If you’re following along with my last couple of entries- this is a sample recipe post to show you how to use your new DIY food photography backgrounds. I’m digging the white today. It really helps the colors of the food shine.

Let us know if you’re trying these DIY projects for yourself, and if so – how it’s going. Anybody using anything interesting for your food photography these days?

Pumpkin Spice Bread:      yields one loaf

1+3/4 C         all purpose flour

1+1/2 tsp       baking soda

1+1/2 tsp       baking powder

1/2 tsp           salt

2 tsp              ground ginger

1 tsp              cinnamon

1/4 tsp           freshly ground black pepper

1/2 cup          vegetable oil

1 cup              brown sugar, lightly packed

1/3 cup          yogurt

2                    eggs

1+1/4 cup      pumpkin puree, unsweetened

1/4-1/2 cup    chopped walnuts

-Preheat your oven to 350F and prepare one loaf pan with parchment paper or grease and flour it.

-Paddle together all of the dry ingredients (except the sugar) in the bowl of a stand mixer on low speed until well combined.

-Whisk together all of the wet ingredients with the brown sugar by hand in a separate bowl.

-Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix until just combined and no lumps of dry remain. Do not overmix. You can stir the last little bit by hand with a spatula if you find the mixer isn’t grabbing all the corners nicely.

-Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan, top with chopped walnuts, and bake between 40-50 minutes, or until the loaf bounces back slightly when pressed in the center with your forefinger. You can also test with a wooden skewer: when the skewer comes out from the center of the loaf clean the loaf is ready.

-Allow to rest for 10 minutes inside the loaf pan, then remove from the pan and finish cooling to room temperature on a wire cooling rack.

pumpkin bread loaf

pumpkin bread loaf


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Posted by:Ashley

6 replies on “Pumpkin Spice Bread

  1. I like the clean and minimalist feel the painted wood gives to the final photo. I like also the use of linen with different textures to contrast or to aid the food. So many great ideas out there, including the ones you have shared lately. Thanks

  2. I don’t usually bake, but this looks yummy, I’ll have to try this out at some point. Plus such a simple background, makes for a superb photo. Thank you for sharing.

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