Saturday, November 04, 2006

Pumpkin Swirl Bread

I baked this pumpkin bread a few days ago and it is absolutely the best pumpkin bread I have ever tasted. It has just the right amount of spices and the sour cream and cream cheese swirl makes it moist and delicious. This recipe bakes two large loaves. Slice one loaf for you and your family to enjoy. Freeze the other for the holidays or give to a friend or relative. Be sure to attach the recipe.

This recipe will definitely go into my "Family Favorites" cookbook, an accumulation of recipes I use over and over again.

Sour cream and cream cheese combine for a delightful white swirl in this pumpkin bread.

Filling Ingredients

1 cup sour cream

1/4 cup sugar

4 ounces cream cheese, softened

1 egg

Bread Ingredients

3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

2 teaspoons baking soda

1 teaspoon Watkins Ground Cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon Watkins Ground Ginger

1/2 teaspoon Watkins Ground Nutmeg

2 2/3 cups sugar

1 cup vegetable oil

1/3 cup water

1 (15-ounce) can pumpkin

4 eggs

Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour 2 (9x5-inch) loaf pans. Set aside.

Combine all filling ingredients in small bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until well mixed. Set aside.

Combine flour, baking soda, cinnamon, salt, ginger and nutmeg in small bowl.

Combine 2 2/3 cups sugar, oil, water, pumpkin and 4 eggs in large bowl. Beat at low speed, scraping bowl often, until smooth. Continue beating, gradually adding flour mixture and scraping bowl often, until well mixed.

Spoon 1/4 (about 2 cups) pumpkin batter into each prepared loaf pan. Carefully spread half of filling mixture over batter in each pan; top each pan evenly with remaining pumpkin batter. Pull knife or spatula through batter and filling to create swirl effect.

Bake for 65 to 70 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes; remove from pans. Cool completely. Makes two 9x5 inch loaves.

Nutrition Facts (1 serving)
Calories: 300, Fat: 14g, Cholesterol: 55mg, Sodium: 190mg, Carbohydrates: 41g, Dietary Fiber: 1g, Protein: 4g

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