Sunday, November 19, 2006

Sunday Morning Cooking

This has not been a very successful Sunday morning cooking session.

I decided to make some more pumpkin bread and could not find my Starbuck's recipe that DH & I enjoyed so much. I did find somebody's grandma's favorite pumpkin bread recipe. So I made that.

Well, all I can say is if that's the best that grandma ever had, I feel sorry for the poor dear.

I really did not want to throw it in the garbage. It had a nice spicey pumpkin flavor, but the texture was the pits. So I decided to crumble it all up and toast it.
After it is toasted, I will turn it into crumbs in the food processor.

I am thinking it may make a nice little graham cracker-type crust for a pumkin cheesecake. It could also be sprinkled between layers for a pumpkin trifle. I will just stick it in the freezer until I get the urge to experiment.

I made some pumpkin spiral cookies that spread too much. They tasted OK, but were way too much work.

They had to be rolled just like the pumpkin roll cake.

I took lots of detailed pictures thinking they would be wonderful and I would post the directions for everyone.The appearance/taste payoff was not worth the effort so I won't bother giving you the recipe.

I also made two meatloaves. One is for dinner tonight and the second is in the freezer. I think they turned out fine.

The oven is now set on clean and I am off to tidy up the big mess I made of the kitchen.

Update:
The pumpkin bread crumbs turned out great.
I now have a full Folgers can of them in the freezer.

6 comments:

  1. What a shame about the pumpkin bread!
    I have the copycat Starbuck's recipe in my file (never sure if it's "genuine" or not), but it tastes very good!
    e-mail me if you want and I'll send it!
    :)

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  2. The crumbs can come in quite handy. Make a yogurt "parfait", mix them with toasted, chopped pecans and sprinkle on French Vanilla ice cream, top a pumpkin pie, make a pumpkin bread pudding with rum sauce, etc, etc,etc.

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  3. Now the trick will be to remember that you have those crumbs in the freezer and actually use them!

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  4. My mouth waters every time I see some of your baking!! Yummm! What a good idea to crumble up those pumpkin loaves to use as a base for another square!! You are just so smart:-)

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  5. It looks, as you are a good cook?

    Sigrun

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  6. Too bad about the pumpkin bread. What a great idea to make pumpkin breadcrumbs.

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