The Secret Recipe Club is a fun group of bloggers who are assigned a blog. We stalk the assigned blog for a few weeks and then choose something wonderful to bake from their blog. Reveal day is exciting; it is fun to see what the other 150 bloggers made. It is always fun to see what the blogger that received your blog made. And why, out of 250 recipes would they choose the recipe they did!
So today is reveal day for group C, Angela is our awesome leader. She kindly and quickly answers all my questions that I'm sure I asked last month. Thanks Angela. I was lucky enough to spend time reading and rereading Julia's blog, Fat Girl Trapped in a Skinny Body. I really wanted to make all 30+ recipes in the Fall Favorites category. Julia loves salads and there were some yummy looking creations there. Oh, the cakes, I wish I had an event to bake for but hubby and I would have way too much temptation laying around!
Since it is fall and I have yet to make pumpkin bread I was drawn to Julia's recipe for Brown Butter Pumpkin Bread. I do love the smell of brown butter. Does it come in a perfume?
This recipe did not disappoint, it was moist and full of warm fall spices. It is a 5 star recipe for sure.
I baked 3 small loaves, one plain, one topped with pecans and one topped with a streusel. All delicious.
Thanks Julia, this is my new favorite pumpkin bread and it doesn't even need chocolate. That's impressive.
Brown Butter Pumpkin Bread
1 stick butter--4 ounces, melt in saucepan over high heat, lower heat and 'swirl' butter a bit, cook till it turns brown, watch closely as it goes from brown to black in an instant, allow to cool slightly
2 cups flour (recipe called for 1 cup of white and 1cup of wheat, I used all white as I was too lazy to get my wheat grinder out)
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 teaspoons cinnamon
2 teaspoons ginger
1 teaspoon nutmeg
1 teaspoon cloves
1 teaspoon vanilla
15 ounce can pumpkin
Whisk together flour, sugar and seasonings. Whisk eggs, vanilla, pumpkin and brown butter. Gently mix together liquid and dry ingredients. Pour in greased loaf pans, I used 3 small pans. Bake at 350 for about 40 minutes. Bread is done when a thin knife inserted in center of loaf comes out clean. Cool in pans for 15 minutes and remove to a cooling rack.