|Baking with Julia ~ TWD ~ Cranberry-Walnut Pumpkin Loaves|
I found this recipe easy to mix…first whisking the flour, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt together…set aside. In a small bowl, mix water with yeast and rest for about 5 minutes. In a mixer, fitted with the paddle attachment, beat the butter and sugar till creamy. Then add the pumpkin and egg and beat until blended. Add the yeast to the mixer and then start to add the flour. Change to a dough hook and mix and knead for about 10 to 15 minutes. It took me about 5 extra minutes to get a good dough. This dough is treated similarly to a brioche. It is left to rise till doubled in size, then deflated and refrigerated overnight. The next day the dough has to rest at least 3 to 4 hours. Divide the dough into thirds and place in three small 5¾ inch by 3¼ loaf pans. Let rise 1½ to 2 hours till doubled in size, then bake. Now be ready to enjoy this wonderfully delicious bread. I cut the first loaf while still warm and, enjoyed it with some butter…Incredible!! I think next time it would be wonderful to make a spiced butter with some ginger or cinnamon. I know there will be a next time. This will definitely become part of my fall baking repertoire!
When I left to visit my son in Atlanta; I packed up the two remaining loaves and we made some french toast with it in the morning…delectable! This was a great pick and I’m so glad I was able to squeeze it in before I left for vacation! Happy Tuesday, everyone!
This is posted in participation with the Tuesdays with Dorie baking group. The recipe for Cranberry, Pumpkin & Walnut Loaf can be found on the site of this week's host ~ Rebecca at This Bountiful Backyard.
|Pumpkin and eggs added to butter mixture|
|Starting to form a dough…it took me about 20 minutes of kneading|
|Adding the fruit and nuts|
|Mixed and ready to rise|
|The next day, after the dough has warmed and risen….divide and place into prepared pans|
|Beautiful and ready for the oven|
|I brushed each loaf with a bit of milk to give them a shine and let them cool|
|A spectacular delicious bread….welcomes Autumn|
|Delicious with butter or just plain…I enjoyed mine with my cup of tea!|