Pumpkin Bread

Ingredients

3-1/3 cups flour

2 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp baking powder

1-1/2 tsp salt

1 tsp ground cinnamon

1/2 tsp ground nutmeg

1/2 tsp ground cloves

2/3 cup cool to cold butter, cut into small cubes

1 (16 oz) can pureed pumpkin (NOT pumpkin pie filling)

4 eggs, slightly beaten

2-2/3 cup sugar

2/3 cup milk

1 cup golden raisins (much softer than regular raisins), optional

1 cup chopped pecans or other nuts, optional

Glaze, optional

 

Glaze Ingredients

3 oz softened cream cheese, at room temperature

2 tbsp softened butter

2 tbsp milk, or as needed

1/3 to 1/2 cup powdered sugar, depending on how sweet you like your glaze

1/2 tsp freshly squeezed lemon juice

 Combine all ingredients in a small bowl. Beat with an electric mixer until very smooth. add more milk if needed to get fairly thin drizzling consistency.

Pour over cooled bread or cake. Pass additional glaze at the table.

 Jane Evans Bonacci – The Heritage Cook