Fall time to me means pumpkin recipes. This is a great bread to make for Thanksgiving breakfast. It is a gooey, sweet, fluffy amazing bread of wonderful fall tastes.
PULL APART PUMPKIN BREAD WITH A MAPLE GLAZE
*2 tablespoons butter
*1/2 cup whole milk
*1 (envelope) active dry yeast or 2 1/4 teaspoons
*3/4 cup pumpkin puree
*1/4 cup granulated sugar
*1 teaspoon salt
*2 1/2 cups bread flour, sifted
*1 cup granulated sugar
*2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
*1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
Maple Glaze Ingredients:
*2 1/2 tablespoons butter
*1/4 cup brown sugar
*1 cup powdered sugar
*1/2 teaspoon maple flavoring
~In a medium saucepan, over medium heat, brown 2 tablespoons butter.
~Allow the butter to bubble up and turn a golden brown, but be careful not to burn it.
~Remove from heat and add milk.
~Return to the burner and heat through.
~Pour the mixture into a large mixing bowl.
~Allow hot mixture to cool down to warm (about 110 degrees).
~Add yeast & 1/4 cup granulated sugar and allow to sit for 10 minutes.
~Add pumpkin puree, salt & 1 cup flour.
~Mix, add rest of flour, 1/2 cup at a time, mixing between each addition.
~Knead dough, until dough is smooth & elastic and a little sticky.
~Place dough into greased large bowl, and cover with plastic wrap.
~Allow to rise is a warm, draft free, area for 90 minutes, until doubled in size.
~In a medium saucepan, brown 2 tablespoon butter, careful not to let it burn.
~Remove from stove.
~Add 1 cup granulated sugar, cinnamon & nutmeg and mix, set aside.
~Grease & lightly flour a 9x5 inch loaf pan.
~Once dough has doubled in size, punch it down and turn onto a lightly floured surface.
~Knead for 2 minutes.
~Allow dough to rest for 5 minutes.
~Roll dough into a 20x12 inch rectangle.
~Sprinkle dough with the cinnamon sugar mixture and press gently into dough.
~Cut into 6 strips.
~Lay the strips on top on each other
~Cut stacked strips into 6 even squares.
~Stack dough strips vertically into prepared loaf pan.
~Cover with plastic wrap and let rise for 45 minutes.
~Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
~Bake for 35-40 minutes, or until a dark golden brown.
~Use a butter knife to loosen all the sides of the bread.
~Gently turn it onto a plate.
~Place another plate on top of the bread and flip it right side up.
Maple Glaze Directions:
~In a small saucepan, over medium-high heat, mix butter, milk & brown sugar.
~Bring to a boil and remove from stove.
~Stir in maple flavoring & powdered sugar.
~Whisk until it's smooth.
~Drizzle over top of bread.