Thursday, December 16, 2010

Pumpkin pineapple surprise bread!

One 9x5 inch loaf (12-14 slices)
Dry ingredients:

3/4 cups all purpose flour
3/4 cups whole wheat flour
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp baking powder
3/4 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp ground ginger
1/4 tsp ground allspice
1/8 tsp ground nutmeg
Wet ingredients:
1 large egg + 1 egg white
3/4 cup sugar
2 cups pumpkin puree
3 tbsp olive oil/canola oil
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup crushed pineapple, with juice
Surprise layer:
4 oz fat-free cream-cheese
1 large egg

Pre-heat the oven to 325F
Combine and sift all the dry ingredients
Beat eggs until foamy, add sugar and beat again.
Add the pumpkin puree, oil, vanilla and pineapple.
Add the dry ingredients to the wet and mix until just combined. Do not over-mix.
Beat the cream-cheese and the egg, until fluffy.
Transfer half of the batter into a 9x5 inch loaf pan.
Spread the cream-cheese mixture over the batter.
Top it with the remaining batter.
Bake at 325 for 60-70 minutes.
Check if done by inserting a tooth-pick or a skewer.

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