Sunday, July 27, 2008

Pumpkin and orange loaf

I'm always on the look out for a recipe that could make a dent in our huge store of pumpkins. This is one I hadn't tried before, out of the fantastic book A NZ Country Harvest Cookbook by Gilian Painter. It was successful and I would make it again any time.

200g pumpkin, peeled and cooked, and then cooled and mashed.
1/2 cup brown sugar
6 Tbspn milk
2 Tbspn butter (melted)
zest of 1 orange
1/2 cup walnuts or almonds (I used almonds)
1/2 cup sultanas
2 eggs
2 cups wholemeal flour
2 tsp baking powder

Grease a 2lb loaf tin. Preheat oven to 180deg C.

Mix sugar with 3 Tbspn milk. Beat in the butter and orange zest. Add nuts and sultanas, mashed pumpkin and eggs beaten with the rest of the milk. Fold in the flour and baking powder and mix well. Pour into tin and bake for 50-60 mins or until a skewer comes out clean.

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