Pumpkin Ale Bread

Cisco the Harwich Spirits Shoppe blogging cat here…

Well, this should be an easy post (famous last words…) The name of the game is to create a few respectable loaves of pumpkin ale bread. So far so good. First, we’ll be using the beer below… (We couldn’t wait to get our hands on a Sam Adams Harvest Pumpkin ale, so we went down a slightly different “road”.)

The original recipe itself is from The Detroit News


Samuel Adams Harvest Pumpkin Ale Bread

(Recipe created by Carlene O’Garro for Samuel Adams Brewing.)
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup pumpkin ale purée (directions below)
  • 1 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice
  • Powdered sugar (for dusting)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine the sugar and oil in a mixing bowl using a boat motor or mixer and slowly add the eggs.

Stop mixing and add the pumpkin ale purée (directions below).

Turn the mixer to low and work for 5 minutes. Combine all the dry ingredients in a separate bowl. (A helper comes in handy here.)

Add the dry ingredients and mix until all the ingredients are mixed together.

Pour the mixture into a greased 9-by-5-inch loaf pan, leaving room for rise.

Bake for 60 minutes. Gently check bread by sticking the center with a toothpick (when the probe comes out clean, remove from the oven).

Let bread cool, and dust with powdered sugar.

Pumpkin Ale Puree

  • 1 (15-ounce) can pumpkin puree
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 bottle Samuel Adams Harvest Pumpkin Ale
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice

Combine all ingredients and stir slowly. Refrigerate until ready to use.

Two cats cooking and blogging by the racks…

P.S. We’ll drop off a loaf at the store so you can try it out on Monday…

P.P.S. Rumor has it that we’re moving in on a winner for our word search contest… He who hesitates…

Wine Glossaries


* Nat Decants: A thorough glossary from Natalie MacLean, noted wine writer, speaker, and judge.
* eRobertParker.com: “The Independent Consumer’s Guide to Fine Wines”
* GLOSSARY of Wine-Tasting Terminology (Version 1.4 – Jan. 1995): A thorough collection of definitions from Anthony Hawkins.

Beer Glossaries

* ratebeer: Now that’s a straightforward name!
* beer-pages: Roger Protz and Tom Cannavan say that “it’s all about beer”.
* alphaDictionary.com: A fine collection of Beer dictionaries.


2 Responses to Pumpkin Ale Bread

  1. Glenn Hallett says:

    Pumpkin picking today–when you make a batch of this Bruce–invite me over to consume mass quantities! : ))

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