Of course, you know what they say about 'best laid plans' and all. I got a terrible upper respiratory infection which pretty much put my baking on the back burner-so to speak. But, Ott, A. had been so kind as to send me packets of yeast provided by Red Star, so as soon as I was feeling a better, I got into the kitchen. Besides, I needed this pumpkin bread, it was necessary for my full recovery ;) What? There are lots of health benefits to pumpkin. Okay, so that's just an excuse to make this delicious bread.
However, I needed to make a few changes to the original recipe I coveted. One, I needed to take out the eggs so Mr. Little Man could eat it. Two, I really was
mmmmm, mmmm, good!
Pumpkin Yeast Bread
1/2 cup plus 2 T. warm milk
1 T. canola oil
1 T. molasses
3/4 cup pumpkin puree
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 t. ground cinnamon *I will increase this next time
1/2 t. ground nutmeg
1/2 t. sea salt
1/2 t. ground ginger
2 3/4 cups flour *I used unbleached all-purpose b/c I was out of bread flour
1 packet of Red Star Active Dry Yeast
Add all ingredients in the bread machine in the order suggested by manufacturer (for mine, you add your wet ingredients first, then dry on top, ending with your yeast). Use your basic white bread setting. (this was a 1 1/2 pound loaf)
It passed the little man test!
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