Sunday, September 1, 2013

Pumpkin Bread Loaf

Pumpkin Loaf

Butternut pumpkins are pear-shaped, with pale brown skin and bright orange flesh. They have a sweet, slightly nutty flavour.  They can be roasted, puréed for soup, stir-fried, and also be used in baking cakes or bread.  

Don't you love the beautiful colour it gives to the bread?  

Recipe adapted from  Sweet Potato Buns.


250g bread flour
60g mashed pumpkin
1 small eggs
30g caster sugar
80g homemade Almond Milk (adjust accordingly)
1/2 tsp salt
1 1/2 tsp instant dried yeast
30g Rice Bran oil

  • Cut pumpkin into cubes.  Steamed until soft and mash with a fork.  Set aside to cool.
  • Combine flour, sugar, salt and yeast together until well blended.  Add in eggs, almond milk and mashed pumpkin.  Using the dough hook, knead until it forms a slightly sticky dough.   
  • Then add in oil.  Knead until the dough is smooth and elastic.  
  • Shape dough into a ball and placed in a bowl covered with cling wrap.  Leave it in a warm place to rise until doubled.
  • Punch down to expel trapped air.  Divide into 2 equal portions.
  • Rest for 10 mins.  
  • Flatten the dough and then roll up like Swiss Rolls. 
  • Place the rolls on a greased loaf pan slightly apart.  Cover with cling wrap and leave to proof until doubled.
  • Preheat oven to 170 deg C.  
  • Bake for 25 - 30mins or until golden brown. 
  • Brush the loaves with melted butter.


  1. Healthy bread.....for healthy Sunday breakfast!! Your blog is running and working in order now. But I noticed the date of this post is Sept 1st even it 7s still 31st Aug.

    1. Good morning Mel! Yes, I am keeping my fingers and toes crossed that it will keep running smoothly. BTW when I posted this it was already 1st of Sept; Melbourne is 2 hours ahead of Malaysia. Have a beautiful Sunday!

    2. Hi veronica
      Good morning!!!
      Oh ya, silly me, I totally forgotten you are in Melbourne. (All the while i thought you are in Sydney). If one day Im visiting my cousin, I can pay you a coutesy visit too and meet up with you in person. Winter is over.....and spring is here. Lots of beautiful flowers.

    3. Do let me know when you are in Melbourne next. Would love to meet up with you too.

  2. Look at that wonderful texture! It looks so light and fluffy! :D

  3. Wah !very bright yellow bread, it looks so beautiful and fluffy. Pandai-nya!

    1. Pumpkin do lend such a vibrant colour to the bread. Haha, pandai I am not, just an enthusiast.

  4. Now that's a perfect loaf of bread, Veronica. Crumb and crust..just beautiful!

  5. Hi Veronica, I don't have time to blog these days but would like to drop a brief message very quickly mainly reason is I want to tell you that all your recent postings are showing in my dashboard now. Looks like you have fixed the problem. Pls share with me later as may be one day I will have the same problem. Love your pumpkin bread. No time to make bread now.Take care.

    1. Jessie, thanks for taking time to visit. Yes, looks like my "problem" has been fixed. Just keeping my fingers crossed that it won't happen again. To tell the truth, I didn't change any setting. I still don't know what was the cause of it. Look forwarding to seeing your new posting.

  6. Hi Veronica, love your beautiful pumpkin bread. First time my seeing this. And the colour really outstanding!
    Even though where I am, we have lots of pumpkins, especially during halloween time, I have never gone overboard for it.
    But your bread...I love to try.
    Have a great week, and keep a song in your heart.

  7. Hi Veronica, your pumpkin break look so soft and fluffy. Very well baked, love the golden colour too. The crust look so good to munch.

    Have a nice weekend.

  8. Hi Veronica,
    Love the colour and the crust of your pumpkin bread.
    It is so beautifully baked!
    I also baked a pumpkin bread 2 days ago..:D

  9. I love the colour of the Loaf. Will try it soon. Thank for the recipe.

    Katie Foong

  10. Wow looks so fluffy! and nice colour too

  11. Veronica, the bread looks so soft and I love the colour!

  12. Hi Veronica, what a lovely natural colour from pumpkin. Nice and I would love to eat it right away.

  13. your bread really soft and golden color. love it.


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