pumpkin bread

This was my first attempt to cook using our home grown organic pumpkins.  I followed the directions found here for how to cook the pumpkin down to a puree. It was fairly easy and Arora enjoyed scooping out the pumpkin guts. We did this in 3 parts.

Step one: Harvest, wash, clean out and cook pumpkin. Let cool.

Step two: Scoop pumpkin from rind and put in blender with a bit of water. Puree.

Step three: Follow this recipe for the best pumpkin bread ever. It does make 3 medium sized loaves. We made it three ways, plain, with chocolate chips, and one with cream cheese swirled on top.

I feel very domestic when cooking with food from our garden. This year we have enjoyed carrots, potatoes, tomatoes, corn, pumpkins, spinach, broccoli, radishes, beans, onions, peas, strawberries, arugula, lettuce, and kale.


5 thoughts on “pumpkin bread

  1. The pumpkin bread with cream cheese was far and away the best pumpkin bread I have ever had. And the fact that it was made from a pumpkin grown in our own garden? BONUS! How cool is that, anyway?!

  2. Better than my pumpkin bread recipe? Hard to believe. Never heard of cream cheese on pumpkin bread, though. Fresh pumpkin puree is so much better than canned. I’m jealous you got to grow so much in your garden. Here we have our own backyard, and we didn’t get to grow that much.

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  4. Maybe you’ve already found some, but I’ve found several “life cycle of a pumpkin” books that I really like at our library. I’ll have to give you a call about them tomorrow.

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