ginger-date pumpkin loaves

ginger-date pumpkin loaves

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Edited on Oct 24, 2005

i love this time of year...baking with all fresh ingred...especially pumpkin. this calls for canned pumpkin, but if you are like me..use fresh! very moist and tasty. says it makes 5 small loaves, i got 4.

Ingredients

2c flour
1c sugar
1tbsp finely chopped crystallized ginger
2 1/2tsp baking powder
1/2tsp baking soda
1/2tsp ground nutmeg
1/2 tsp salt
1c canned pumpkin
1/2c milk
2 eggs
1/3c shortening
1c coarsely shopped pitted dates
1 recipe spiced glaze(see below)

Directions

1. grease five 4 1/2x2 1/2x1 1/2" loaf pans or 2 8x4; set aside. combine 1c flour, sugar, ginger, bking powder, bking soda, nutmeg and salt. add pumpkin, milk, eggs and shortening. beat on low to med speed about 30 seconds. beat on high 2 minutes. add remaining flour; beat till well mixed. stir in dates.
2. spoon batter into prepared pans. bake at 350 oven 35-40 minites for mini loaves, or 45 minutes for larger or till toothpick inserted near center comes out clean. cool on wire racks for 10 minutes. remove from pans. cool completely. wrap and store overnight. drizzle with glaze before serving.
Spiced Glaze: in small bowl, stir together 1/2c sifted powdered sugan and 1/8tsp ginger. stir in enough water (2-3tsp) to make drizzling consistency.

Not a NESTLÉ®-tested recipe.


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