Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Loaf

Ah, the continuing saga of my wonky appetite! Why I wanted this flavour combination of all things right now is beyond me, but want it I did. I knew I wanted something with chocolate in it, but not too much chocolate. And I was craving pumpkin...Yes, I am aware it isn't pumpkin season, but luckily I had some in the freezer. I loved the Pumpkin, Chocolate Chip, & Cranberry Cookies I made previously, but wasn't in the mood to make cookies. I could have sworn that in one of my recent food magazines I'd seen a recipe for chocolate chop loaf, but I searched and searched & couldn't find it. So, I resorted to Google and found this recipe from an old issue of Gourmet. It looked perfect for what I was desiring.

And it turned out excellently! My oven was a bit off, so the crust got a little dark & chewy in places, but this loaf/cake had a lovely texture and the subtle spicing was very nice. I didn't use pumpkin pie spice because I don't have any, so I used my own combination of cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, ginger, and all spice. Worked great. My house filled up with the most amazing smell as it baked...

I can't wait for pumpkin season!

12 comments:

Coleen's Recipes said...

What a unique flavor combination, I would have never thought of it. Your quick bread looks very moist!!

girlichef said...

Yum! Another fall-ish recipe...I can feel it :D

Captain Karen said...

I can just imagine the smell coming from your kitchen! I can't wait for pumpkin season either. Looks delicious

Palidor said...

That is a very interesting combination. I don't think I've ever eaten pumpkin before, but it looks delicious.

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

So tempting! A terrific combo!

Cheers,

Rosa

Cinnamon Girl aka Reeni♥ said...

How moist and yummy! I've never had pumpkin and chocolate together. I am so ready for fall and pumpkins!

Pierce said...

It's not pumpkin season here either but the market will be littered with them for Halloween soon. That's an intriging combo and I think the smell of it cooking would be great.

Elra said...

Oh my this sounds wonderful, beautiful loaf!

Helene said...

What a great combo. I would love it.

Alyse said...

Looks awesome!

Cathy said...

Pumpkin season is my favourite! Pumpkin spice lattes, pumpkin muffins.....yum!

adventureswiththewoods said...

Holy crap! I'm gonna have to make this! Pumpkin bread is my absolute favorite. I'm so excited pumpkin season is around the corner as well. My fave time of the year!

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