My guys LOVE this bread. I love it too – not only because it’s delicious but one batch makes a ton of baked goodies. I typically get one big loaf, two small loaves and a batch of rolls from one batch. This time I think I used 4 different types of Good Cook Bakeware. Can you believe that the rolls are from the same dough? The only difference in the bread and the rolls is a little brush of melted butter – oh so good!
The loaves baked up to a gorgeous rustic looking bread that is perfect with a meal or sliced up for sandwiches. This is the ultimate bread for leftover Thanksgiving turkey sandwiches. If you don’t feel like roasting pumpkin you can also use canned pumpkin and you’ll still get fantastic results. If you want a bread that your guest will love, try this recipe for your holiday meal.
- ⅔ cup warm milk
- ½ cup warm water
- 2 tablespoons active dry yeast
- 2 eggs, beaten
- 1½ cups puréed pumpkin, (canned works great)
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
- ¼ cup brown sugar
- 2 tablespoons salt
- 7 - 8 cups all purpose flour
- 1 tablespoons kosher salt
- ½ teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed
- ½ teaspoon poppy seeds
- 1 teaspoon sunflower seeds
- 2 tablespoons roasted pumpkin seeds
- butter if desired
- In your stand mixer bowl, stir yeast into water to soften.
- Add milk, eggs, pumpkin, oil, 4 cups flour, brown sugar, 2 teaspoons of salt then beat beat on medium high for 2 minutes.
- Slowly add 2½ cups flour to mixture until dough is stiff enough to knead.
- Place dough on a floured surface and knead dough until smooth and elastic, adding flour as needed.
- Place dough into oiled bowl - lightly rub to coat the dough.
- Cover with a towel and let rise until doubled (approx hour).
- After the first proofing, turn dough out onto oiled surface.
- Divide dough as needed (2 large loaves, 1 large loaf + 12 muffins, etc…)
- Shape dough and place into oiled pans.
- Cover with a towel and set aside to proof.
- After 30 minutes, sprinkle kosher salt, rosemary, poppy seeds, sunflower seeds and pumpkin seeds on top of the loaves.
- Cover with towel and allow to rise an additional 30 minutes.
- Bake in an 375 degree oven. Large loaves will need 30 minutes, smaller loaves and rolls will need about 20 minutes.
- Immediately remove from pans to wire rack to cool
Brush with butter if you prefer a shiny crust.
Recipe adapted from King Arthur Flour
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