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    Hungry Downeast Maine Pumpkin Bread

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    I am making this right now, and my house smells like heaven. I improvised on pans, because I don't have any actual loaf pans. I used one cake pan and a cupcake pan. So basically one cake-size thing and a dozen muffins!

    Not the healthiest, but you CAN substitute things, of course! And either way. I need to indulge.
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    Ingredients:
    1 (15 ounce) can pumpkin puree
    4 eggs
    1 cup vegetable oil
    2/3 cup water
    3 cups white sugar
    3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
    2 teaspoons baking soda
    1 1/2 teaspoons salt
    1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
    1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
    1/4 teaspoon ground ginger

    Directions:
    -Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour three 7x3 inch loaf pans.
    -In a large bowl, mix together pumpkin puree, eggs, oil, water and sugar until well blended.
    -In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and ginger. Stir the dry ingredients into the pumpkin mixture until just blended.
    -Pour into the prepared pans.
    -Bake for about 50 minutes in the preheated oven. Loaves are done when toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.

    Downeast Maine Pumpkin Bread Recipe - Allrecipes.com
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    That sounds amazing.
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    YES!!! I have been making that for the last 3 years I make it every winter in mini decorative loaf pans and make a wrapping and cards to go with it, then give it out to friends and family as gifts

    It's incredible! But here's a trick for next time that I've learned-- the top part of the bread browns/cooks too quickly, so it generally ends up dry or tough or a bit crumbly by the time that the center is done. So cover the top of the loaf pan with aluminum foil for the first 30 or 35 min, then remove it to allow the top to brown. Voila! Moist, soft, and perfectly colored

    EDIT: ALSO, I add 1 T cinnamon and 1 1/2 tsp of nutmeg, but that's because I love autumn spices
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    Quote Originally Posted by katinahat View Post
    YES!!! I have been making that for the last 3 years I make it every winter in mini decorative loaf pans and make a wrapping and cards to go with it, then give it out to friends and family as gifts

    It's incredible! But here's a trick for next time that I've learned-- the top part of the bread browns/cooks too quickly, so it generally ends up dry or tough by the time that the center is done. So cover the top of the loaf pan with aluminum foil for the first 30 or 35 min, then remove it to allow the top to brown. Voila! Moist, soft, and perfectly colored

    EDIT: ALSO, I add 1 T cinnamon and 1 1/2 tsp of nutmeg, but that's because I love autumn spices
    Thanks!!!
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    Oh, btw, sorry I just realized that you said that you didn't have loaf pans

    So the cupcakes and cake should cook just fine without the foil, since they're thinner If you decide to ever do it with loaves, though, I lengthen the cook time to about 60 min and do the foil coverings for the first 30/35

    Happy baking!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by katinahat View Post
    Oh, btw, sorry I just realized that you said that you didn't have loaf pans

    So the cupcakes and cake should cook just fine without the foil, since they're thinner If you decide to ever do it with loaves, though, I lengthen the cook time to about 60 min and do the foil coverings for the first 30/35

    Happy baking!!
    Hehe, it's okay! That's good advice because I plan on making this for my family when we go home in the winter! Thanks!
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    ohhh thanks for sharin i need to try that sounds soooo goood
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    OMG, it's soooo gooood...
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