or so Todd Wilbur says. I've never had Starbuck's pumpkin bread, so you can't prove it by me.
This week Top Secret Recipes has this as the free recipe. You can go there and copy it for the next few days. After a week it's no longer free.
I made this after work today just because I was in the baking mood and I had all the ingredients on hand. I like the nice orange color of the raw batter. I did wonder if these pans were too full.
As it turned out, they were not too full at all. The recipe says to bake for 70 minutes at 350. After 55 minutes, the tops looked pretty dark and I thought I had overcooked them. When I tested the loaf with a metal skewer, it was not done on the inside. I did, in fact, have to cook for the full 70 minutes.
The recipe says to cook until the top is dark brown and that's exactly what you must do. Each recipe makes just one loaf. I made the recipe twice.
I thought it was very odd that this recipe had no spices--no cinnamon, no nutmeg, no pumpkin pie spice--nada.
The bread is moist with a nice firm texture. It is not sweet at all. Just a simple quick bread to enjoy as an afternoon snack or with your morning coffee.
It is to die for?
But I did eat 2 slices spread with butter while it was still warm.
I will freeze the rest individually wrapped so I can grab and go. (Grab one on the way out the door to work)
Just as I posted this, DH came home from grocery shopping. Look what he brought for me. Dianne, you asked me if he was a house husband. The answer is no, but he would love to be. When he read your question, he said, "I could only dream."
Do you think maybe he's working on becoming one by buttering me up with these flowers? LOL
I am so glad you stopped by to visit my garden. I garden in lower northern Michigan (zone 5) in far less than ideal conditions. I have too many pine trees, too much shade, too many rocks, herds of hosta-munching deer and rabbits who think my lilly buds are gourmet appetizers. I am by no means an expert in horticulture or garden design--just an amateur with a shovel and a passion. My garden changes daily during the summer and I will be updating frequently.
During the winter months, I blog about my favorite cold-weather hobby--quilting and just my everyday musings.
I hope you enjoy your visit, and that you will come back soon.