This was my first time ever to make bread with yeast; I've only attempted the sweet breads before that don't require yeast (i.e. banana bread, pumpkin bread). I didn't know what to expect as far as flavor, but very pleased with the result. The squash doesn't add any flavor to the bread; it comes out tasting like the plain loaves that my mom made at home during my childhood, but it definitely makes it more moist than a regular bread recipe. And I like knowing that I'm getting my DH & DD to eat more veggies! I've never had challah, so I can't compare that as the other reviewers did. Overall, this was an easy recipe to follow, and tastes very good.
I must say this a very forgiving recipe. Made it yesterday in my mixer. To make a very long story short. Did everything & had put the dough into bowl for 1st rise,when I discovered I had flour left over & had not put in the milk. So I took DOUGH out of the bowl put in the milk & remaning flour mix again, put back into bowl for the rise, then into pans, rise again then baked. YAHOO!!!BREAD WAS PERFECT. So for those who are not bakers this is "IT". bread was very tender & "WONDERFUL. Even f you make a mistake don't fret. I'm 74, & a wonderful bake....PLEASE TRY IT..... Pat in Tucson
This bread is both delicious and beautiful. It reminds me of brioche, only easier to make. It was moist without being soggy or mushy in any way (the way a quick bread can). It was a good, simple yeasty bread with only the slightest hint of sweetness. This recipe is definitely a keeper. I personally had trouble getting the loaf to come out of the (greased) pan, so next time, I intend on lining the pan with parchment paper.
What a fantastic bread! You can either impress your friends as it sounds like a gourmet bread, or not tell your family and they'll have eaten more veggies the sneaky way lol.
Bread was moist, outside looked like a perfect artisan bread. I didn't have the smaller loaf pans so I split the recipe into 2 - 9"x5.5" pans. Baked for 30 minutes & turned out beautifully. Thanks for sharing the recipe :)
My husband really liked this bread. I halved the recipe because that's how much squash I had, but it took way more flour than what half would have been. I mixed it in my bread machine, so maybe that's why. It came out great, though, and I agree that it tastes like challah.
I liked that you can't really taste the squash in this bread---got my little one to eat some veggies without him knowing!!!! Made 3 nice, light loaves. I also used half wheat flour.
Took this to Easter dinner and all three loaves were gobbled up. Next day my bro put on Facebook that I make the best bread in the whole world. Thanks for the recipe!
The color of this bread just cannot be beat - beautiful and golden - need to remember this one for rolls at Thanksgiving. I did need quite a bit more flour than the recipe called for in order to get a good dough. For some reason it took a rather long time to rise the first time, but rose normally after the loaves were shaped. Excellent use for butternut squash.
This bread is really good. The dough is very moist.
Absolutely divine! Because of the eggs and butter, it's similar in taste/feel to a brioche or challah. Will make again!