Oh Fall. You know I love you.
I wait all stinking Summer long for your crisp refreshing days. I wait for the chance to don a cardigan and pair of knee-high boots. I wait for apple cider. I wait for leaves to change. I wait for soup. I wait to throw open all the windows.
Finally my wait is pretty much over.
I know the calendar in all of its stinginess won't allow me to say it is Fall...
..but shhhh don't tell...
'Cause it feels like Fall, so I am saying it is Fall.
Watch out! I like to live on the edge.
So with my arms stretched out wide to welcome my dear old friend Fall, I must bake something for her (I debated and debated whether fall was a he or a she...since she is my dear old friend I figured she must be a girl).
I chose this.
Oh my word.
Fall you lucky, lucky gal. Just for you, a glaze drizzled loaf of chocolate chip pumpkin bread.
So. Delightfully. Good.
This recipe is legendary in Hubby's family. It comes by way of my SIL's family. This recipe as been tweaked and altered and perfected by her family until it became the loaf of pumpkin bread everyone wanted. A loaf of this bread could be used for currency if gold ever ceased to exist.
Yes it is that fantastic.
So are you in the process of welcoming Fall too?
I am sure she would like another loaf of this bread, or two, or 20, or 200...
So all of you, go ahead make
She will love you for it.
Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread
3 1/2 cups flour
3 cups sugar
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
3 teaspoons cinnamon
1 1/2 teaspoons nutmeg
1 cup oil
3/4 cup water
2 cups canned pumpkin puree (plain, not pumpkin pie puree)
1 cup chocolate chips
Preheat Oven to 350.
Grease and flour a large loaf pan (or a few smaller loaf pans). Mix dry ingredients together in a bowl. Set aside. Mix wet ingredients in a bowl. Add dry ingredients until well combined. Add chocolate chips.
Fill greased pans about 3/4 full.
Bake large loafs for 1 hour. Bake smaller pans for 35 minutes.
Mix glaze ingredients to desired consistency. Basically start with a larger amount of sugar and add small amounts of milk and lemon juice to thin it out.
Remove loaf from oven. Let cool 5-10 minutes. Remove carefully from pan onto a cookie rack. Drizzle with glaze.
Slice it up.
Invite Fall in.
Have her take a seat.
Enjoy some pumpkin delightfulness.
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