Total Time
2hrs 30mins
Prep 1 hr 55 mins
Cook 35 mins

A regular bread, not the sweet, cakelike type. Adapted from Breads of the World. Prep time includes rising time. Canned pumpkin is not recommended for this recipe.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Combine yeast, water and sugar. Let stand 5 minutes.
  2. Stir in salt and molasses.
  3. Stir in pumpkin and cloves.
  4. Slowly add flour, cup by cup, until the dough becomes stiff enough to knead.
  5. Place on a lightly floured surface and knead until smooth and elastic, about 10 minutes.
  6. Place in a large greased bowl.
  7. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled in bulk, about 45 minutes.
  8. Punch down and knead again for a few minutes.
  9. Divide dough in two, and place each piece in a greased 8"x4" loaf pan.
  10. Cover and let rise about 45 minutes more.
  11. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  12. Bake until crust is golden and loaves sound hollow when tapped, 35-40 minutes.