Thursday, October 7, 2010

Persimmon Bread

We have a persimmon tree in our back yard and this was the first year I actually harvested some. It was actually more of an experiment, but I enjoyed picking, hulling, pureeing, and baking with them. Below is the recipe I tried.
*Persimmon Bread*

2 tsp baking soda
3 cups white sugar
1 cup oil
4 eggs
2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
1 1/2 tsp salt
2/3 cup water
3 cups white whole wheat flour
1 cup chopped walnuts ( optional )

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F ( 175 degrees C ). Grease three 6x3 inch loaf pans. In small bowl, stir together the persimmon pulp and baking soda. Let stand 5 minutes to thicken the pulp. In a medium bowl, combine sugar, oil, eggs, spices, and salt. Blend until smooth. Mix in persimmon pulp and water alternately with flour. Fold in nuts. Divide batter into the prepared pans, filling each pan 2/3 full. Bake for 1 hour or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Cool in pan for 10 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.

(recipe adapted from allrecipes.com )

2 comments:

hannah said...

Yummy! Sounds nice and fallish.

gera said...

Hey. Have you made persimmon pudding yet?