This is the BEST pumpkin bread I’ve ever made (and I’ve made a lot.) It is my go-to gift for housewarmings, new babies, new neighbors, etc. during the months that can even remotely called Autumn (or Winter, or sometimes Spring or Summer.) I get rave reviews every single time.
3 cups Sugar
3-⅓ cups Flour
2 teaspoons Baking Soda
½ Tablespoons Baking Powder
1-½ teaspoon Salt
1 teaspoon Nutmeg
1 teaspoon Ground Cloves
1 teaspoon Cinnamon
4 whole Eggs
1 can Pumpkin (15 Oz.)
1 cup Oil
1 cup Water
3 strips Aluminum Foil
Add wet ingredients (eggs, pumpkin, oil, water) to the dry ingredients all at once.
Mix well with a mixer till smooth and the delicious smell makes you start drooling slightly.
Grease 3 loaf pans (9×4) and pour equal amounts of the yummy batter into each pan.
Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes to an hour. You’ll know it’s ready when the top will start cracking and when you put a toothpick/knife in, it comes out clean.
Set out to cool for about 5 minutes.
Here’s the trick on keeping it SUPER moist.
After letting it cool for about 5 minutes, take out a roll of aluminum foil. Pull out a large piece and then turn over the pan to drop one of the loaves right smack in the middle. Quickly fold the foil over (taking care not to burn the crap out of your fingers) and secure very tightly. Then set aside and let it cool off while being wrapped in the foil. Repeat and do the same to the other 2 loaves.
I’m telling you. This is some good stuff.