Golden Raisin Pumpkin Bread

Recipe by Kim D.
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READY IN: 3hrs 35mins
YIELD: 2 loaves
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Scald milk; stir in pumpkin, shortening, sugar, salt and spices.
  • Cool to luke warm.
  • Sprinkle yeast on warm water; stir to dissolve.
  • To the yeast, add 3 cups flour, the milk mixture, and eggs.
  • Beat with electric mixer at medium speed for 2 minutes, scraping the bowl occasionally.
  • Stir in raisins (if desired).
  • Mix in enough remaining flour, a little at a time, first with a spoon and then with hands, to make a dough that leaves the sides of bowl.
  • Turn onto lightly floured counter.
  • Knead until smooth and elastic, 8-10 minutes.
  • (This step could probably be done with a KitchenAid Mixer and a bread hook for several minutes).
  • Place dough in a lightly greased bowl and turn over to grease top.
  • Cover and let rise in warm place until doubled in size (about 1- 1 1/2 hours).
  • Punch down.
  • Turn out onto counter and divide dough in half.
  • Shape in loafs and place in 2 greased 9X5X3-inch loaf pans.
  • Brush tops of loaves with melted butter.
  • Cover and let rise until almost doubled, about 50 minutes.
  • Bake in a preheated oven at 375°F for about 35 minutes, or until bread tests done.
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