My mother insisted that I post this holiday standard at our house. It was handed over to her as part of a church social, where she was instructed to take the recipe and bake up enough bread to feed a gaggle of folks. She passed it out to all her friends and it is now a go-to recipe for holiday get-togethers in the greater Houston metro area!
It is truly delicious and (almost) idiot-proof, so long as you don't substitute peanut oil for the veggie oil (as I did this last time)--in which case it will still taste delicious but will resemble peanut butter cookies in flavor and not pumpkins. This recipe makes three loaves. One to eat immediately, one to take to that upcoming potluck, and one to freeze (if it makes it to the freezer without being eaten by another family member!) Enjoy!
I am a mama, Certified Professional Midwife, dancer/choreographer, gardener, photographer-in-progress, collector, yogi, and lover of the quirky/wild/wierd/wonderful. Myself, two daughters, one dog, two rats, two hamsters, and an ever-changing number of fish reside in an old farmhouse on two limestone-ridden acres in the Hill Country of Central Texas.
My irrational obsessions include: bright blue borage flowers, embroidered pillows, tunics, vintage tablecloths, shoe lasts, rusted iron, my daughter's smile, and the sunshine on my face.