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Feb 2, 2009

Pumpkin Bread

pumpkin bread
After baking so many breads now, I feel quite confident of exploring into other aspects of bread making. Yes there is so much about breads. There are so many varieties of bread, the shapes and colours and incorporation of so many other ingredients to make them more better.
So I decided to start with pumpkin bread about which I read in many sites and wanted to try it. So I decided to add the ingredients of my choice along with pureed pumpkin to make this one. It really came out perfect and tasted good too, mildly sweet.
I really adore the shapes of bread. So I just tried braiding a small portion of dough and then placed it over the dough which was set in the loaf pan.

Ingredients-
Bread flour- 4 cups
Pumpkin puree- 1cup(see notes below)
Tutti fruity- 1/2 cup(optional)
Cinnamon sugar- 1tsp
Active dry yeast- 1tsp
Salt- 1/2 tsp
Sugar- 2tbsp
Canola oil- 2tbsp
Water- 1/2 cup
Milk- 1/2 cup
Melted butter- 1tsp
Pumpkin seeds- to sprinkle on top(optional)

Method-
Add the yeast in warm water(40c) and leave it for 10 minutes until it froths. In a bowl, add 3 cups flour, salt and sugar. Then add the yeast and mix. Then add cinnamon sugar,pumpkin puree and tutty fruity. Add the milk and mix to form a dough. Add the oil. Knead well and coat the surface of the dough with oil. The dough should be soft ,non sticky and elastic.(add more flour to the dough if it is too sticky.) Leave the dough in mixing bowl and rest for around 2 hours till it rises and doubles in volume.
pumpkin bread
Punch the dough and place on a floured surface and knead it for 4 to 5 times. Set the dough on a loaf pan. Allow it to rise for 1 to 1.5 hours. Then brush the top of bread with melted butter.
Bake in a preheated oven at 180c for 30 minutes.
Notes- For the pumkin puree- I cut the pumpkin in cubes and cooked it with little water and mashed it well after it became tender. You can use the commercial canned pumpkin puree too.
(I just braided a small portion of dough and placed it on the loaf (just for fun) and sprinked it with pumkin seeds after brushing with butter on top, The braid looks beautiful after the dough rises.)
pumpkin bread Nithya Praveen has passed me the cute little lemonade award. Thanks a lot Nithya.

Have updated my craft blog with wall hanging made with felt cloth. Do have a look!!

39 comments:

LG said...

you are becoming a awesome baker! Bread looks yumm Sowmya. Blog header is very pretty...

indhu said...

sooper recipe.. i am yet to bake my first bread... will try this once i gain some confidence

Rathna said...

Nice recipe. Braided bread makes it special. You can try using walnuts instead of tutti fruti next time for that nutty crunch. Your felt art is very neat and colorful too :-)

Priti said...

One more wonderful recipe from you....cool baker u r ;)...the header is fab...looks beautiful

Poonam said...

Pumkin bread indeed a treat!!!

Preety said...

the bread is looking perfect sowmya

DEESHA said...

wow thatz a yummy looking bread

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

this bread should be full of flavor... looks nice Sowmya.

Dershana said...

wow! that looks quite crusty and wholesome! Nice recipe!

notyet100 said...

looks perfect,...gonna try bakin today,..for the first time,..:-)

Kitchen Flavours said...

Wow superb bread. Looks moist and yum.

jayasree said...

Bread looks moist. Loved the braid on top. Bread has a nice crust. I recently baked my first bread. Should try more.

Dibs said...

Its fun to plait dough instead of lonh hair for once :-))) I tried a pineapple bread and braided it this weekened too. The pumkin bread looks delcious!

Chitra said...

Wow..pumpkin bread.Good idea.Very different!!started using Mw recently.Not yet baked anything:)Will try this:)

Happy cook said...

Beautiful and delicious bread

Soma said...

YOur bread looks extremely pretty, on the top it looks like u mad eintricate designs.

Once my pumpkin bread was a flop, still don't knw what i did wrong.

Asha said...

YUM!! I can smell the Aroma from here! :)

Alka said...

I always thought tht except making a veggie with it,pumpkin was only good for making halwa.But after joining blogosphere i am learning new ways to enjoy this otherwise sweet and bland vegetable
Thnks for sharing the recipe !

Ashwini said...

beautiful, sweet and delicious bread..

Pavithra Kodical said...

Delicious bread..

Laavanya said...

That looks awesome.. must've tasted really yummy.

Rachel said...

It is so nicely browned and love the braid....

Cham said...

Love the braid one top, looks awesome ur bread.

Swapna Pravin said...

Lovely bread. Looks delicious &Yummy!!!

Rosie said...

Beautiful and tasty looking bread! Well done Sweetie :)

Rosie x

Usha said...

Sowmya the bread looks excellent...

SriLekha said...

looks delicious!

Priya said...

Looks gorgeous n delicious Sowmya...bookmarked to try...

vidhas said...

HiSowmya,

Very innovative, pumpkin bread is very new to me. Looks inviting.

Premyscakes said...

Wow sowmya, bread looks great and even i loved your eggless choc cookies.
cheers.

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

Lovely looking bread. Looks so gorgeous. YUM!

Uma said...

pumpkin bread came out perfect! New header looks beautiful!

Shri said...

Always had loved pumpkin bread,now thinking of making it .good recipe.

Cynthia said...

I can just imagine how wonderful that tastes.

churningthewordmill.wordpress.com said...

wow.. i dint know we cud make bread with pumpkin in it!! interesting.. and it looks very inviting.
mandira

Nithya Praveen said...

I thot i posted my comment.Came here to check out ur next blog:) Pumpkin bread is new to me,looks wonderful.

Varsha Vipins said...

Beautiful bread Sowmya..:)
If u like braids then next time make a Challah..:)
Pls accept the Chat award from my space..:)

Sukanya said...

You take the crown when it comes to Baking Sowmi...The bread looks so professionally baked and yummy too.

Viki Xavier. said...

wow , u are very creative dear.. Pumpkin bread is flattering :)

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