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    Posted by K on November 13, 2007

    We’re poor, and it sucks majorly, especially around this time of year when everyone expects presents. Well maybe not expects, but I feel like shit going to a get together and everyone has a present for you and you have nothing for them. So I figure we have two options, don’t go, or make something. I was leaning towards not going, but my mother in law had a good idea to bake stuff. So here’s what we’ll be making, a set of 3 loaves for each family. The pumpkin bread I’ve made before, the others I still need to test. To go with the pumpkin bread, make my mil’s spread, take one package of cream cheese and mix in one cup of apple butter (add more if needed). Keep it chilled and it’s delicious on a slice of pumpkin bread. I found all the recipes at allrecipes.com If anyone is on a low fat diet, they’re screwed 🙂

    Pumpkin Spice Bread

    Submitted by: Delora Lucas
    Prep Time: 10 Minutes
    Cook Time: 1 Hour Ready In: 1 Hour 10 Minutes
    Yields: 32 servings

    INGREDIENTS:

    3 cups sugar
    1 cup vegetable oil
    4 eggs, lightly beaten
    1 (16 ounce) can solid pack pumpkin
    3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
    1 teaspoon baking soda
    1 teaspoon salt
    1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
    1/2 teaspoon baking powder
    1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
    1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
    1/2 cup water

    DIRECTIONS:
    1. In a large bowl, combine sugar, oil and eggs. Add pumpkin and mix well. Combine dry ingredients; add to the pumpkin mixture alternately with water. Pour into two greased 9-in. x 5-in. x 3-in. loaf pans. Bake at 350 degrees F for 60-65 minutes or until bread tests done. Cool in pans 10 minutes before removing to a wire rack; cool completely.

    Lemon Blueberry Bread

    Submitted by: Felicia
    Prep Time: 30 Minutes
    Cook Time: 1 Hour Ready In: 1 Hour 30 Minutes
    Yields: 12 servings

    INGREDIENTS:

    1/3 cup melted butter
    1 cup white sugar
    3 tablespoons lemon juice
    2 eggs
    1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
    1 teaspoon baking powder
    1 teaspoon salt
    1/2 cup milk
    2 tablespoons grated lemon zest
    1/2 cup chopped walnuts
    1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries

    2 tablespoons lemon juice
    1/4 cup white sugar

    DIRECTIONS:
    1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease an 8×4 inch loaf pan.
    2. In a mixing bowl, beat together butter, 1 cup sugar, juice and eggs. Combine flour, baking powder and salt; stir into egg mixture alternately with milk. Fold in lemon zest, nuts, and blueberries. Pour batter into prepared pan.
    3. Bake in preheated oven for 60 to 70 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into center of the loaf comes out clean. Cool bread in pan for 10 minutes. Meanwhile, combine lemon juice and 1/4 cup sugar in a small bowl. Remove bread from pan and drizzle with glaze. Cool on a wire rack.

    Banana Sour Cream Bread

    Submitted by: Esther Nelson
    Prep Time: 10 Minutes
    Cook Time: 1 Hour Ready In: 1 Hour 10 Minutes
    Yields: 32 servings

    INGREDIENTS:

    1/4 cup white sugar
    1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    3/4 cup butter
    3 cups white sugar
    3 eggs
    6 very ripe bananas, mashed
    1 (16 ounce) container sour cream
    2 teaspoons vanilla extract
    2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
    1/2 teaspoon salt
    3 teaspoons baking soda
    4 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

    DIRECTIONS:
    1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C). Grease four 7×3 inch loaf pans. In a small bowl, stir together 1/4 cup white sugar and 1 teaspoon cinnamon. Dust pans lightly with cinnamon and sugar mixture.
    2. In a large bowl, cream butter and 3 cups sugar. Mix in eggs, mashed bananas, sour cream, vanilla and cinnamon. Mix in salt, baking soda and flour. Stir in nuts. Divide into prepared pans.
    3. Bake for 1 hour, until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.

    Ok I think I may try and make one of these for each family too with their name on it and the year perhaps?

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