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From, "California Sizzles...Easy and Distinctive Recipes for a Vibrant Lifestyle," published in cooperation with your Daily InBox Newsletter.

INGREDIENTS FOR PUMPKIN BREAD:

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup hot water
  • 3/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 2 cups canned pumpkin
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3-1/2 cups all purpose flour

INGREDIENTS FOR ORANGE BUTTER:

  • 1/2 pound butter, softened
  • 1/2 box powdered sugar
  • Grated rind of 2 oranges
  • 2 Tablespoons orange juice concentrate

TO PREPARE:

1.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Prepare Pumpkin Bread: Dissolve soda in hot water.
2.  Mix together oil, sugar and pumpkin and add to soda mixture.
3.  Add eggs, cinnamon, cloves, salt and flour and mix until moistened.
4.  Pour batter into 2 greased and floured loaf pans.  Bake for 1 hour.  Remove from loaf pans and cool on wire racks.
5.  Prepare Orange Butter:  Beat butter and sugar together.
6.  Add orange rind and juice concentrate and mix well.  Place into decorative crock and serve with Pumpkin Bread.

YIELDS:  
2 loaves

 
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