Friday, January 28, 2011

Recipe: Pumpkin chocolate chip loaf


2 eggs
1/3 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1 cup pumpkin purée
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp grated orange rind
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp salt
1 pinch ground cloves (ewww haha)
6 oz semisweet chocolate chips


1) In large bowl, beat butter with sugar until fluffy, beat in eggs one at a time.  Stir in pumpkin and orange rind.

2) In separate bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, salt, & cloves.  Stir into pumpkin mixture, alternately with 1/4 cup water, making 3 additions of dry ingredients and two of water.  Fold in chocolate.

3) Spread in parchment paper-lined or greased 8x4inch (1.5L) laof pan.  Bake in centre of 350 F oven for about one hour or until cake tester inserted in centre comes out clean.  Let cool in pan on rack for 10 minutes.  Turn out onto rack, let cool completely.