Easy Pumpkin Bread Recipe

This easy Pumpkin Bread Recipe is what fall is all about.

| November 2013 Guide to Homemade Bread

  • Easy Pumpkin Bread is great for fall or any time of year!
    Photo Courtesy Karen Keb

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Easy Pumpkin Bread Recipe

2 1/2 cups bread flour
1/2 cup spelt or whole-wheat flour
1 1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon active dry yeast
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
3/4 cup buttermilk
3/4 cup cool water
1 cup puréed pumpkin or butternut squash, mixed into the cool water
1 tablespoon pumpkin seeds, to sprinkle on top before baking

Combine all dry ingredients in large mixing bowl. Mix thoroughly.

Combine buttermilk and 3/4 cup water in measuring cup and add to dry ingredients. Stir with rubber spatula. Add remaining water as needed until you have a thoroughly mixed, wet, sticky mass of dough. (The dough will not be like any other bread you’ve made — this will be much wetter and will not form a ball.)

Cover bowl with plastic wrap and let sit at room temperature, out of direct sunlight, for 12 to 18 hours.

After 12 to 18 hours have passed, your dough should be dotted with bubbles and more than doubled in size. (It may also have a strong alcohol smell to it, but don’t mind that, it will burn off in the baking.) Dust wooden cutting board with bread flour and, using your plastic dough scrapers, scrape dough loose from sides of bowl and turn out onto board in one piece. Dough will be loose and sticky, but do not add more flour. Dust top lightly with flour and cover with clean cotton or linen tea towel (terry cloth will stick and leave lint on dough). Let dough rise for another 1 to 2 hours.

9/20/2013 11:43:52 AM

Seems to be missing the amount of buttermilk that needs to be combined with the water..can you include that in this blog so I can start to make this amazing bread!!!

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