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Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Pumpkin and Honey Bread For Blogging Marathon

Srivalli of Spice your Life announced another blogging marathon. This is for 7 days and it is theme based. Participants were given a list of themes to choose from. I chose From Other Blogs theme. I will be blogging under this category for the next 7 days. For the past 9months, I have bookmarked lot of recipes from fellow bloggers. But I never got chance to try them out. This event will surely help me with that. As I am interested in eggless baking, I have decided to post baked goodies bookmarked from other blogs. For the first day I prepared a wonderful soft and moist bread. This is the eggless version of the original recipe. I made little changes but the overall effect was great. This can be called as a cake rather than bread. I halved the original recipe to get a smaller bread. Here I am giving you the recipe I followed. 
I am sending this to Best Western Desserts at Now Serving by Priya.

Recipe adapted from: Diana's Desserts
Baking Soda-1/2tsp
Pumpkin Puree-1/2cup
Vanilla extract-1/2tsp
Pumpkin Seeds-1/8cup

1. Mix flour, baking soda, salt, powdered cinnamon and powdered mace together.
2. Grind tofu and 1/8cup milk to a fine paste.
3. Beat butter till fluffy. Add honey and pumpkin puree and beat well.
4. Add 1/4cup milk and vanilla to the butter mixture. Mix well.
5. Now add the flour mixture and mix to for a very sticky dough.
6. Roast the pumpkin seeds until they start popping. Allow it to cool on a plate.
7. Mix half the seeds into the bread dough.
8. Grease a bread tin with butter. Place the prepared dough in the pan.
9. Sprinkle the remaining seeds on top and press the seeds so that they stick to the dough.
10. Preheat oven to 180C.
11. Cover the tin with aluminium foil and bake for 75 minutes.
12. Start checking at 1 hour. Insert a tooth pick and if it comes out clean, then remove from oven and let the bread cool in the tin for 10 minutes.
13. Then invert it on to a wire rack and let it cool completely.
14. Enjoy with a cup of coffee.

P.S: The covering of the tin with foil is to prevent burning the top of the bread. As the baking time is more than an hour, the bread tends to blacken on top. Actually, I didn't cover the bread. At 20minutes, the top started turning dark brown in colour. I remembered this tip which I have read in many blogs. So I covered the bread, and after 75 minutes, when the bread was done, the top had a lovely brown color.

See the color of the base. It was so yummy

The crust also had this beautiful color and texture

This time the marathon group has 28 members. Check out many more interesting recipes from 
my fellow bloggers.


  1. ooooh!!!!!!!!looks super moist. I wish i was there to have some right now:-)

  2. loved the fact that it is sugar-free!! looks great too..

  3. super moist cake and lovely pics......very apt for a cup of coffee

  4. சூப்பர்ராக இருக்கு காயத்ரி

  5. Superb and wonderful. Pack it to me please

  6. Awesome Gayathiri....keep rocking..

  7. Delicious Bread Gayathri!!!!! your Baking Recipes are great girl!!! i have bookmarked some of them!!!! will try and let u know!!!!

  8. Lovely theme and this looks superb..

  9. Eggless!!I am sure to try it out.Looks delish!

  10. Yummy and tasty..mouth watering too.

  11. How wonderful!..it's great to know your theme too..bread looks fabulous..

  12. Bread looks delicious,super moist and yumm!

  13. Happy marathon:-) Great start by the way:-)

  14. delicious looking bread looks so soft and moist egg lesss... will try this..

  15. Gayathri, This looks delish! you should link it to my event http://priyasnowserving.blogspot.com/2011/01/guest-event-coming-to-now-serving.html

  16. Hi Gayatri
    An award awaits you @ http://chettinadthruminu.blogspot.com/2011/02/awards.html

  17. the bread looks amazing...love the flavors!..

  18. looks super moist ...Already following u..
    check out my space when u find time..

  19. nice moist bread! lovely recipe!

  20. ரொம்ப நல்லா இருக்கு
    நீங்க எதாவது baking course படிச்சீங்களா?

  21. Moist and delicious,looks awesome,perfect!

  22. Pumpkin honey bread looks delicious and perfect.

  23. Those pumpkin seeds on the top look awesome.

  24. The bread looks delicious. Great to get to know you too!

  25. Pumpkin with honey bread that too eggless version sounds interesting & appearing super spongy... Love it Gayatri

  26. The bread looks so tempting...
    Pumpkin and honey...very unique combination....
    Gr8 start to the marathon...
    Now following ur blog
    Best Wishes

  27. ooh ! super yummy ! bookmarking this .. you seem to have a whole colleciton of pumpkin based recipes :) love the addition of mace and honey too !


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