We’re sharing how to create a quick and easy homemade bread wrapper today!
A few years ago, I heard a cookbook author say, “Casseroles feed the hurting and the hungry.” and It’s so true!
The first thing I want to do when I know someone is sick, has lost a loved one, or has suffered a broken heart is to bake something special.
While casseroles, soups, and sweet treats are always a welcomed sight, baking a loaf of bread is one of the easiest things to make and take.
There’s just something about a fresh loaf of bread that conjures feelings of nostalgia and comfort.
When we were little my mom would leave towel-wrapped loaves of bread sitting out on the countertop almost every Sunday.
We would wait hours for the loaves to rise and could hardly contain our excitement when she took them out of the oven so we could experience that first warm buttery bite.
If it’s been a while since you stopped to bake a fresh loaf of bread, now is a great time to slow down and revisit one of your favorite recipes.
Here’s a single loaf pumpkin bread recipe we enjoy and an easy way to customize bread wrappers for gift giving too…
Pumpkin Bread Recipe:
1 cup white sugar
½ cup brown sugar
½ cup vegetable oil
1 cup pumpkin puree
1 ¾ cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
¾ teaspoon salt
1/3 cup water
½ teaspoon cinnamon
½ teaspoon nutmeg
¼ teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
Pumpkin Bread Steps:
Gather your supplies and preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour your loaf pan then set aside.
In a medium-size bowl, cream together sugar, eggs, and oil. Then add pumpkin puree.
Place all the dry ingredients in a medium to large size bowl,
then slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, including the water until all the ingredients are mixed well.
Bake in a greased and floured loaf pan at 350 degrees for approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes.
Pumpkin bread is always one of those things that smells amazing as it bakes in the oven.
Creating a Quick and Easy Homemade Bread Wrapper…
If you’re spending the holidays visiting friends and family consider bringing them a loaf of your favorite bread. You can easily personalize each loaf with a message for each family or use a meaningful quote.
We use these bread wrapper printables when we bring bread during the holiday season. They’re a really simple way to make the bread feel extra special. You can download these or make your own on the computer.
Printing and Using a Homemade Bread Wrapper…
Be sure to print the bread wrapper on heavy card stock paper. Use caution and care as scissors will be sharp, cut the bread wrapper to fit the size of your loaf.
In addition, you’ll want to cut a piece of wax or parchment paper to wrap around the loaf first. Then secure the paper bread wrapper to the wax or parchment paper with double-sided tape followed by baker’s twine or a piece of jute.
That way the wax or parchment paper comes in contact with the bread as opposed to the bread wrapper paper. This will also help create a bit of a barrier of sorts since the pumpkin bread is really moist and could leave little moisture spots on the paper wrapper.
Consider giving your favorite bread in a vintage basket so your friend, family member, or neighbor can use the basket all year long.
You could also give your favorite bread in a mixing bowl with the recipe and a wooden spoon to make it a fun gift idea too.
Dinner napkins and kitchen towels are another great way to present your gift of homemade bread. They’re both eco-friendly and inexpensive too!
No matter what your budget this season, gift-giving doesn’t have to be expensive. Sometimes, just saying, “I care about you” is enough.
Let us know what your favorite bread is and how you plan to customize your bread wrappers this season!
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