Whole Wheat Pumpkin Bread

It is Halloween season, so it is raining pumpkin recipes all over the food blogs. yup, this month Baking Partner’s Challenge was suggeted by Tamy of 3 sides Crazy. She suggested 2 pumpkin bread recipes from King Arthur Flour website
I chose to bake yeast pumpkin bread.Oh my, we fell in love with this bread. It came out so soft n fluffy, i baked 2 loaves the same day.  I stays fresh for a week, when stored properly. It tastes yum when toasted with some cheese n pepper.
Ingredients
2 Cups Whole Wheat Flour
1 tbsp Sugar
1 tbsp Instant yeast
1/2 cup Pumpkin puree
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 Cup Warm Milk
1/2 Cup Warm Water
1 Tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
2 tbsp of Melon seeds/White Sesame seeds
Method
  • In a large bowl take flour, yeast,sugar  and salt together, whisk well for even mixing add add 1/4 cup warm water, sugar and yeast. Add Pumpkin Puree, warm milk and water and start making a dough. Knead into a soft dough. If needed use the other 1/4 cup of warm water.
  • Oil the bowl well, place the dough in it, cover it with a kitchen towel and let it rise for 1.5 hours or until doubled.
  • After the required time, Take dough out and punch out the air and knead well for a minute shape into a loaf. To shape it into a loaf, first roll it in to a rectangle and fold it like an envelope.
  • Place shaped dough in a greased bread pan. Brush the top with some milk, sprinkle some sesame/melon seeds on top.
  • Let it rise for another 30 minutes.Sprinkle oats on Bake in a preheated oven @ 200C for 35-40 minutes.
  • Remove from pan and cool for 10 minutes before slicing. Enjoy warm with a dollop butter/Nutella. 
  • Store in the refrigerator for upto a week.