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Help! I'm making Mrs Larkin's Christmas Pumpkin bread, and the only wet ingredients are 1/3 cup oil and 1 cup pumpkin puree, for 1 2/3 cup flour, plus 1 1/3 cup sugar. My mixture has come out very dry and crumbly. Has anyone else made this - is there something I've missed? Should I add extra oil or water or eggs? Thank you!

asked by aussiefoodie almost 6 years ago
5 answers 1075 views
22b9ddc9 fc61 48a3 949e dee341974288  liz and dad
added almost 6 years ago

Hi aussiefoodie! The batter should not be crumbly. It is a very thick batter. Keep stirring!!! It seems dry initially, but it will come together. Hope that helps. DON'T add more oil. good luck!!

7d6f1c7c 61b9 4b07 86e4 dbd4b1caeb8d  coopers
added almost 6 years ago

I think the problem I had is my pumpkin puree was too dry - I had a 1/2 cup of pumpkin butter, and 1/2 cup of steamed butternut squash. I ended up adding 1/2 cup of water to get it come together (it was very thick). Its in the oven now - I'll let you know how it works out. Thanks Mrs Larkin!

22b9ddc9 fc61 48a3 949e dee341974288  liz and dad
added almost 6 years ago

Also, it's 10 ounces of pumpkin puree, which is a little more than a cup. Ah, well, sorry I didn't reach you earlier!

7d6f1c7c 61b9 4b07 86e4 dbd4b1caeb8d  coopers
added almost 6 years ago

Well it worked out delicious! My loaf pan is slightly bigger than 9x5, so it took only just over an hour to bake and is a little flatter than your photo. Its warm, and soft in the middle, and crunchy on the outside, yum! Thanks Mrs Larkin!

22b9ddc9 fc61 48a3 949e dee341974288  liz and dad
added almost 6 years ago

Yay! And good call on adding the water!!!! I made the mistake once of adding more oil to a batch using all whole wheat flour (which absorbs water like crazy) and it was awful! Happy Christmas!