Monday, 28 May 2012

(Unspicy) Pumpkin flaxseed bread

We can say that pumpkin bread is many people's favourite. We can easily find the recipes in books, magazines and internet. It is easy to make, moist, sweet and full of flavour. 
The first time I baked this bread, I put many spices in it, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and cloves. Hmmm, the aroma filled my home. It was this aroma that make people fall in love with this  bread. When I put that bread on the table, my children came and gathered around waiting for me to cut it. After the first bite, they put back the bread on the plate. Ha??? What happened? Then, I got the answer. Unlike most other people, my children did not like the aroma of the spices. 
That fact did not stop me baking again this beautiful bread. This time I skipped all the spices. I added a bit of vanilla and flaxseed ground for the flavour. It was still delicious. My children eat it without any complaints... ^^...


Ingredients
200 gr all purpose flour
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
200 gr sugar (I used 100 gr palm suiker/gula palem/gula semut)
240 ml pumpkin, steamed and mashed
120 ml olive oil (I used corn oil)
2 eggs, lightly beaten
60 ml water
1/2 tsp nutmeg (skipped)
1/2 tsp cinnamon (skipped)
1/2 tsp allspice (skipped)
1/2 cup (120 ml) chopped walnut (skipped)
I added 1/2 tsp vanilla
I added 2 tbs ground flaxseed


Methods
  • Preheat oven 180C. Sift flour, salt, soda. Add sugar and flaxseed. Stir to combine.
  • Mix together pumpkin, oil, eggs, water and spices (if using). Then, combine with dry ingredients, but do not overmix. Stir in the nut (if using).
  • Pour into well-buttered loaf pan. Bake until done.
Source: http://simplyrecipes.com/recipes/pumpkin_bread/