A few months ago, I received a frantic text from Z’s mom…”I’m in Brooklyn…where should I go to eat?” While Brooklyn is a neighborhood I haven’t explored as much as I would like, I did have a few places to send her to.
A bakery at the top of my list to visit is Baked, a classic American-style bakery. They are famous for their brownie, and I’ve featured their Pumpkin Whoopie Pies here on the blog.
Z’s mom came back with a positive report–everything was delicious, and they have her a dozen cupcakes for free! While she couldn’t bring me back cupcakes, she did send me one of their cookbooks, called “Baked Essentials”.
Flipping through the cookbook, I was immediately drawn to the Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Loaf recipe. The orange and black combination is only fitting given upcoming Halloween celebrations!
Pumpkin and loaf cakes are a perfect match made in heaven; homey loaf cakes and pumpkin treats both conjure up images of crisp fall days and hot cups of tea.
I recommend making two batches, one for work on Friday and one for your friend’s Halloween party. I promise it won’t disappoint!
Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bread
Bake in the center of the oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes to 1 hour and 30 minutes. Rotate the pan halfway through baking.