Saturday, November 12, 2011

Blueberry Pumpkin Banana Loaf

1/2 cup butter, softened
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 cup banana, ripened
1/4 cup milk
1 3/4 cup flour
1 tsp. baking soda
2 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup pumpkin puree
1 cup frozen blueberries, thawed

Maple roasted pecans

1 cup pecan halves
1/8 cup pure maple syrup
1/2 tsp. salt


Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees.

Rinse the pecans and pat them dry.

In a small bowl mix all of the ingredients until all pecans are covered.

On a greased pan evenly spread out the mixture.

Bake for 10 minutes, stirring often.

Rinse the bowl and keep it wet. Put the roasted pecans back in the bowl and stir often to prevent sticking. Let cool.

The Loaf

Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.

In medium size bowl mix sugar, butter, milk, vanilla and eggs.

In a separate bowl mix flour, salt, baking soda and powder.

Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and blend by hand until thoroughly mixed to create a doughy texture.

Puree the banana and add it to the mixture along with the pumpkin. Mix thoroughly.

Slowly add the blueberries and gently fold them into the mixture.

Grease the pan before adding the mix. Fill to the brim a give the loaf a larger top.

Bake for 50 minutes, or poke with a skewer, allowing for some moisture.

Cream cheese icing

2 pkgs. cream cheese
1/4 cup butter
2 tsp. vanilla
1 lbs. icing sugar
Black food colouring


In a food processor blend cream cheese, butter, vanilla, gradually adding the icing sugar.

Take 1 cup of the icing and place in a small bowl.

Add approximately half of a teaspoon of food colouring and stir until the icing is completely black.

Decorating the loaf

Let the loaves completely cool down and put the icing in the fridge to stiffen it.

Add the icing to icing bags and cut a very small hole at its end. Create a spider web design with the white icing.

To place the pecans, make a large dot of black icing, and create legs with the black icing.

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