Friday, October 5, 2007

Pumpkin Bread and *VEGAN* Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

Oh hells yes. Inspired by Celine at Have Cake, Will Travel, I made her wonderful Pumpkin Bread and having 1 cup of pumpkin left over, decided to make some cookies. I used this recipe and substituted the egg with 1/4 cup applesauce (BTW, I used pumpkin puree from a can and I did not add the extra 2 tbsp. water) oh my goodness, these are so damn good. Soft, cakey, slightly spicy and chocolatey, if I make them again I may use whole wheat flour instead of the all purpose. I made sandwiches out of some of the bread and WOW!!!!! I made a kicked up BLT, that is Fakin' Bacon cooked in some EVOO, mayo, fresh Hanover tomato slices, perfectly ripe avocado slices, romaine lettuce. Wow, this is one of the best sammiches I have ever had!!!! Thanks so much for posting this bread Celine, the bread went AWESOMELY PERFECT with the sammich. I also wanted to add that I made this in a convential oven, cooked at 350 degrees F for about 25 minutes and I made it with 1 pkg. yeast as Celine said, kneaded it for about 5 minutes, then let it rise 1 hour, then punch dough down, knead and place in a greased bread pan, cover with a tea towel. Let rise for another hour and place in a pre-heated oven and cook until it sounds hollow when tapped and golden. Turn out onto cooling rack, let cool before cutting.

Here is a bonus photo of my kitty! I am glad I finally got a decent picture of him, it is hard to take a good photo of him. His name is Durn and he looks a little upset, laying in the clothes basket with his ears back.


Celine said...

Durn, the bread, AND the cookies all made me go "awwwwwwwwwwwww!".
great work, Shannon. :D

Shannon said...

Thanks so much Celine! You have inspired me to make bread instead of buying it from the store with your wonderful recipes!