December 26, 2011

Taste of Home Seeded Butternut Squash Bread

I have been on a bread kick lately. Approximately five years back my mother-in-law gave me her old bread machine. I used it like crazy until I broke it after about a year of use. Instead of buying another one I taught myself to make my own bread from scratch. I quickly learned that kneading and baking bread can be very therapeutic and relaxing. Now I make bread at least twice a week and will never go back to buying store bought bread again. Since I make bread so frequently I am always looking for new recipes to try. The December/January 2012 issue of Taste of Home magazine had a recipe for Seeded Butternut Squash Bread which looked delicious and different than the usual bread I make.

This recipe has 12 ingredients. It takes 45 minutes of preparation plus rising and 20 minutes of baking and makes 18 servings. I had no problems finding any of the ingredients at my local grocery store. I chose to use pepitas since they are now readily available in my area and everyone in my family loves the taste. The dough is very sticky and it is tempting to add more flour, but refrain, it ends up fine with the amount of ingredients specified. I did find that my bread took longer to bake in the oven than the suggest 18-23 minutes, I would guess approximately 30 minutes total. I followed the remainder of the recipe as written.

I loved the butternut squash in this bread. It gives the recipe a sweet undertone without having to add a lot of sugar. My husband thought that the bread was a little too sweet for his tastes. After sitting in the fridge overnight this bread made a great breakfast with melted butter than both my boys and I enjoyed. This recipe would be a great side for a brunch with eggs or other breakfast foods. I will definitely add this to my Easter brunch menu.

For the recipe go to Seeded Butternut Squash Bread.

18 comments:

  1. This bread looks yummy! I hope your holiday season has been going well and wish you all the very best for 2012!

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  2. Looks tasty!

    Passing through & following for the Reflexions hop :-)

    TToria @ http://ttoria.blogspot.com

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  3. First time here via Welcome Wednesday & following you. I am also hosting a linky party.Pl join where possible.
    Midweek Fiesta @Wednesday

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  4. @Judy Thanks, it really was yummy :) Happy holidays to you too, have a great new year!

    @TToria Thanks :) Followed you back! Have a great day!

    @Amy Followed you back :) Thanks for the heads up about the hop!

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  5. Your bread looks yummy! :D I am Holly from the 40th birthday bash blog hop. Today is my birthday. :D I would love for you to follow me back. I am now following your blog. I look forward to reading your posts. http://foreverateenonline.blogspot.com/

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  6. @Glad Thanks :) I already follow you on facebook and your blog, thanks for following me. Have a great birthday!

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  7. Now I'm craving! That looks yummy! Please send me some :P. I'm Emma from ladysoda and I am officially following your blog (FB fanpage and GFC). Have a great holiday!

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  8. @Emma Thanks, it really was yummy :) I would send you some if you lived close! Followed you back, have a great week!

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  9. Wow, does that ever look delicious and so different! I'm going to try this for New Year's - thanks!

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  10. @Krista It really is delicious and looks great on the table! Hope you like the recipe!

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  11. How different! Never thought to make a bread with squash. I am so glad I checked with out. Happy SITS day!

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  12. Very clever what you're doing and interesting. However, the recipe link took me to a spot I'd have to register into in order to get to the recipe and I'm not interested in that. I'd rather either find the recipe right on the blog page or a link that takes me directly to the actual recipe.

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    1. I might have to make a post on this in order that people understand about copyright. It is the decision of the magazine whether they chose to make a recipe only viewable by registration or not. This recipe requires registration in order to view online. I do not re-print recipes on my site. It is against copyright to print a recipe from another source without changing the written instructions. I choose to take it one step further and respect the fact that I have followed the recipe exactly and therefore not to reprint the recipe at all. There are far too many bloggers that don't feel the need to respect this copyright law and do not follow these rules. It is these bloggers that are causing magazines to restrict access to those that are registered with the site. I feel very strongly about this issue! If you have a problem with this than you can chose to not view my site, but it is not something that I will change.

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    2. As a food blogger, I much appreciate this sentiment. Way to hold your ground and give respect to the creators and publishers of the original recipes. I just found your blog through SITS and I'm completely smitten. I love your approach!

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    3. Thanks For the sweet comments :) I am going to add a page with the reason I don't post the actual recipes. I think there are too many people that don't understand that you can't just copy something from another site and everything is okay. I'm off to check out your site!

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  13. I love squash but I kind of scared of it in bread. I will need to give it a shot.

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    1. It sounds different, but it is delicious I promise :)

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