Pumpkin Loaf

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Market Common Reciper December 2017

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Pumpkin Loaf

Just in time for the holidays, this month’s recipe ushers in a spirit of festivity with the flavors of pumpkin and spice. Savor it with a friend over a steaming cup of coffee, or reside after a hearty winter meal. This rich and deeply satisfying cake bread is a family tradition in Melissa’s house at the holidays.


1 ¾ cups flour

1 tsp baking powder

½ tsp baking soda

½ tsp salt

1 tsp cinnamon

½ tsp nutmeg

¼ tsp ginger

¼ tsp cloves

½ cup butter

¾ cup sugar

2 eggs

¾ cup canned pumpkin puree

¾ cup dark chocolate chips


Oven 350°, Bake time 45-60 min.

Grease a 9 x 5 loaf pan.

In a small bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, soda, salt, and spices. In a large bowl, using a mixer, cream the butter. Gradually add the sugar and cream well. Add the eggs and beat. Turn the speed to low and add the dry ingredients alternately with the pumpkin, be- ginning and ending with the dry ingredients. Stir in the chocolate chips by hand. Pour in the prepared pan, and bake 45-60 minutes, until a toothpick comes out clean. Remove from the pan when cool.

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