This recipe is from my dear friend Mickey. We have been friends for many years and we originally met in aerobics class and have been friends ever since. Mickey makes this bread every fall and it is something we look forward to. She even makes a mini loaf for Tanner,our dog, and he loves it.
3 1/2 cups flour 3 cups sugar
2 tsp soda 1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp nutmeg 1 tsp salt
2 cups pumpkin 4 eggs
1 cup Crisco oil 2/3 cup water
1 cup nuts (optional) 1 tsp vanilla
Mix together top 6 ingredients in a large bowl. Make a well and add the pumpkin, oil, eggs, water and vanilla. Mix until smooth and then add the nuts. Pour into 3 greased and floured loaf pans. Bake 1 hour at 350 or until done. Bread is done when an inserted toothpick comes out clean. Remove from oven and set on a cooling rack. When loaves are cool, remove from the pans. Let bread cool completely before wrapping.