- 4 eggs
- ⅔ cup water
- 1 cup salad oil
- 2 cups or 1 (16-ounce) can pumpkin
- 3 ⅓ cups flour
- 2 teaspoons soda
- 1 ½ teaspoons salt
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon nutmeg
- pinch powdered cloves
- 3 cups granulated sugar (yes, this is correct)
Preheat oven to 350°F.
Beat eggs. Add oil, water, and pumpkin and mix well. Sift flour. Measure and sift together with the sugar, soda, salt, and spices. Make a well in the center of these ingredients and add the pumpkin mixture to this. Stir well, so that all is mixed.
Turn into 3 well-oiled loaf tins and bake for 1 hour. Remove pans from oven and set on rack so that bread may cool in the tins. Remove, wrap in foil, and store.
From Cooking Down East by Marjorie Standish