Pumpkin Coconut Bread.

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Ingredients

 

  • 3/4 cup coconut flour
  • 2 tablespoons arrowroot powder (optional, makes a lighter loaf)
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 cup coconut palm sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 7 eggs, separated
  • 3/4 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1/4 cup palm oil or coconut oil
  • 1/2 tablespoon vanilla extract
Step 1: Pre-heat oven to 325 degrees. Combine all dry ingredients and set aside.
Step 2: In a separate bowl, beat egg whites and sea salt together until stiff peaks form. Set aside.
Step 3: Mix egg yolks, pumpkin puree, palm oil and vanilla together.
Step 4: Mix dry ingredients with pumpkin mixture until well combined. Fold in egg whites.
Step 5: Pour bread batter into a well greased bread loaf pan. Cover with foil and bake for 30 minutes. Take foil off and continue to bake until cooked through, another 15-30 minutes. Turn off oven and leave bread in the oven for 30 minutes (this will allow the middle to finish cooking).

Step 6: Remove bread from pan and let cool on wire rack.

 

More Christmas.

ChristmasOrnaments I put up the Christmas decorations up in the house already; the garlands, wreaths on the walls and doors, little figurines,Nativity set, candles, table centre pieces,etc( not the Advent wreath or tree yet though) and little thingies that hang on the door. I don’t usually do it until later in the month, like around the 3rd week of November but I want more Christmas so I decided to do it a bit earlier this YR, plus I had a burst of energy( which doesn’t come around too often) so I did it! My hubby also finally started to put the Christmas lights up on the outside of the house (we have literally hundreds and it takes WEEKS to do so he has to do a bit at a time each weekend to be done on time). I want to be able to enjoy the season longer so I put everything up earlier, and besides, it’s so much work to decorate(and it’s too much to do it at the same time as the tree so I break it up) so why not make it last,and it’s really not too early; it IS November already( Christmas is next month!) and the stores are already all decorated! We have to get the Advent calenders soon as well, and in December mail off the cards, get the hanging plant for the veranda,and at the end of the month(when we have the Santa Claus parade) put up the tree and turn on the outdoor lights. We also fill shoe boxes for poor children in poverty-stricken countries with toys, toiletries,and school supplies,wrap gifts,baking,The Elf On The Shelf,etc. it’s so much to think about let alone DO,and then it’s all over in just one day. So much work.

The 10 YR old and 12 YR olds also had confessions yesterday to prepare for Advent(get a head start before the crowd, yet even so there were still 5 other people lined up so I guess they had the same idea we did) and they got the new priest but instead of encouraging them he admonished them, telling them they should go to confession MORE often than they do, and I think he shouldn’t discourage people or they may NOT even end up going at ALL and it made me feel uneasy and left me with a bad taste in my mouth, and I found out as well our friend B has a glass eye! I never noticed before so now I’ll have to look extra carefully and see if I notice and now I wonder how he got it and how long he’s had it; has he had it since he was young or just as an adult? Did he have retinoblastoma? An eye injury? Was he born without an eye? One of those things that makes you go “hmmmm….”

The 19 YR old also jeers(because I’m fat) when I walk I “thunder down the hall” like a “rhino, marshmallow man, or fat Sumatran pagan false god” and it really hurt and I felt like crying; I KNOW I’m fat but he doesn’t have to keep reminding me and making fun of it, and my hubby forgot to switch his watch when we changed the clocks an HR back and when he went to wake up the kids he did it an HR early!