I made 18 loaves of pumpkins cranberry bread Sunday for a Christmas party Sat night. Do they need to be frozen or refrigerated until then?



boulangere December 18, 2012
And I completely neglected to say hats off to you for baking 18 loaves!!! Thanks so much for sharing the recipe.
KellyH702 December 18, 2012
You're welcome & Happy Holidays!!
KellyH702 December 18, 2012
All 18 loaves are in the freezer! Thank you for the advice. Here's the recipe. It makes 2 normal size loaves or 4 mini loaves.

2 1/4 c. Flour
1 T. Pumpkin pie spice
2 t baking powder
1/2 t. Salt
2 eggs
2 c. Sugar
13/4 c. (15 oz. can) pure pumpkin
1/2 c vegetable oil
1 cup fresh, frozen or sweetened, dried cranberries. (I think fresh are the best!).

Combine flour, pumpkin pie spice, baking powder and salt in a large bowl. Combine eggs, sugar, pumpkin and oil in a small mixer bowl; beat just until blended. Add pumpkin mixture to flour mixture; stir just until moistened. Fold in cranberries. Spoon batter into 2 greased and floured 9x5 inch loaf pans or 4 small mini loaf pans.

Bake in preheated 350 degree oven
for 55-60 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool on pans 5-10 minutes. Remove to wire rack to cool completely.
em-i-lis December 18, 2012
18 loaves?!?! wow!!!! you go kellyh702!
barb48 December 18, 2012
Sorry, can't answer THAT question, but would love to have this delicious-sounding recipe, if possible.
KellyH702 December 18, 2012
Def freeze them and post the recipe.
KellyH702 December 18, 2012
I added the recipe in the string of answers. Enjoy!

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boulangere December 18, 2012
Freezing them will keep them fresh better than refrigeration. Baked goods will generally stale faster in the refrigerator than at room temp because starch molecules begin to break down and loose their water at temps below 40 but above freezing. Wrap them securely, freeze them, and pull them to room temp the night before the party. Bonne soirée!
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