Friday, December 08, 2006

Chai Pumpkin Bread

There's nothing more comforting than richly-spiced bread, warm from the oven, and spread with melting butter. This is a perfect wintertime bread, and if you love chai tea, you'll love this.

Perfect for those afternoon cups of coffee or tea, or great to make in mini loaves and give as gifts.

Chai Spiced Pumpkin Bread

Chai Pumpkin Bread
1/2 c sugar
1/2 c butter, at room temperature
1 c canned pumpkin
2 large eggs
2 chai tea bags, steeped in 1/2 c boiling water
1 tsp vanilla
1 1/3 c all-purpose flour
2/3 c whole-wheet flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 1/2 tsp salt
2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp each cardamom, ginger, and black pepper
1/4 tsp each cloves, nutmeg, and allspice

Preheat oven to 350. In a large bowl, use a mixer to beat together sugar and butter until light and fluffy. Add pumpkin, eggs, chai tea liquid, and vanilla and stir until well combined. Add flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and spices and stir just until evenly moistened. Pour into prepared 8" loaf pan. Bake 45-55 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Cool at least 20 minutes before serving.


Catherine said...

Hmmm...I can just imagine how wonderful this tastes! Awesome!

kickpleat said...

holy moly, this looks good!

Special Sauce said...

And even after forgetting to add the vanilla (even though it was sitting right next to the bowl, duhhhh) my mini loaves tasted fabulous. 2 are in my freezer awaiting a holiday wingding, and the other was promptly consumed. YUM!

emily said...

is the amount of salt a typo? a tablespoon of salt for a double-batch? My batter tastes salty.

TNL said... creative using Chai and all the masalas that go in it! The aroma of this baking must have been so earthy...!


Valerie Harrison (bellini) said...

Chai is the new pumpkin spice! I love all things Chai!!