Wednesday, October 19, 2011

my mom's pumpkin chocolate chip bread recipe

1 1/3 cups sugar
1/3 cup shortening
2 eggs, well beaten
1 cup pumpkin
1 3/4 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon cloves
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup water
2 cups chocolate chips
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/3 cup chopped pecans

Cream sugar and shortening until fluffy.  Add vanilla, eggs and pumpkin. Sift dry ingredients together and add to the mixture.  Stir in chocolate chips and nuts.  Pour into greased and lightly floured 9x5x3" loaf pan.  Bake at 350* for about 75 minutes.  Makes one large loaf.

NOTE:  I'd check the bread after baking for about 1 hour--my mom's notes are sort of unclear on the baking time.