You just can’t beat the church cookbook when it comes to searching for the best recipes. We have two of them, and they’re our go-to books when we’re looking for something new, delicious, exciting or comforting. This week it was Pumpkin Bread with Caramel Glaze. And can I just say “O. M. G!”? This bread ranks right up on the top of my fave bread recipes list, right along with my Great Grandma’s Banana Bread recipe.
The bread itself calls for what seems like a lot of sugar, but it isn’t too terribly sweet, and so the glaze is a wonderful addition. And, like all good Scandinavians, we add a generous dollop of sm
or (Norwegian for butter, pronounced “smurrr” with rolled r’s) on all of our baked breads. The addition of butter officially puts this bread in the “heavenly” category. 🙂
As far as serving suggestions, it would make a great bread to serve at a brunch, an afternoon tea party or any kind of a potluck. We like it served warm best, but even at room temperature, it’s an absolutely delightful bread.
Pumpkin Bread with Caramel Glaze
Ingredients for the Bread
1 can pumpkin
1 c (two sticks) butter, softened (we use organic)
1 c. water
3 c. white sugar (we use organic)
3 c. flour (we use organic)
1/2 t. baking powder
2 t. baking soda
1 t. cinnamon
Directions for Bread
Easy peasy. Preheat over to 350 degrees. Grease two large loaf pans. Combine all ingredients except for flour, and mix thoroughly. Add flour and mix well. Pour evenly into greased loaf pans and bake for one hour.
**You can also use 8 mini loaf pans, but you’ll need to cut the baking time down to roughly 30 minutes.
With either method, check for doneness by inserting a toothpick into the center. When the toothpick comes out clean, the bread is finished. Don’t over-bake.
Ingredients for the Glaze
2 T. butter
2 T. brown sugar
2 T. heavy whipping cream (we use organic)
1/3 c powdered sugar (we use organic)
1/4 t. pure vanilla
Directions for Glaze
Melt butter in small saucepan. Add brown sugar and whipping cream, and bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Let sit 5 minutes. Add powdered sugar and vanilla. Stir well and spread on the loaves.
That’s it? Done, and done. If you’re looking for some serious comfort food to serve your loved ones, this will do just fine. It doesn’t fit in with our macrobiotic meal plan, but it’s a fine treat for once in awhile.
And as a bonus, here are some links to some awesome Superbowl Party Recipes
10 Awesome Superbowl Party Recipes
Well, that should keep you busy and keep your tummies full for awhile. 🙂 Seriously, though, I hope you enjoy this collection of yummy foods. There’s a mix here of whole foods and junk food delights to satisfy nearly every palate. Happy fooding!
What’s your favorite Superbowl Party Recipe? Share below in the comments!