Aaaand, I’m back [again].
Bring on the pumpkin.
I know, I know.
The blog world has been inundated with pumpkin recipes as of late.
…but I’m still adding one more to it. 🙂
Tis the season, right?
This past weekend was probably the perfect example of New England in the fall.
It was cool – but not cold. Most of the leaves had turned their autumn shades of gold, red and yellow – and there was a persistant breeze that swirled the fallen leaves all over the yard.
Oh, and it brought down a tree at 11:45 at night…fun.
Needless to say, I was inspired to break out the mix(er) and make something pumpkin-y.
In came a lovely little mix that has been residing in my pantry for far too long:
Now – I know I’ve discussed this in the past…I love from-scratch baking…but I have absolutely nothing against a good mix. People don’t necessarily enjoy something more just because you slaved over a million and one ingredients, and spent an entire day in the kitchen (no matter how much you enjoy it).
Plus, like I was saying to Meg from A Dash of Meg on Twitter…a mix just shortens the time between whipping it together and being able to shove it into my face. 🙂
Pumpkin puree and eggs were added to the mix – and I added walnuts and dark chocolate chips. Dark Chocolate & Pumpkin are inseparable in my kitchen.
While this mix is actually a cake mix – I baked it like I would a banana bread…and it came out deeelicious. The ends were chewy and the bread itself was really moist and studded with all of those walnuts and chocolate chips.
Dessert bread perfection.
- What are some of your favorite fake-outs and mixes??