Tuesday, 15 October 2013

Pumpkin flavoured bread - Baking partners challenge

   When Swathi Iyer announced Baking partner's challenge as ' Baking with Pumpkins', I was thrilled because I hadn't used pumpkins in my Baking session.  And to double it up, three awesone recipes for bread was suggested.  I followed  Yeast version of pumpkin bread from Kingarthur, result was amazing!  My entire home was filled with fresh aroma of yeast-raised bread and we all luved it on ur breakfast time.  Thanks to Swathi Iyer and Tamy for suggesting the same.

Out of the oven, I felt very proud as I sliced my loaf with an hungry daughter by my side :)  She was the first one to taste this aromatic bread with an dollop of jam, she just loved it!!   I realized that these were super moist, yet heavy on our stomach compared to store-brought one.  So, let us move to recipe!

Ingredients required:

  • 1 tbspn active dry yeast
  • 1/2 cup warm milk
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tbspn butter
  • 3/4 cup pumpkin puree (Pressure cook 1/2 cup pumpkin cubes with water for two whistles, then puree it)
  • 3 cups All purpose flour (+1/4 cup for dusting)
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp cardamon powder
  • 1/2 tsp dry ginger powder


In an large vessel, sieve in flour, salt, cardamon powder, ginger powder.  Mix well.

In an separate vessel, add in warm milk, yeast and sugar.  Let it dissolve  for some ten to twenty minutes.

After yeast has completely dissolved, add beated egg and butter.  Stirr well.

Pour this combo over the flour-spice mixture and knead to a very soft and glossy dough.

Then transfer the dough to an clean, oil greased vessel and cover with wet cloth.  Let this rest for one hour or more till it doubles in size.

Punch out the air and knead again.  Transfer this time to bread loaf pan.  

Let it stand for half-an-hour till it doubles.  Bake them pre-heated oven at 180 degree celsius for about thirty minutes or till done.  You may brush the top with butter for an browner crust.

All done, let this cool in wire rack for about an hour.  Slice and serve.


Happy Baking!!!!!!!

Linking this to Swathi iyer's Baking partners challenge

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