Friday, June 14, 2013

                                     Foodie's Who Love Murder Mystery Cooking

Do you know what the best thing in the world is-- being a Foodie.  I love food and I love trying new recipes.  Combine that with reading a good mystery and life is good.  Several wonderful authors who write murder mystery cozies(mysteries that are not hard core blood and guts) have included recipes in their story lines. The heroes and heroines work in the food industry i.e. bakers, chefs, food columnist, which allows the authors to put recipes in the story line. The recipes are really great and I have tried several.  Are first sojourn into mystery food is a recipe from Isis Crawford’s The Catered Wedding.  My youngest son just loves this recipe—Pumpkin Bread.  The whole family can get involved in making this recipe, it’s that easy.  This can be made for the holidays or when the mood strikes you.

                                               Holiday Pumpkin Bread


Sift Together:

3 1/2 flour
1 1/2 tsp. salt
2 tsp. baking soda

Add:

3 cups sugar
1/2 tsp. ginger
1 tbs. cinnamon
1 tbs. nutmeg

mix well

Blend:

1 cup canola oil
2/3 cup water
4 whole eggs
2 cups unseasoned pumpkin puree

optional:  nuts, raisins and cranberries

Add above to flour mixture

Pour in either three greased  8" by 4" loaf pans with greased wax paper on the bottom or two 9" by 5" loaf pans. 

Bake in 350 degree oven for 1 hour or until done. Cool . Wrap in foil. Let age overnight. Can age for 10 days. Freezes well.

Enjoy the bread, its fun making as well as eating.  Have any pets, you'll enjoy the next entry. Where you'll meet Frankie, the Siamese who thinks he's a dog.
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