Monday, October 12, 2009

You Say You Don't Like Pumpkin?

A to Z Bread
Debbie Nance :-)

3 cups flour (white or whole wheat)
1 teaspoon each: salt and baking soda
1 tablespoon cinnamon or allspice
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
3 eggs
1 cup oil
2 cups sugar (can use part brown sugar)
2 cups A to Z ingredients (see note)
1 tablespoon vanilla
1 cup chopped nuts

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Sift flour, salt,
soda, cinnamon, and baking powder; set aside.
Beat eggs in large bowl. Add oil and sugar;
cream well. Add A to Z ingredients and vanilla;
mix well. Add dry ingredients; mix well.
Add nuts. Spoon into 2 well-greased 9 by 5 by 3
inch loaf pans. Bake 1 hour or until bread
tests done. Makes 2 large loaves; freezes well.

Note: A to Z ingredients include, but need
not be limited to, the following: apples (grated),
applesauce, apricots (chopped), bananas (mashed),
carrots (grated), cherries (pitted and chopped),
coconut (grated), dates (finely chopped),
eggplant (ground), figs (finely chopped), grapes
(seedless), honey (omit sugar), lemons (use only
1/2 cup juice) marmalade or jam (omit 1 cup of
sugar), mincemeat, oranges (chopped), peaches
(fresh or canned, chopped), peppermint candy
(use only 1/2 cup, chopped), pears (chopped),
pineapple (crushed, drained), prunes (chopped,
use only 1 cup), pumpkin (canned), raisins,
raspberries, rhubarb (finely chopped), strawberries
(fresh or frozen, drained), sweet potato (grated),
tapioca (cooked), tomatoes (reduce sugar to 1/2
cup), yams (cooked and mashed), yogurt (plain
or flavored), zucchini (ground or grated,

Challenge: Can anyone come up with an
ingredient for "i", "j", "k", "n",
"q", "u", "v", and "w"?

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  1. We all love the carbs I see! I am getting so many great bread recipes. Thanks!

  2. Oh...this sounds really good. Especially with cherries, strawberries, pineapple...oh man. The possibilites are endless!

    I'm so going to have fun trying some of these recipes!

  3. What about walnuts? Kiwis? Nectarines? Quinoa?

    That's all I can think of. lol

    This sounds like an everything and the kitchen sink kinda recipe. I love it! Will definitely be printing this one out.

  4. Sounds good...and challenging! :)

  5. I love the list of "A to Z ingredients". I've never seen these extras listed this way but it makes perfect sense, as so many of my recipes have suggestions to substitute for one or the other.

  6. It would be cool if we could come up with a fruit or veggie for each of the remaining letters. Thanks, Heather. That just leaves four letters: i, j, u, v. Must think on this.

  7. So, basically you can add whatever you want?

  8. Basically you can. I would think it would be best to pick something with texture and something with a not-too-powerful taste. I shall experiment on.

  9. Wow! You can have sweet or savory all from one recipe. That's awesome. To use up the j I would say jam or jelly and on m just say marmalade!

  10. Mmmm...just leaves u, v, and n then? Can I come up with something without pushing the category (like vine-ripe tomatoes?)


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