This post is totally off course for me. I am not a cook of note these days. I used to do lots of interesting baking in years gone by, but lately I've lost interest. However, I do still make the odd more plain fare, rather than something lavish [waistlines, arteries!!!].
Our neighbours have had a bumper pumpkin harvest this year, and of course, we've benefited from same. I knew I had an extremely easy recipe for a tasty loaf, so yesterday decided I should try to use some of these pumpkins!!! I'll share the recipe with you. It's copied out on a small piece of paper, so I can't tell you where it's come from. I've changed it a little. We usually just butter the slices, but to be honest, some cream cheese frosting flavoured with lemon rind/juice might be worth a try too.
Pumpkin Bread:  Into a large mixing bowl place 2 cups self raising flour, ¼ teasp bicarb soda, ½ teasp cinnamon, ½ teasp nutmeg, pinch salt - rub in 2ozs [60grams] soft butter or margarine, and then ½ cup chopped pecans.  Into another bowl place ½ cup soft brown sugar, 1 egg, grated rind of one orange, ½ cup milk, ½ cup cold mashed pumpkin, and mix until combined. Stir the 'wet' mix into the 'dry' mix, and mix lightly. Don't overmix. Bake in a loaf pan at approx 125°C [fan forced oven] for approx 55 minutes [timing will depend on tin used and your own oven]. This loaf has a lovely flavour and texture. I think the orange rind gives it something.