A wonderful hearty pumpkin bread made in the machine. I make it every Thanksgiving. It’s not like your usual pumpkin breads (sweet breads) made for dessert, it’s more a serve-with-the-meal kind of bread.
Combine flour, yeast, sugar, pumpkin pie spice, salt, butter, pumpkin puree, water, and brandy in the bread machine in the order recommended by the manufacturer.
Select the Sweet or Basic/White cycle using the Light crust setting and start the machine. (To make the bread without a bread machine, see Editor’s Note.)
When the bread is done baking, remove it from the pan and allow to cool on a wire rack.
Per Serving: 250 calories; protein 7g; carbohydrates 45.8g; fat 3.9g; cholesterol 7.6mg; sodium 386.9mg.
The quality of the flour can make a real difference to your bread. Different makers do vary. Extra-strong or Canadian flours, which are naturally higher in gluten, may give you a best rise than standard bread flours – especially if you’re make wholemeal dough , which doesn’t always rise as well as clear bread.
To made this in a dough , add all the menus to your breadmaker and follow the manufacturer’s instructions.
A bread first rising can be make in the fridge overnight . This slows down the time it takes to rise to double its size, giving it a deeper flavour. It’s also a great timesaver , as you can start it night before , then clear it off the next day.