Preparation / Directions:
This recipe uses self-rising flour. If substituting all-purpose flour,
add 1 1/2 tsp. of baking powder and 1/2 tsp. salt for each cup of flour
used. If you are using a National or Panasonic machine, all ingredients
are mixed together prior to placing in the pan for baking. Any
ingredients listed following asterisks are to be mixed in last and only
until blended. As you must tell the machine how long to bake the quick
breads/cakes, the times are given in each recipe.....
If using the Zojirushi, place the ingredients in the machine in the
order given. Any ingredients listed following asterisks are to be added
at the "Beep". As the machine is preprogrammed to turn off when the
cakes/quick breads are completely baked, you may ignore the baking
BAKE for 40 minutes.....
To prepare fresh pumpkin puree, simply cut pumpkin in half, removing
stem, pulp and seeds. Cut pumpkin in to four to five inch squares and
place in boiling waater until soft and fork pierces easily. Drain off
water and puree pumpkin in food processor or blender.
Pumpkin is easily placed in ziploc bags, premeasured into one or two
cups, and keep frozen until required for baking....
Another way to
make pumpkin puree is to take the pumpkin and cut it in half, remove
stem, pulp and seeds also. Then place it in the microwave and cook on
high for 10 minutes. Take it out with oven mits - as it will be very
Scrape out the soft flesh. If it is still to hard, place back in
microwave for another 5 to 10 minutes.
Keep this up until all of the flesh has been scraped out. Place the
flesh in a blender and puree. Will not heat up the house as bad this