Friday, October 10, 2014

Pumpkin Cranberry Loaf Bread

Pumpkin is such a lovely fruit that it able to churn out all kinds of food and bakes this sunshine looking pumpkin cranberry loaf bread! Taste so good on its own with a cuppa of hot coffee :) 

Bread making using sponge dough method

Recipe ref : 'Original Flavour' by Carol
Sponge Dough
  • 200gm bread flour
  • 3/4 tsp instant yeast
  • 130gm pumpkin puree

Main Dough
  • 1 portion sponge dough
  • 30gm bread flour
  • 50gm wholemeal flour
  • 65gm pumpkin puree
  • 20gm sugar
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 30gm olive oil
  • 40gm dried cranberries
  • beaten egg, for glazing

  1. Combine sponge dough ingredients (reserved 30gm) and knead for 8 mins till smooth and elastic. (gradually add in remaining puree if the dough is dry)
  2. Cover and place in a warm area to proof for 1 hour or until double in bulk.
  3. Main dough : Combine flour, puree (reserved 20gm), sugar, salt & oil in a mixing oil. Tear sponge dough in small pieces. Knead till dough is smooth and elastic. (add in remaining puree if necessary). Knead in dried cranberries evenly.
  4. Cover and proof in warm are for 1 hour or until double in bulk.
  5. Punch down dough to release gas. Knead lightly. Divide dough into 3 equal portions. Roll in round, cover and rest for 15 mins.
  6. On a lightly floured surface, roll out each dough into a 20cm x 30cm rectangle. Fold on the long side towards the centre of the dough. Roll on the short side like a swiss roll. Place it into a loaf pan.
  7. Cover and proof in a warm area for 1 hour or until it risen to the edge of the pan.
  8. Lightly glaze the surface with beaten egg. Bake in preheated oven at 180 deg cel for 40-45 mins until golden brown.
  9. Unmould the bread immediately and cool completely on a wire race before slicing.

This post is linked to the event Little Thumbs Up (Oct 2014 Event: PUMPKIN) organised by Zoe (Bake for Happy Kids) and Mui Mui (My Little Favourite DIY) and hosted by Eileen (Eileen's Diary)

3 comments: said...

I like the last photo, with cranberry and pumpkin seeds, your bread really awesome.

Miss B @ Everybody Eats Well in Flanders said...

This bread is so soft and fluffy! Pumpkin and cranberries, that fits our theme exactly. Ok, I am gonna bookmark this, thanks for sharing! =)

kitchen flavours said...

Wow, your pumpkin bread looks so soft and delicious! A cup of tea is nice indeed with a slice of your bread! Thanks for sharing with CYB!

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