|Start to Finish:||4 – 4½hours|
|Hands-on Time:||20-30 minutes|
|Yield:||One 2¼ lb./1.1 kg|
Spiced Pumpkin Bread is a great example of how European bakers included a wide range of ingredients, such as oil seeds, nuts, cabbage, carrots, potatoes – even moss and the ground inner bark of pine trees – to augment and extend their flour in times of scarcity. Although the custom first developed during pre-Industrial times, when famine was a real and recurring challenge, it has persisted into these times of plenty, much to our good fortune.