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Pumpkin Bread

Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup shortening
  • 2 2/3 cups sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 can 15 ounces pumpkin
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 3 1/3 cup flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon cloves
  • 2/3 cup coarsely chopped nuts optional
  • 2/3 cup raisins optional

Instructions

  1. Heat oven to 350ยบ.
  2. Grease 2--9" x 5" or 3--8" x 4" pans. (Or 4 mini-loaf pans--mine were 5.75" x 3")
  3. Cream shortening and sugar.
  4. Stir in eggs, pumpkin, and water.
  5. Blend in flour, soda, salt, baking powder, cinnamon, and cloves.
  6. Stir in nuts and raisins.
  7. Pour into pans.
  8. Bake about 70 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
  9. For my small pans, it was about 40 minutes until the toothpick could come out clean.