Daily Recipe - Moist Ginger Pumpkin Bread

by Divine Domesticity on  April 8th, 2008

Spicy and sweet. Moist and delicious. It is hard to beat that!

Moist Ginger Pumpkin Bread
Makes 2 - Using 8"x 4" Loaf Pans

12 tablespoons (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, melted, plus room-temperature butter for pan
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour (spooned and leveled), plus more for pan
2 teaspoons baking powder
2 teaspoons ground ginger
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup packed light-brown sugar
1 can (15 ounces) pumpkin purée (1 3/4 cups)
3 large eggs

Sugar glaze (optional, see below)

1. Preheat oven to 375°. Butter and flour two 8 1/2-by-4 1/2-inch (6-cup) loaf pans (or use Pam with Flour. I think it works best anyhow); set aside. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, ginger, and salt. In a medium bowl, whisk together sugars, pumpkin, melted butter, and eggs; add flour mixture, and stir until just combined.

2. Divide batter between prepared pans. Bake until a toothpick inserted in center of loaves comes out clean, about 50 minutes. Let cool 10 minutes; invert pans and transfer loaves to a wire rack to cool completely. Glaze, if desired.

3. For the sugar glaze: In a small bowl, mix 1 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar with 2 to 3 tablespoons water until mixture is smooth but thick. Place waxed paper under rack for a quick cleanup. For easy pouring, transfer glaze to a liquid-measuring cup, and drizzle over loaves. Let dry 15 minutes before serving. Makes enough for 2 loaves.

Recipe courtesy of Martha Stewart - Everyday Food


Anonymous said...

Looks great. I have a can of pumpkin in my pantry that was just waiting for this recipe to come along.

Janel said...

This is one of my all time favorite recipes! yum!

Anonymous said...

yes, it's a great way to use up a can of pumpkin. I for one do not have the time to prepare fresh pumpkin. lol.