A Bread A Month: Aug 2013: Pumpkin Walnut Raisin Loaf

Pumpkin Walnut Raisin loaf
The gooey dough
After a 2-hour rise
Gooey dough in pan before second rise
Freshly-baked Pumpkin Walnut Raisin loaf
Impressed by the brownness
Breakfast

 

There was a can of pumpkin puree taunting me in the kitchen, so I turned it into a loaf of bread, assisted by pumpkin pie spice, walnuts and raisins (in place of cranberries). The recipe makes for 3 loaves, but I ended up with 1. Did I triple the calories of one slice? What did I do wrong, Julia Child? It tasted great, anyhow — a crossover between cake and bread. (Brioche, actually.)

 

Happy to be back, experimenting with bread, after a 2-month hiatus. My next try could be croissant. I sort of miss those buttery Gipfeli in Switzerland, and haven’t had one in months…

 

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