Hi there, it's me, that girl katie, This years I went with homemade pumpkin bread wrapped in a nice tea towel with some simple ribbon and packing label.
tea towel: your local kitchen store or www.williams-sonoma.com ribbon: www.paper-source.com gift tags: www.staples.com
Pumpkin Bread Recipe:
Pumpkin Bread YIELD: 2 loavesPREP TIME: 20 minutesCOOK TIME: 60 minutes INGREDIENTS: 1 (15 ounce) can pumpkin puree 4 eggs 1 cup vegetable oil 2/3 cup water 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract 2 1/2 cups sugar 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 2 teaspoons baking soda 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt 2 tablespoons pumpkin pie spice
DIRECTIONS: 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour two 8.5 x 4 x 2.5 inch loaf pans. 2. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment or in a large bowl with an electric mixer, combine pumpkin, eggs, oil, water, vanilla and sugar until well blended. 3. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, salt, and pumpkin pie spice until well combined. 4. Stir the dry ingredients into the pumpkin mixture until just blended. Pour batter into the prepared pans. 5. Bake in preheated oven for 60-70 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.