Halloween or Fall Porcupine Bread

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“Because it is strangely ugly in appearance, children and adults think it is Halloween, but can also be fall. A porcupine is an odd creature that can easily be thought of as Halloween in it's looks I think. With thanks to Red Star yeast sent by Barbaja W.”
3hrs 41mins
2 loaves

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In large mixer bowl, combine 2 cups bread flour, rolled oats, yeast sugar and salt, mix well.
  2. Heat buttermilk, water and oil until very warm (120-130°F).
  3. Add to flour mixture.
  4. Blend at low speed until moistened beat 3 minutes at medium speed.
  5. By hand with a spoon gradually stir in sunflower seeds, sesame seeds and enough remaining flour to make a firm dough.
  6. Knead on a floured surface until smooth and elastic 5-8 minutes dough may be slightly sticky.
  7. Place in greased bowl rotating to grease top.
  8. Cover with a cloth let rise until double in size about one hour 30 minutes if quick rise yeast.
  9. Punch down dough.
  10. Divide into two parts shape into loaves and place in greased 9x5-inch bread or loaf pans.
  11. Cover, let rise in warm place again until double in size about one hour or 1/2 hour if quick rise yeast.
  12. Brush tops of loaves with an egg wash which means 1 egg blended with one tablespoon water.
  13. Sprinkle additional sunflower and sesame seeds on loaves bake 375°F until golden brown.
  14. Remove from pans while still warm.
  15. Cool on cooling rack.

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