Pure Bliss Pumpkin and Walnut Bread

This bread was soft, fragrant and very tasty. Next time I shall add more walnuts. I used canned pumpkin puree. I find it more convenient.

Sift or whisk  the flour, baking powder, ginger, cinnamon, cardamon and salt into a bowl. Stir in the walnuts and make a well in the centre.

In another bowl, whisk together the pumpkin purée, sugar, vegetable oil, eggs and milk. Pour this mixture into the well

and stir gently until combined. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake 50-60 minutes or until golden

Pure Bliss Pumpkin Walnut Bread

Ingredients

  • 250g (2 cups, 9oz) all-purpose flour
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon ground cardamon
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¾ cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 scant cup (200g) pumpkin purée – I used E.D. Smith pure pumpkin in a can
  • 200g (1 cup) sugar
  • ½ cup vegetable oil (you can sub with melted unsalted butter)
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • ½  cup milk

Lemon glaze

  • 1-1½ cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350ºF (180ºC) ten minutes before using. Grease and line the base of a 9 x 5-inch (23 x 13cm) loaf pan. Sift or whisk  the flour, baking powder, ginger, cinnamon, cardamon and salt into a bowl. Stir in the walnuts and make a well in the centre.
  2. In another bowl, whisk together the pumpkin purée, sugar, vegetable oil, eggs and milk. Pour this mixture into the well and stir gently until combined. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake 50-60 minutes or until golden on top and a toothpick inserted in the centre comes out clean. Remove from the oven, rest for 10 minutes, then transfer onto a cooling rack and let cool completely before drizzling icing on top.
  3. To make Lemon glaze: add enough icing sugar to the lemon juice to form a pouring consistency.
  4. For cup measures: spoon the flour into the cup, heaping it up over the top, then slide a knife across the top to level off the extra. Be careful not to shake or tap the cup to settle down the flour or you will have more than you need. I use a 240ml American cup.

Points to Note

  • Please note that oven temperatures are given as a guideline only. You may need to add or reduce the suggested temperature depending on your oven. I baked the bread at 350°F (180°C) for 55 minutes.

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Author: Liz

I love everything food: eating, cooking, baking and travelling. I also love photography and nature.

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