Monday, November 21, 2011

SRC Brown Butter Pumpkin Bread




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
2 eggs
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.





20 comments:

Jennifurla said...

Yes please, these little guys really came out looking gorgeous too.

BigBearswife said...

The Brown Butter Pumpkin Bread looks amazing!

Monica @ TheYummyLife said...

Yummmmmm. The pecan topped and struesel topped ones get my vote. Maybe a mixture of the 2 would be good? I may just have to try it that way. Perfect timing for the season, and great SRC pick.

Julia said...

I don't know what I love more, that you added 3 different toppings or that you baked mini loaves?!?! A girl after my own heart!!! Your mail man might want you to bake him a cake?? Just sayin ;) Any excuse for more cake, ya know!

Rebecca said...

So the one on the right just has pecans on it? It's beautiful!

Veronica said...

Oh, I love brown butter! I love pumpkin bread! I think I have to make this. It looks great. I really like the look of the pecan topping. It's so perfect!

Potter said...

Can you tell me about your finishing touches? How did you make your streusal (looks yummy) and when did you put the pecans on--before you baked it? If not, how did you go about adding them. Thanks! I want to make some today!

Nedra said...

So many fabulous pumpkin choices the last few days. YUM!

Chris said...

Wow...these Brown Butter Pumpkin Breads look perfectly irresistible! And, the toppings are the clencher. :) Great choice for SRC!

Chris said...

Wow...these Brown Butter Pumpkin Breads look perfectly irresistible! And, the toppings are the clencher. :) Great choice for SRC!

Lizzy said...

Baked goods with brown butter are always SO good! I never thought of using it in pumpkin bread...what a magnificent idea! Yours looks excellent~

Ann from Sumptuous Spoonfuls said...

What beautiful little breads! I love pumpkin bread ... but yes, I'm curious what did you put in the streusel topping?

Cara @ The Boys Made Me Do It said...

Oh my goodness! I've yet to make a pumpkin bread this fall but I am going to have to try this recipe!

Anne@frommysweetheart said...

What an absolutely gorgeous bread! Brown butter in anything makes it taste so much richer! Great choice and a beautiful job! : )

Eliotseats said...

How to make pumpkin bread more fantastic? Add brown butter, of course! Great SRC post!

Michele said...

I love pumpkin and although I'm not a baker I think i could make this!

marla said...

Brown butter should be in everything this cake looks delish. You chose a great recipe for the Secret Recipe club. Here is what I cooked up from group C: http://su.pr/1HICCz :)

E.K.R said...

That looks amazing! I fell in love with brown butter after one of our daring bakers challenges and now I can't get enough. Thanks for sharing such a delicious looking recipe. :)

Kimberly said...

Sounds delicious ... great pick for SRC!

Teri@thefreshmancook said...

Oh my goodness, they all sound heavenly!