Pumpkin Nut Bread

2 1/2 C. sifted flour
1 T. baking powder
1 t. salt
2 t. cinnamon
1 t. cloves
1/2 t. mace or nutmeg
1/2 t. baking soda
1 C. chopped pecans
1/2 C. shortening
1 C. brown sugar
2 eggs
1 C. buttermilk or sour milk
3/4 C. mashed cooked pumpkin

Sift first 7 ingredients and add nuts to his mixture. Cream shortening and sugar. Add eggs and beat well. Combine buttermilk and pumpkin and add to shortening mixture. Slowly add dry ingredients. Spoon into a greased loaf pan and bake at 350 degrees for 75 minutes.

From the kitchen of Virginia Twite

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