Sunday, October 26, 2008

Pumpkin Bread

This pumpkin bread is the best! I found this recipe on the internet and made it for the work bake sale - several people asked for the recipe! It was a hit!

Pumpkin Bread
3 cups sugar
1 cup oil
3 eggs
2/3 cup water
1 15 oz. can pumpkin
1 cup chopped nuts, optional
3 cups flour
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon nutmeg
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 tablespoon baking powder

In a large mixing bowl, combine sugar, oil, and eggs. Stir in water and pumpkin (and nuts if using). In a medium mixing bowl, combine remaining ingredients, whisking to mix well. Add to creamed mixture and beat until smooth. Pour into two greased and floured 8x4-inch loaf pans. (You may use a different size pan, such as 9x5-inch, but loaves won't be as tall.) Bake at 350 degrees for 60-75 minutes or until bread tests done. Cool for 10 minutes in the pan, then remove to wire racks and cover with a cloth until cool. Makes 2 loaves, each loaf 8-12 pieces.

Can't Leave Alone Bars

These bars are so easy to make and always get raves!

Can't Leave Alone Bars
1 pkg. (18.25 oz) white cake mix
2 eggs
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1 can (14 oz) sweetened condensed milk
1 cup (6 oz) semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/4 cup butter, cubed

In a bowl, combine the dry cake mix, eggs and oil until well blended. Press two-thirds of the mixture into a greased 9x13 in. baking pan. Set remaining cake mixture aside.
In a microwave-safe bowl, combine the sweetened condensed milk, chocolate chips, and butter. Microwave on high for 45 seconds, stir. Microwave 45-60 seconds longer or until chips and butter are melted. Stir until smooth. Pour over crust. Drop remaining cake mixture by tablespoons over top. Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool before cutting. Makes 3 dozen bars.