Pumpkin Yeast Bread

Pumpkin yeast bread?!? I HAVE to try this… ūüėÄ

It suggests using it as sandwich bread for turkey & cranberry sauce sandwiches… *drool*

  • 1/2 c. warm water
  • 2 Tbs active dry yeast
  • 2/3 c. warm milk
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • 1.5 c. canned pumpkin (one ingredient)
  • 2 Tbs vegetable oil
  • 6.5 c. (approximately) flour
  • 1/2 c. brown sugar
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/2 tsp cardamom

In bowl of stand mixer, stir yeast into water (by hand) to soften.  Add milk, eggs, pumpkin, oil, 4 c. flour, brown sugar, salt, ginger, and cardamom to yeast mixture (with dough hook).  Beat vigorously for 2 minutes.

Gradually add remaining flour, and incorporate well, until you have a dough stiff enough to knead.  Turn dough out onto a floured surface.  Knead, adding flour as necessary, until you have a smooth, elastic dough.  (This section of directions seems to be for making it by hand Рcan I continue using the dough hook for this step?)

Put dough into oiled bowl.  Turn once to coat entire ball of dough with oil.  Cover with towel and let rise until doubled, about ONE HOUR.

Turn dough out onto slightly oiled work surface. ¬†Divide dough in half. ¬†Shape dough into loaves and place in 2 well-greased 10×5″ pans, OR, shape one half into a loaf and the other half into 12 large dinner rolls. ¬†Whatever you want to end up with, obviously.

Cover with towel and let rise until almost doubled, about 45 MINUTES.  Set oven to preheat to 375 F sometime during those 45 minutes.

Bake loaves about 30 minutes, rolls about 20. ¬†If you’re fancy enough to have an instant-read thermometer to check the internal temperature, 190 F means the bread is done.

Immediately remove bread or rolls from pans and cool on wire rack to prevent crust from becoming soggy.  For a shiny crust, brush tops of bread/rolls LIGHTLY with vegetable oil (or delicious, delicious butter?)

Source: Mmmm King Arthur Flour…¬†http://www.kingarthurflour.com/recipes/pumpkin-yeast-bread-recipe

I¬†think this is fructose-free… pumpkin’s okay, right?

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