Sunday, October 27, 2013
Killer Pumpkin Bars~
I bought this little teapot..about 100 years ago..I fell in love with it because it was ..so cute..like a table,with the tablecloth and tassel..and tea set..all perfectly placed atop♥
I guess I never got over having my own little tea parties as a child (nothing like we see today mind you with tiara'd princesses and boas and linens and china and crystal).
I think I served them on my square "Cowboy motif in the corners" small card table with the 4 red metal foldable chairs ..it must have been my brothers..Cause I wasn't the comboy type.But we were far from rich..so some things.. back then had to be shared.Like my bedroom with my brother for a few yrs..
My doll had a canopy bed.. (I want that thing back..still have a small wicker cradle though:))..wonder why a little table and chair set..wasn't around..
So anyways..guess seeing that tea set.. I just had to have it..and still do.
Which brings me to the purpose actually of this post..
I got sidetracked..
These Killer Pumpkin Bars~
My friend Linda asked me if I had ever made these..that her kids had loved them..(now big boys..)..I had never..and wanted a different little dessert for our Thanksgiving table..so I thought ..:"let me try them"~
How nice is that in the first place..Linda's been absent from her blog in a little while..so I feel like I have my own personal How To Cook A Wolf correspondant:)
The link in Linda's name leads you to another of her excellent recipes..her Pumpkin Loaf..:)
But here are her..
Killer Pumpkin Bars~
2 cups of sugar
1 cup of butter room temp
2 cups canned pumpkin ( one 15ozs can)
4 eggs room temp
2 cups flour
2 tsps baking soda
1 tsp each cinnamon,nutmeg,allspice ginger, 1/2 to 1/4 tsp of ground cloves..(She only uses 1/4 tsp of ground cloves)
1/2 tsp salt.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Lightly grease a 15x10 1/2 x 1 inch pan ..a jelly roll pan.
This is the one I used.. it's 1/2 inch discrepancy made no difference.It's the first USA pan I have owned and used..This one was a gift..and I am over the moon w/ the quality..weight..feel and performance of it~
Sift flour ,baking soda spices and salt together..set aside
Cream butter and sugar until smooth.
Add pumpkin and eggsbeat until smooth.
Add dry ings and mix until well combined.
Spread mixture into pan.Bake for ap 25 mins pr until center of cake springs back (mine too 30 min)
Cool completely and frost
3 ozs cream cheese room temp
1 stick butter room temp
1 tsp vanilla (I used vanilla bean paste..love the dots)
1/2 tsp of Orange zest..she didn't and I didn'y
2 cups powdered sugar
Beat until smooth
Add Brach's Candy Corn as a decoration:) kids loves those..you don't need them..
These bars are cake like..dense and moist.They freeze beautifully.
Thank you LINDA.
These are so good.
Perfect for the Thanksgiving dessert table:)
Or all fall with a cup of tea~♥
My peach Christmas Cactus is just about to pop..there will be pale yellow undertones to the peach..Unique:)♥
Easiest plants to grow.. they should bloom 2-3 times a yr for you.
Hope you give the bars and the cactus a try..
Some indoor joy~
The fragrance of the rose always lingers in the hand that gives it~