Pumpkin Spice Bread
8 jars Ball -- (12 oz)
8 new lids - don't use old ones
8 rings okay to use old ones
1 c raisins
2 c unbleached flour
2 tsps baking soda
1/4 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
2 tsps cloves
2 tsps cinnamon
1 tsp ginger
4 egg whites -- whipped
2 c granulated sugar
1 c margarine -- softened
2 c pumpkin
Preheat oven at 325.
Place a baking sheet onto middle rack and remove top rack from oven.
Before starting batter, wash jars, lids, and rings in hot soapy
water and let drain, dry, and cool to room temperature.
Generously prepare inside of jars with margarine.
To prepare batter, combine raisins, flour, baking soda, baking
powder, salt, cloves, cinnamon, and ginger in a mixing bowl.
In another mixing bowl, combine egg whites, sugar, margarine, and
Divide batter among 8 jars (should be slightly less than half full).
Carefully wipe rims clean, then place jars on baking sheet (or
they'll tip over) in the center of oven.
Bake 40 minutes.
Keep lids in hot water until they're used. When cakes are done,
remove jars which are HOT from oven one at a time. If rims need
cleaning, use moistened paper towel. Carefully put lids and rings in
place, then screw tops on shut.
Place jars on a wire rack; they will seal as they cool. Once jars
are cool, decorate with round pieces of cloth.
Unscrew the ring; the lid should be sealed by now. Place a few
cotton balls on top of the lid (gives it a poof on top), then a
piece of cloth (about 3" larger than the lid) on top and screw the
ring back on.