Merc Made Pumpkin Bread

2 cups all-purpose flour

1/2 teaspoons baking soda

pinch of salt

1/4 teaspoon cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon nutmeg

pinch of cloves

2 large eggs

1-1/2 cups sugar

1/2 cup oil

1 can of pumpkin puree (15 oz)

1/3 cup water 


Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. Oil one standard sized loaf pan and set aside. Sift together flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves; set aside. In the bowl of an electric mixer, mix the eggs with the sugar until the mixture is pale and fluffy (about 8 minutes). Add the oil gradually and mix thoroughly. Add the pumpkin puree and mix again. Add the dry ingredients and mix, scraping down the bowl as needed. Add the water slowly and mix until combined. 

Pour batter into the pan, and sprinkle with raw sugar (optional). Bake for about 60 minutes, or until a toothpick is inserted into the center of the loaf comes out clean.