Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Chef Chuck's Sweet Pumpkin Bread

Pane di Zucca

An old recipe, this pumpkin bread is always good this time of year. All the scents of the season, this sweet bread makes a wonderful gift to share with your family or friends. This recipe makes three small loaves and freezes well.

Sweet Pumpkin Bread 
3 1/2 cups flour
3 cups sugar
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 1/2 teaspoons salt

4 eggs, beaten
1 cup olive oil

2/3 cup water
2 cups pumpkin
1 cup raisins
chopped walnuts, optional

In a mixer combine all dry ingredients, add eggs, olive oil, water, pumpkin, and raisins. Beat till combined. Prepare 3 loaf pans with spray or butter and lightly flour, fill 3/4 full, top with chopped nuts. Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour or until toothpick comes out clean. Makes 3 loaves.


  1. A real treat of one fine pumpkin bread! Thanks!!
    I so love it, Chuck!

  2. Hi Sophie!! That makes me happy, you loving it!!
    Thank You :)

  3. I love Pumpkin Bread too... even though I hate to admit it, Starbucks has a good one. Yours is probably better though Chuck... but if you can sell it for $2.00 a slice like them, your in business!!

  4. Hey Joe, I haven't tried Starbucks, That is a sweet profit they are pulling in! Take Care, thank you :)