Recipe by Carol
"This is a large loaf that has orange in it. Perfect for an afternoon tea party."
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1 1/2 cups
2 1/4 cups
chopped pitted dates
There were very good. I decided for time reasons I would make muffins instead of a traditional loaf pan. I got 12 slightly oversized muffins and 6 mini muffins. I also reduced the oven temp to 325, as well as cooking time. Larger muffins 35 minutes, smaller muffins 25 minutes. I left out the dates (didn't have them). I used organic crazins (dried cranberries) for the add-in. I only used a handful of chopped nuts (daughter not fond of them). The orange flavor is a great addition to this muffin. I will definately make these again!
While I love the combination of orange and pumpkin this bread was not moist enough for me. The taste like I said is so good but its just too dense, nothing like the moist pumpkin breads I am used to. If I was to make this again I would have to think of adding more liquid. Glad I made it but would not make the recipe again as written.
So yummy and easy to make! Although I did make a few changes: I used 1/2 cup butter instead of margarine. Instead of 1 1/2 cup white sugar, I used 1 c white sugar + 1/2 c brown sugar. I omitted the orange zest because I didn't have any and am glad I did because I wanted the pumpkin flavor really to shine. For the cinnamon and cloves I just added an equal amount of Chinese 5 spice powder. And for the walnuts and dates, I added an equal amount of raisins and fresh cranberries. Mmm, this bread was so delicious! I don't know if it has anything to do with elevation and where this recipe orginated, but my bread took any extra 12 minutes to bake. I live outside Athens, GA which isn't below sea level or at a high elevation. GREAT BREAD!
Excellent pumpkin bread! I did change it a tad bit. This fall I started using fresh sugar pumpkins for my recipes and found it better than canned. So, I used freshly baked pumpkin instead of canned, used Splenda for the sugar, and increased the orange zest to 3 Tablespoons. The orange accent is a perfect match for pumpkin recipes. I will be preparing many mini-loaves of this bread for the freezer to enjoy through the winter months. Thanks for the recipe Carol.
Out of the 5 or 6 pumpkin bread recipes I alternate between every year, this one is absolutely the best I've ever made. I use butter instead of margarine. I never use anything but butter. I did add a little freshly grated nutmeg. My grandmother told me years ago that you couldn't have pumpkin without nutmeg. I"l be making this recipe one more time before Christmas, dividing half the recipe into mini loaves to put in gift baskets. I hope everyone I give them to likes this bread as much as I do.
A very good recipe - and in answer to one of the reviewers, a 'tea bread' is a sweet bread served with tea. I took the advice of others and used 1 cup of white sugar and 1/2 cup of brown sugar. For personal preference I added pecans and raisins instead of walnuts and dates. And why 4 stars? - I got a pumpkin bread recipe years ago from a column in the Winnipeg Free Press, it is still the best ever.
I took someone else's idea and added Craisins instead of nuts, and I thought that it made the bread. I also had to cook mine longer than an hour - about 70-75 minutes. VERY GOOD with a very thin layer of melted cream cheese!!
Loved this bread's consistancy. Not as dense as some pumpkin bread recipes I've tried. Used half the butter and added an individual container of unsweeeted apple sauce. Used 1 cup white sugar and 1/2 cup brown. Doubled spices but next time will not double cloves as was a bit too much. Yummy!!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Pumpkin Tea Bread
Serving Size: 1/12 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 12
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 106
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