Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Grandma's Famous Pumpkin Bread

My Grandma's perfect recipe for moist and delicious pumpkin bread!

So here is Yammie's grandma's famous pumpkin bread. You know it's going to be good, because it's based on her grandma's famous banana bread muffins.  It's so delicious that Yammie had wanted to freeze "the rest" soon after she made it when we realized "the rest" was just an end piece with a few crumbs.  But apparently the bread does freeze well if you have too much, says Yammie.  Anyway, this isn't Yammie writing this post.  I suppose you could tell, because Yammie usually doesn't speak in the third person.  But if you do go back and imagine her writing, it is kind of funny. 

I'm Yammie's husband, Samuel.  Yammie wasn't enthusiastic about making this post.  She doesn't like the pictures or something, so I decided I would do the post for her.  Not just because I love and want to encourage my talented wife, but also because I love and really must promote this amazing bread.  It's a different kind of love...

But as you can imagine from the pictures, every bite consists of a warm, soft, mouth-watering experience of dense sweetness.  But the taste is not all.  It sticks together well, but it doesn't stick on you.  I know this, because I've done the ultimate test of carrying pieces around in my backpack all day in a bread bag.  Every time I pulled a perfectly intact piece out of my backpack in the train station and took a bite, all the people gazed helplessly at the bread like dogs waiting for crumbs to drop to the ground.  Single tears sparkled in the distance when they realize there weren't any crumbs.

The smell is also amazing.  I told my friend next to me in class about the pumpkin bread my wife made, and as I pulled it out of my backpack to show him, immediately the room was filled with a warm aroma fit for the season as I heard noses sniffing and felt eyes glancing from all around the classroom to find this source of delight.  Anyway, I shared it with a few classmates, but I mostly just ate it myself unconsciously.  Turns out that the Germans were unfamiliar with pumpkin bread.  So German people especially, you gotta try this one: your compatriots were impressed.  They did associate it more with Christmas, though, which makes sense.  The spices make it comparable to Lebkuchen.  But really don't wait that long to try it!

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  1. Hands down the best pumpkin bread ever!!

  2. A very good recipe, I could not believe I made such a good loaf...

  3. I made one regular and one gluten free loaf (1-1 gf flour). Both were fabulous and easy! Very moist and dense. The spice flavor is excellent, hearty but sweet. Just perfect for fall and winter palates! A new family heritage recipe.

  4. Thank you for posting this recipe. This pumpkin bread is great! No need to change a thing.