Trinidad Pumpkin Bread

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“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.”
2hrs 30mins
2 loaves

Ingredients Nutrition


  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.

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