This makes a nice bread. I used the bread machine to mix and knead the dough then finished it in the oven. 1 cup of flour was switched to whole wheat and I upped the cinnamon to 1 tsp and used 1/2 a tsp of ginger and turmeric in the amount ask for yet there is still something missing in the flavor. I didn't glaze it but I doubt that would impact the flavor. I don't think it needed any more sugar, this was sweet enough for my taste. If I make it again I'll add some vanilla and more cinnamon and ginger or perhaps cumin. The recipe works quite well and bakes up nicely.
I made this last night and what a beautiful loaf! I made a few changes that might help with the flavor issue that people are talking about. I used molasses instead of brown sugar. I happened to not have saffron or turmeric so I used a curry spice blend...awesome! I did happen to add too much cinnamon but that was my mistake (stupidly poured it over the container) but it didn't hurt the flavor. I just won't make that mistake next time.
I didn't do the wash, but instead added 2 tbs pumpkin seeds before the first rise. It embedded the pumpkin seeds into the crust and AWESOME!
Will definitely make this again.
I made the bread with canned pureed pumpkin. This bread has a great texture and makes a beautiful loaf but taste wise it either needed more spices or more sugar. I made it totally in the bread machine, and did not glaze it but I'm sure that wouldn't have helped the bread flavor.
Made for Veg 'N Swap tag.
I wish I could give this more than 5 stars. This bread is SPECTACULAR! I made it two weeks in a row, and both times is was scarfed up. The 1st time, I made it for a dinner of 6 people, and had not one crumb left -- people were fighting over who got the last of it! :) Even folks who don't usually like pumpkin loved it. I had to do without the saffron, but otherwise made as directed. Thank you SO MUCH for sharing!
I made this on my Kitchen Aid but with some amount changes, this definately needed more sugar, I used 1-1/2 tablespoons dry yeast and increased the water by 1/2 cup, I also increased the salt by 1/2 teaspoon. I like the combination of spices in this bread, thanks Rita!...Kitten:)