Goodbye to Gourmet…

October 8th, 2009

As busy as I am with school and life, all I want to do is cook and bake. Perhaps it is a way of procrastinating. Or maybe I’m getting sick of my diet of grilled cheese and tomato soup… but I really want some pumpkin bread…

Gourmet just published its final magazine…the blogging community has come out to express its displeasure… I had not seen a Gourmet in awhile until I picked one up the other day at the Dr. Office and was pleasantly surprised with the beautiful food photography… I’m sending this over to Julie at A Mingling of Taste for her event, Let’s Celebrate Gourmet!.  It is pretty good… I made the Pumpkin Cranberry bread… next time, I would add more pumpkin… needed more flavor…

Pumpkin Raisin Bread
(from Gourmet)

* 1 cup canned solid-pack pumpkin
* 1 cup sugar
* 1/4 cup water
* 2 large eggs
* 1/4 cup vegetable oil
* 2 cups all-purpose flour
* 2 teaspoons baking powder
* 1/2 teaspoon salt
* 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
* 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
* 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
* 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
* 1 cup raisins

Preheat oven to 350° F. and butter a loaf pan, 8 1/2 by 4 1/2 by 2 3/4 inches.

In a large bowl with mix together pumpkin, sugar, water, eggs, and oil. Sift (or if you are Ginny- just dump it in) in flour, baking powder, salt, baking soda, and spices and stir just until batter is smooth. Stir in raisins and spoon batter into loaf pan, spreading evenly.

Bake bread in middle of oven 1 hour and 15 minutes, or until a tester comes out clean, and cool in pan on a rack 10 minutes. Turn bread out onto rack and cool completely.

5 Responses to “Goodbye to Gourmet…”

  1. VeggieGirl on October 8, 2009 7:08 pm

    Awesome entry for the blogging event. I’m so devastated about Gourmet :(

  2. Emily on October 8, 2009 9:46 pm

    I love the raisins in this bread! They offer a little sweetness without making the bread too sweet. The bread was very moist and very yummy – my bf and I gobbled it up in no time at all. I think it tasted extra special because it was made with a lot of heart. Thanks Ginny!

  3. noble pig on October 9, 2009 9:59 am

    I know, I’m so bummed.

  4. Julie on October 9, 2009 10:22 am

    Yum. You know what I might do for more flavor since canned pumpkin is so mild: add a lot more spice and maybe some finely chopped candied ginger…just an idea! Oooh, and toasted nuts! Thanks for getting your post up so early!!!

  5. Manggy on October 13, 2009 2:01 am

    Grilled cheese and tomato soup? You are busy!! Maybe I should be cooking in your tiny apartment… Ha ha ha! :) Sad to hear about Gourmet… But at least their recipes will live on :(

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