This is for Miranda...and for all of you who might appreciate a nice slice of pumpkin bread. This one is too good to wait for fall :-)
1-1/2 cups sugar
1 cup vegetable oil
1 cup pumpkin
1-1/3 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon cloves
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
3/4 teaspoon salt
Beat together sugar and oil. Add beaten eggs and then pumpkin and mix well.
Mix together dry ingredients and stir into pumpkin mixture.
Pour into greased and floured large (9 x 5 in.) loaf pan. Bake at 325 degrees for approx. 1 1/2 hours or until a pick inserted in center of loaf comes out clean.
Easily doubles for two 9 x 5 or three 8 x 4 1/2 in. loaves. Smaller loaves will bake for about an hour.