1+3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 tsp. double-acting baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. cinnamon(if can tolerate)
1/2 tsp. ground allspice(if can tolerate)
1+1/2 cups sugar
1/3 cup shortening or butter
2 eggs
1 cup cooked or canned pumpkin
1/3 cup milk
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
1/2 cup chopped nut of your choice
Sift the flour, baking powder, soda, salt, and spices together. In a large bowl beat together the sugar, shortening, and eggs until light and fluffy. Beat in the pumpkin and 1/3 of the flour mixture. Beat in 1/2 the milk, then repeat with another 1/3 of the flour mixture, followed by the remaining milk, and then the remaining 1/3 of the flour mixture. Add the vanilla and nuts and beat just until thoroughly mixed.
Pour into a greased 9x5 inch (22x12 cm) loaf pan and bake at 350F (180C) about 1 hour, until the loaf has separated from the sides of the pan.

Makes one loaf.