Pumpkin Muffins or Loaves

Yield: 4 Cake loaves or 2 dozen large muffins


4 cups pumpkin 4 cups white sugar
2 cups sunflower oil 6 large eggs
2 tsp salt 1 tsp baking powder
2 tsp baking soda 6 cups all purpose flour
1 tbsp clove ¼ cup vanilla
1 tbsp nutmeg
1 tbsp cinnamon
1 tbsp ginger


Mix together first: pumpkin, oil, eggs and sugar. Add the remaining ingredients gradually and beat until smooth; you might need a little bit more flour, but not much because it can make the batter too dry.  Use a vegetable spray on your loaf pans and muffin trays. Muffin liners will make the job nice and tidy. Sprinkle top of muffins or cake loaves with brown sugar. Pre-heat oven to 325F - muffins take about 45 minutes to cook, loaves take about an hour. You'll know they're done when an inserted toothpick comes out clean, and the muffin or loaf rebounds a bit when you gently push it.

Good Luck!