome, a slightly cracked top showing a sneak peak of it's yummy insides, and perfect square ends.

I was so impressed with the results that I went to the bookstore to see this book (The Art And Soul Of Baking by Cindy Mushet) for myself. And have now added it to my wish list for Christmas. Yes, my mind is already on Christmas but more on that later. For now enjoy the Perfect Pumpkin Raisin Bread.

P.S. I am not a fan of walnuts, so I replaced the "called" walnut amount with raisins.

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20 comments:

Katie said...

Oh yum it looks wonderful Gigi. I adore how golden the pumpkin has turned it. It looks really autumnal.

VeggieGirl said...

I have a pumpkin-pecan-raisin loaf recipe on my blog that I bet you'd like ;0)

alexandra's kitchen said...

I would love to slather this with butter. I am not a big fan of walnuts in batter either. this looks perfect!

Deborah said...

What a gorgeous loaf of pumpkin bread!!

Ivy said...

NIIICE! have you ever tried chocolate chip pumpkin bread?

Hannah said...

Such a gorgeous golden loaf, it looks amazing!

Half Baked said...

I'm right with you on being a pumpkin addict! I can't get enough pumpkin goodies. I'll have to give this recipe a try. Your bread looks beautiful!

Cookie baker Lynn said...

That looks delicious. What better way to welcome fall than a loaf of pumpkin bread? So glad it didn't spill over in the oven.

Bunny said...

Why is it that we only remember pumpkin in the fall when we have such wonderful recipes to make all year round, like this bread. I guess it's just one of the things that makes us look forward to Autumn!! Great bread Gigi!

carol said...

I'm with Bunny on this one-why do we not use pumpkin all year round? I LOVE pumpkin bread and can'e wait to try this one!!!

Grace said...

that's an awesome, awesome color. in fact, i think my favorite thing about pumpkin is its hue. the raisins make the loaf look very festive. nicely done, gigi. :)

kamailesfood said...

Beautiful bread! I would have to agree with Ivy...chocolate chips would have been my walnut substitute.

Snooky doodle said...

this looks great and yummy. Well done.

Isa said...

Glad it turned out fine. It looks delicious =D

Magnolia Wedding Planner said...

Gigi I'm a pumpkin addicted too! i eat it in every way expecially with a good risotto!
This recipe is a wonderful idea to have one more chance to eat it!
thanks a kiss
Silvia

Rosie said...

Oh this looks so good Gigi!!

Rosie x

Ann said...

Love the color of this, it's so vibrant! I may have to give this a whirl on Halloween week for my worklings. :)

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stephanie said...

yum yum yummy!!!! i wana taste your pumpkin bread.. i love pumpkin bread so much... btw, thank you so much for the red velvet cupcake they are to die for.. my mom loves it so much... she said u r good... i said u r not just good, u r simply the best.. love it.. love it..thanks again..

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