My first thought, what do you do with this thing?
I gathered all of my ingredients. I've been surprised by how little I have to buy to bake. Most of the ingredients are already in my cabinet. The only purchases I made were pumpkin and powdered sugar for the icing.
Help! Which one do you use? Eeny, Meeny, miny, moe?
I combined the eggs, sugar, oil, and pumpkin in my mixer.
Then, stirred the dry ingredients together in a bowl. These were flour, baking powder, cinnamon, salt, and baking soda.
I added the dry ingredients to the mixer.
This is the only part of baking I've ever been exposed to...standing over the sink, licking whatever this thing is called. I would fight for this part.
Into the pan, it goes. With a few lumps. Oops.
It cooked for about 25 minutes on 350 degrees. I began the icing.
I blended the cream cheese and butter, added the sugar, and vanilla, and spread it on the cooled pumpkin bars.
The outcome was amazing. Really, the picture doesn't do it justice. Pumpkin bars are the perfect treat for a cool fall day.
Thank you, Pumpkin, for restoring my faith in you.