Pumpkin Walnut Bread

1/3 cup butter, softened
1 1/3 cups sugar
2 eggs, beaten
1/4 cup water
1 cup canned pumpkin puree
1 2/3 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon cloves
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1/4 cup chopped raisins, optional

Preheat oven to 350?. In a mixing bowl with electric
mixer, cream butter and sugar until light; set aside.
In another mixing bowl combine eggs, water and
pumpkin; mix well. Add creamed butter; blend

Sift dry ingredients together into a separate bowl.
Add about one-third of the dry ingredients at a time
to pumpkin mixture, stirring well after each addition.
Mix in walnuts and raisins. Bake pumpkin bread in
greased 9x5x3-inch loaf pan for 55 to 60 minutes.

God Bless You, Linda Lake