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Shirley Terry wins ICON’s holiday recipe contest

Shirley Terry wins ICON’s holiday recipe contest

Plainfield’s Shirley Terry earned the coveted crown, winning the Hendricks County ICON 2019 recipe contest for her Pumpkin Bread.

Shirley Terry of Plainfield won the ICON holiday recipe contest for her pumpkin bread. (Photo by Faith Toole)

The 85-year-old Plainfield resident is passionate about church, euchre and baking.

“These loaves make real nice Christmas gifts,” she said. “I give these every Christmas. I real good friend gave me this recipe over 35 years ago.”

Here’s her award winning pumpkin bread recipe: 


Pumpkin Bread (2 loaves)

3 cup sugar                         1 tsp. vinegar

1 cup oil                               4 eggs

2 cup pumpkin                   2 tsp. soda in 2/3 c water

1 Tbsp. pumpkin spice      3 ½ cup flour

1 ½ tsp. salt                         ¾ cup chopped nuts

*Cream sugar & oil. Add pumpkin spice & salt. Beat.

Add eggs, beat. Add 1 cup flour and liquids, then rest of flour.

Beat 1 minute. Fold in nuts. Bake in 2 greased 1-pound loaf pans at 350 degrees for 1 hour and 15 mins.

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