Sunday, November 15, 2009
Starbucks-style Pumpkin Bread
Do you see the letter "P" on the loaf of pumpkin bread on the table? Well that "P" isn't just for pumpkin bread, it's also for my good friend Paula that introduced me to Starbucks-style pumpkin bread. This recipe fills a medium size loaf pan, and when the bread is done, you'll slice the loaf into eight thick square hunks of goodness that perfectly mimic the weight, color and flavor of the real thing.
Pumpkin Bread - Starbucks Style
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup light brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
3/4 cup canned pumpkin
3/4 cup vegetable oil
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
2. Combine flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt in a medium bowl
3. Beat eggs, sugars and vanilla together in a large bowl with an electric mixer on high speed for about 30 seconds. Add pumpkin and oil and mix well.
4. Pour dry ingredients into the wet stuff and mix well with your electric mixer. Pour the batter into a well-greased 8 1/2 X 4 1/2 loaf pan. Bake for 60 minutes or until the top is dark brown and a toothpick stuck into the center of the bread comes out clean.
5. When the bread is cool, remove it from the loaf pan and use a bread knife to slice it into 1-inch thick slices. Makes 8 slices
TIDBITS: This bread freezes perfectly. Simply seal any leftover slices in a zip top bag or wrap them in plastic and pop them into the chiller. To serve, microwave one frozen slice on high for about 45 seconds and it'll taste like it just came out of the oven.
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