‘Two cups packed pumpkin…’
One book, compiled by the Columbus Ladies Aide and Community Church of Columbus Center, NY, features a dessert called “The next best thing to Robert Redford”—a refrigerated confection of pudding, cream cheese and chocolate chips.
One of these days, I will try Marie Zalesky’s (our 106-year-old Callicoon neighbor) red beet cake recipe from the book complied in 2003 by Holy Cross Church in Callicoon.
Maybe I’ll bake a new coffee cake—nothing with pumpkin though. As for me, as Thanksgiving approaches, I am sick of pumpkin.
1-1/2 c. flour
2 tsp. baking soda
1-1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. ginger
3 c. sugar
1c. vegetable oil
4 whole eggs
2/3 c. water
2 c. canned or fresh pumpkin
1 c. chopped walnuts (optional)
Mix all ingredients together and pour into 3 ungreased loaf pans.
Bake for 1 hour at 350 degrees.