Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Lissy's Pumpkin Choc Chip Loaf

This recipe is from my dear friend, Elisabeth Bell, who moved to USA many years ago. I miss her! So glad we have Facebook to keep in touch and see photos of her beautiful children. 

Elisabeth is a very talented illustrator. Have a look at her beautiful artwork Elisabeth Bell Designs

Little Josephine Picking Strawberries


Both illustrations are from the Simpler Times collection. Such sweet illustrations!

You're welcome to download Elisabeth's Creative eBook. It is free, and comes with some lovely colouring pages, and a simple drawing tutorial which teaches how to draw a cute puppy
The Creative eBook also comes with free creative newsletters, filled with more freebies and bonuses that you and your kids can enjoy. Please feel free to share the link with your family and friends too so they can grab these free offers and enjoy them for themselves
It's Elisabeth's way to give back to the world, and to help bless and further each person's personal creative genius
Here's the link below to grab the Creative eBook:

Getting back to the recipe. I love pumpkin! I haven't made this recipe for a long time. Last Friday was a cold Winter's day, perfect for warming up the kitchen. Our home smelt delicious filled with the aroma of cloves and cinnamon

Lissy's Pumpkin Choc Chip Loaf 

Makes 2 cakes

3 cups SR flour
1 cup sugar (recipe said 3 cups, I used less sugar)
2 tsp bi-carb soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
2 tsp ground cloves
2 tsp ground cinnamon
1 cup oil or butter
4 eggs
2/3 cup water
2 cups pumpkin, mashed
340g or 2 cups choc chips

Preheat oven to 180 oC. Line cake tins with baking paper. Boil pumpkin, mash and cool a little before adding to the cake mixture 

Mix together all ingredients, except pumpkin and choc chips. Blend well 

Add pumpkin. Fold in choc chips 

Pour cake mixture into 2 loaf/ bread tins 

Bake for approx 1 hour

Remove from oven. Cool slightly. Cut into, and EAT!

So yummy! You won't be disappointed. When we came home from school the kids smelt the aroma and asked what I had baked

As the recipe makes 2 loaves, I sliced up one loaf and stored in the freezer for the kids lunch boxes. Guess what they're having at school today? 

Have you baked anything delicious lately? 

Have a beautiful day, Julia xx