I love my pumpkin bread, years ago before I started making my own bread, my local Baker's Delight have the pumpkin loaf and I can just eat like that, no butter, no spread, nothing. This is their cob loaf, but I used to have their loaves, buns... For some reason though, not all Baker's Delight bakeries do those loaves and ever since I shifted 7 years ago, I can't seem to find those loaves again.
I've been making my own bread for a while and I have been thinking, pumpkin bread.... A lot of recipes use baking powder and they are just not the pumpkin loaves I used to love.
So for the first time, I made my very own pumpkin loaf. With the pepitas seeds on top as well...
Pumpkin is already sweet enough so I didn't put any sugar in this loaf, and I used direct yeast method.
Mashed steamed soft pumpkin, cooled, about a cup, bit less, mashed really fine. I used butternut.
Warm scalded milk 250ml
Strong bread flour 550g plus a bit extra depending on how wet the pumpkin is.
Salt a pinch
I used the 500g loaf tin, and this is enough to make 2 loaves.
Spread seeds on top after first proofing, and spread a bit of flour on top before baking, bake in 190C oven until it's cooked.
It's a soft loaf and rather pleasant. The most difficult part of making this bread, cutting the pumpkin skin. I love my pumpkins, but I really hate the skin. Next time, maybe I should roast the pumpkin with skin on and it might be a bit dryer?