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”.)
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…
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