Sunday, October 9, 2016

grandma's cookbook - Butternut Squash Bread!

The other day my daughter-in-law gave me a beautiful butternut squash, so I decided to look for a recipe I could use it in to make bread in my bread machine. After looking at several, I settled on one, which I have to say made the most amazing bread!!! My grandsons gave it big thumbs up!!! 

So, today I'm happy to share it with you - along with the few changes I made to the recipe. You'll find the recipe at this link and I changed it in the following ways . . . 
  • I used butternut squash - which I cooked with a little apple just for the fun of it - and the extra flavor!
  • I did not use the vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg or cloves as I planned to use the bread with a pork loin and oven roasted potato/squash/carrot cubes and didn't want a "dessert" flavor to the bread.
  • I used only white flour - I would have used the wheat, but did not have any.
  • I think I missed putting in the butter - the bread was delicious without it, but I love butter and will likely include it in my next loaf!
When the bread machine got to the place where I had to check it to see if it needed a little more flour - it did. I had to add probably another cup, but the end result was great! I just kept adding a bit at a time and making sure the dough ball worked the flour in, until the dough ball was not sticky and looked like it had enough flour.

The finished bread smelled amazing, was so tall, so soft, so tasty . . . just wonderful! I'm making more today or tomorrow.

Enjoy!

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