My mother baked this pumpkin bliss every autumn during my “growning-up” years. What a scandalous treat! It’s moist, sweet, and definitely delicious. But then, what else would you expect from a batter that contains 1 1/2 sticks of butter and 2 honking cups of sugar?
The recipe, according to my mother, came from a 1970s issue of Good Housekeeping Magazine. You could try to healthify the ingredients, but I can’t guarantee the results if you do. When made as described, the bread captures the very essence of autumn. My friend Sarah, who swooned over a slice just this morning, says it tastes like pumpkin pie.
Need a special treat that you can enjoy between rounds of leaf-raking? Want a bread that you can make in advance, and serve during a football game? Want a frisky snack for nibbling in bed? This loaf of love is for you.
Here’s the step-by-step recipe:
(In the comments field below, reader Rosalind asked about my loaf pans. I purchased these stainless steel beauties from this online source.
No standing mixer for you?
You can use hand-held electric beaters. Or, if you are feeling energetic, you can mix the batter with nothing more than a stout wooden spoon.
Oh, look — it’s raining outside!
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