Thursday, December 1, 2011

When Your Carriage Turns Into a Pumpkin... Make Pumpkin Bread

Fairy Godmother's Midnight Pumpkin Bread
(adapted from chocolate chip pumpkin bread)

Remnants of your carriage (aka. wet ingredients)
1 (15 ounce) can pumpkin puree
1 cup unsweetend applesauce
2/3 cup water
4 eggs

Fairy Dust (aka. dry ingredients)
1 1/2 cups sugar
3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder

1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
1 tablespoon ground nutmeg
1 teaspoon ground cloves
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1 1/4 teaspoons salt

1 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips


1. Fire up your cauldron (oven) to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Enchant two glass slippers (9x5x3 loaf pans) with anti-sticking spell (non-stick oil). 

2. In a large bowl, combine the remnants of your carriage (pumpkin, applesauce, water, and eggs).   Blend in fairy dust (sugar, flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, ginger and salt). Swirls your magic wand till smooth in consistency. Mix in chocolate chips.  Fill slippers about 2/3 full.  Place in cauldron and shout "Bippity Boppity Boo!."  

3. Transformation will take approximately 50 minutes to 1 hour to complete.  When magic wand comes out clean remove from cauldron.  Allow time to cool before serving.  

Enjoy while waiting for prince charming.

On a different note, I think this could make an interestingly crafty gift (especially for those who never grew out of their Disney princess phase).  Fill a jar with all the dry ingredients.  Label as "Fairy Dust" and include the preparation instructions.  You could also include the pumpkin and applesauce by making a little carriage using the cans as wheels (I think I might have to try this).  Then the person you are giving it too would only need to have eggs and water.  Maybe also attach a cute spatula labeled "wand" other fairy tale related items.  

 Either way, this bread is delicious, so grab your fairy godmother and start cooking.  :)

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