Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Some Lovin' from My Oven





This year I've decided to bake bread for the holidays...it's been an interesting experience since I usually do not like to bake. I had this grand plan to send out bread to all the people I know...but I got lazy. And tired. So, I made some bread for my co-workers instead. Feel free to look at the bread and feel like I made it for you!

But to go along with my JUST TRY IT! recipes, here's how you can make a wonderful loaf of banana or pumpkin bread for yourself.

PUMPKIN:
3 1/4 cup flour
2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon nutmeg
2 cup packed pumpkin (1 can)
1 cup vegetable oil
1 1/2 t salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
3 cup sugar
2/3 water
4 eggs
Bake at 350 degrees for about 40-45 minutes, depending on the size of your loaves. I do mini-loaves, so it doesn't take that long. Also, make sure to grease your pans... I use PAM instead of butter. Add walnuts to your liking...I do about a handful.

BANANA:
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup butter
3/4 cup brown sugar
2 eggs, beaten
2 1/3 cups mashed overripe bananas
Same instructions as above.

**If you freeze the bread, I wrapped it in a paper towel to absorb any moisture. Then one layer of saran wrap, then one layer of heavy duty foil...then put it in a freezer bag.**

6 comments:

Complaint Department Manager said...

Pleasant idea.

That top photo...first thing that came to mind was another Dexter kill.

addie said...

I'm one of the lucky ones... and all I can say is YUUUUMMMMMMMMM!!!!!!!! Michelle rocks the casbah!

Tammy said...

So, tell me again how I get on this bread list? For some reason, I don't have a loaf!

Michelle said...

If you send me your address, I'll send you a bag!!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the tasty treats. And...what the heck did you do to Boogan?!?!
Katie

Dori said...

I'm so glad you got lazy and decided to bake for us at work! My mom tried some and she thought it was wonderful as well :)