Thursday, October 15, 2020

Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bundt - #BundtBakers

A couple months ago, I lamented that we were finally getting some rain (goodbye, drought!) but unfortunately, I did not have any pumpkin seeds to plant. I finally got some seeds and stuffed them in random places all over the backyard. I spotted two plants today. The rains seem to have stopped but hopefully, my little pumpkin plants can flourish. I'm going to toss the seeds from the pumpkin I used for this month's bundt down there too. The more the merrier. I envision a backyard filled with more pumpkin than I could ever eat. That actually happened early last year. I made so many pumpkin breads for a church sale, gave away some, and steamed lots of pumpkin for dinner. I am suddenly craving a pumpkin and coconut cream pasta from Usain Bolt's Tracks & Records. C'mon pumpkin! Grow!

I used fresh pumpkin puree in this Bundt but feel free to use the canned stuff. I don't get the canned stuff here so I either roast the pumpkin or stick it in the slow cooker (no water!). I find that it is best to cook twice the weight that I need for a recipe. This helps to account for the water lost during the cooking process. 

There is pumpkin galore from the Bundt Bakers today. Scroll down to see them all. Thanks for hosting, Stacy!

Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bundt 

2 3/4 cups flour 
2 teaspoons baking soda
2 teaspoons cinnamon
2 teaspoons ginger 
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup chocolate chips
4 eggs
1 cup oil
1 1/2 cup brown sugar 
2 cups (15 oz) pumpkin puree
1 teaspoon vanilla 


Preheat oven to 350 F. Thoroughly grease and flour and Bundt pan. 
Whisk flour, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and salt. Toss in the chocolate chips and stir. 
In a separate bowl, whisk the 4 eggs, then add the remaining ingredients. Beat thoroughly. 
Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients. Stir until incorporated. The batter is thick!! Don't overmix. 

Pour the batter into the prepared Bundt pan.  Bake 55-60 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the centre of the cake comes out clean. 

Cool completely before removing from the pan. Glaze the cooled cake, if desired. 


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Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Anadama Bread - #BreadBakers

This uniquely named bread has its roots in New England. The name could be from a disgruntled husband who was upset about only having cornmeal and molasses for lunch and shouted "Ana, damn her!" as he whipped up his own concoction or from an inscription on a tombstone or most likely neither. The loaf has white flour, whole wheat flour, cornmeal and molasses. Some also add rye as I did. I only get a really dark molasses in my supermarket. It isn't labeled Blackstrap but I guess that is what it is. It does lead to a very molasses-forward loaf. If you don't want a strong molasses flavour, opt for a lighter molasses. I need to get my hands on some lighter molasses because this one will definitely be too intense cookies.

Please scroll down to see all the brown breads that the Bread Bakers have for you this month! Thanks for hosting this month's Bread Bakers, Wendy

Andama Bread


113g cornmeal
1 1/4 teaspoons salt
3 tablespoons  oil
1/4 cup molasses
1 cup boiling water
240g all purpose flour
57g  whole wheat flour
53g rye flour
28g nonfat dry milk
2 1/2 teaspoons instant yeast


Mix cornmeal and salt in a bowl. Add oil, molasses and boiling water. Stir until smooth and then let cool for 15 minutes. 
Add the remaining ingredients. Mix until it just comes together and then let rest for 20 minutes. 
Knead until smooth. It should be a little sticky. If it seems a bit dry, add a little water at a time. 
Allow to rise until doubled. You can also refrigerate overnight. 
After the dough has doubled, shape as desired - a boule or form a log and place in a greased loaf pan. 
Cover and let it proof until doubled once more - about 90 minutes depending on the temperature of your room. 
Near the end of rising time, preheat oven to 350 F. 
Bake 40-45 mins or until the centre registers 190F. 
Cool and devour. 

Slightly adapted from King Arthur Baking Company
#BreadBakers is a group of bread loving bakers who get together once a month to bake bread with a common ingredient or theme. Follow our Pinterest board right here. Links are also updated each month on this home page.

We take turns hosting each month and choosing the theme/ingredient.

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