Perfect Pumpkin Bread

This is some of the most delicious bread I have ever made. And you know,  I make a lot of bread.  I made this for a special sandwich which I will show you tomorrow.

Pour 1/2 C. of water and 2/3 C. of milk in the bowl of your mixer.  Add 1  1/2 tablespoon of rapid rise yeast,  2 large eggs and 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil.  Add 1  1/2 C. of pumpkin puree.

Add 1/2 C. of light brown sugar and 2 teaspoons of salt.

Add 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon and 1/4 teaspoon of ground ginger.

Add 1/4 teaspoon of ground nutmeg.

And a dash of cloves.

Mix this all together.

Gradually add about 6  1/2 cups of bread flour.  The dough will be slightly tacky.

Place it in a greased bowl and cover with plastic.

Let it rise until it doubles in bulk.  This takes about an hour.

Divide the dough in two and roll each half into a square.

Roll from one side to the other into a loaf.

Place the loaves into greased loaf pans.

Cover and let rise until they crest the top of the loaf pans.

Bake at 375 degrees for about 30 minutes or until the internal temperature reaches 190 degrees.

Let cool on wire racks.

These have a very delicate flavor of pumpkin and spices.

And they smell wonderful.  Stop by tomorrow to see what I used these for.


Love your new header & wallpaper! Your bread looks fabulous, and I'll bet it would also make fantastic French toast, with warm maple syrup! I enjoyed my visit today!
Ina in Alaska said…
Lovely! I bet the house smelled like Fall. Looking forward to the upcoming sandwich!

Happy Labor Day!! You are well on your way to the season you enjoy the most!
I bought pumpkin at the grocery a few minutes ago to make this. My goal in life is to make bread like you.
Suzanne said…
I can almost smell them!
Joyce I love the look of your revamped blog; makes me feel happy.
I have never heard of pumpkin bread made with yeast, very curious to know what will go into the sandwich, Mary's idea of French Toast is a good one.
Barbara F. said…
Beautiful bread, Joyce. I have always made a batter type pumpkin bread, but I have to try this recipe. xo
Sharon Day said…
I cannot wait to make this!
Anonymous said…
This is kind of exotic to me :-) As You know we don't have especially many pumpkin growers here. I've heard of pumpkin bread and pumpkin juice all my life but never known what these things really are :-)
I didn't even know that there is something called pumpkin paste :-) :-) :-)

Have a great day!
What a wonderful golden hue!
Carole said…
I am trying to imagine what this bread tastes like. Have a great week.

PS And a big thank you for following Carole's Chatter
Robin Larkspur said…
The loaves have an amazing look to them, with their golden swirls. Never have I seen or tasted a yeast risen pumpkin bread. Can't wait to see your sandwich creation. Imagining how the house must have smelled with this bread baking.
Anonymous said…
this sounds amazingly yummy!!
Suzie said…
Mmmmmm, What a wonderful fragrance. .I have a strong imagination, and with those luscious photos, I don't have to imagine too hard. This has to be SO good, I could easily eat it plain. . .but am anxious to see what you do with it, to make it extra special!
Barb said…
I have always been a chicken to make bread but this looks pretty easy! Can't wait to see the sandwich!!