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Bakin’ for Halloween !


Greetings from the Castle Kitchen – it’s your King – Teddy – bringing you some Halloween fun!


I thought since the Halloween celebration is getting closer that I’d concentrate the next few weeks on some fun Halloween-ish type baked goodies……….things that would be yummy to have around for snacks or part of a meal you might be preparing!    This bread I’m making today is DY-NO-MITE for breakfast or any time.   My Mom is a big fan of pumpkin “anything” and if you are too, you will enjoy this one.    No it doesn’t have bacon in it – for the next few weeks the Castle Baconia Kitchen will not NECESSARILY be bringing you bacon-oriented things!!

Check this out:

Crumbly Pumpkin Bread


Ingredients for the bread:

Cooking spray

2 c. all-purpose flour

1 tsp. ground cinnamon
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp.baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 c. (1 stick) butter, melted
1 1/4 c. granulated sugar
1 c. pumpkin purée
1/3 c. sour cream
2 large eggs
1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
For the topping:
1 c. all-purpose flour
1/2 c. butter, softened
1/2 c. lightly packed brown sugar
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp. kosher salt
1.   Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Line an 8″x4″ loaf pan with parchment paper then grease with cooking spray or softened butter.  In a large bowl, whisk together flour, cinnamon, baking soda, baking power and salt.
2.  In a separate large bowl using a hand mixer, beat melted butter, sugar, pumpkin puree, sour cream, eggs, and vanilla.  Gradually add dry ingredients to wet ingredients until just combined.
3.  Make topping:  In a medium bowl, stir together all ingredients until large clumps form.
4.  Transfer batter to prepared pan then scatter topping on top.  Bake until toothpick inserted in center of the loaf comes out clean (about 1 hour to 1 hour 10 minutes).
My Mom thinks this is totally heavenly stuff but she’s a pumpkin lover – if you are too, try this one.   The topping obviously is an optional thing but it makes a big difference (so says Mom!!!!).

I believe Mr. Pooh is right on this one!!!!

Thumbs up………………..give it a try and I’ll see you next week with another winner……