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A strong flavor of spice and pumpkin with a subtle caramel finish was the deciding factor for this beer bread.  ( Yes and also the cool label and the fact that it has been bewitched and brewed with Pagan spirit.)  This is a slightly dense bread with a great crumb.  Adding cajeta compliments the beer while not much more spice is added because of the imperial ale.  Try this quick bread this season with a light spread of maple walnut butter.

8 oz Pumking Imperial Ale
1 ½ Cup Flour
1 Cup Whole Wheat Flour
½ Cup Brown Sugar
1 tbsp Baking Powder
½ tsp Baking Soda
½ tsp Kosher Salt
¼ Cup Melted Unsalted Butter
15oz Canned Pumpkin
2 Tbsp Cajeta
¼ tsp Cinnamon
¼ tsp Ground Ginger
⅛ tsp Nutmeg
⅛ tsp Allspice
1 Large Egg


1.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2.  Mix all dry ingredients together and sift.
3  Mix all wet ingredients together.
4.  Slowly add dry ingredients to the wet mixture and whisk together.
5.  Add mixture to a greased bread pan and bake for 40- 50 minutes


Chef John