Share Your Season:Homemade For The Holidays


Share Your Season with the Nevada County Bakers

With the holidays approaching fast, it’s time for another Bake Sale  for our team of bakers. We are testing some favorite holiday recipes and planning what to bake and putting together some favorite holiday gifts sets. Our next bake sale is planned for Saturday, December 12, 2009. (Further details to follow in future posts.)

For families facing hunger, the holidays can be one of the hardest times of the year. This holiday season you can Share Your Season and help end childhood hunger in America and in your community.

Homemade For The Holidays

The crispness of the Fall air and the beautiful colors of the leaves remind me of the holidays and making fresh baked goods. As we move into November, there are a number of pumpkin recipes that come to mind. I am happy to be baking one of my all time favorite pumpkin recipes for this holiday bake sale. It’s moist and full of flavor.


Pumpkin Bread


2 cups fresh pumpkin puree

4 eggs

1 cup vegetable oil

2/3 cup water

3 cups sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla

3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

2 teaspoons baking soda

1 1/2 teaspoons salt

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1 teaspoon ground nutmeg

1/2 teaspoon ground cloves

1/4 teaspoon ground ginger

1/4 teaspoon pumpkin spice

1/2 cup chopped pecans (optional)

1/4 cup cranberries (optional)


1.Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour two inch loaf pans. (Or use mini loaf pans)

2.In a large bowl, mix together pumpkin puree, eggs, oil, water, sugar and vanilla until well blended. In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, ginger and pumpkin spice. Stir the dry ingredients into the pumpkin mixture until just blended. Pecans may be added at this point. Pour into the prepared pans.

3.Bake for about 50 minutes in the preheated oven. Loaves are done when toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.

Help us Share The Season and hold a Community Bake Sale in your community.


If your interested in becoming a part of our team, donating on behalf of our team or would like futher information on how you can participate, please contact Nevada County Bakers


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