This Whole Wheat Pumpkin Challah is an easy to make homemade bread that is perfect for fall or any time you are craving pumpkin bread.
I have a wonderful treat for you today. The talented Roxana of A Treats Affair (formerly known as Roxana's Home Baking) is visiting the asylum today to share a recipe with all of us.
Honestly, I love Roxana's blog, she is so creative and knowledgeable. We met through Foodbuzz back when it was the place for us food bloggers to connect.
I am hoping to be well enough in a couple of months to actually get to meet Roxana in person. We are both planning on attending the same event, so let's all cross our fingers I get the okay to do small trips from my doctor.
I'm hoping against hope I am able to go since I'm super excited to be able to sit down and talk to her in person. Maybe whoop it up a little. Well, as much as us moms actually whoop things up I suppose.
I promised Roxana we'd all skype her daughter while we're there. She may think her mom has been kidnapped by a bunch of lunatics. She may not be that far off the mark.
Hello Kim's lovely readers!
Those of you who don't know me, I'm Roxana, the baker, photographer, writer and dish cleaner behind A Treats Affair.
I'm a stay at home mom and wife juggling between kitchen and playroom and everything in between. My little lady bug is soon to be three and I'm her favorite play-pal. From tea parties and picnic with the dolls to cookie baking, we do everything together.
I'm happy to be here and share this whole wheat pumpkin challah recipe with you.
Let me go back a little bit and share a secret.
When Kim asked me to guest post for her I was debating if I should make a turtle something (since as you probably know that's her weakness) or candy something.
In the end I decided to go with a pumpkin Hersey's kisses brownie but this week is bread-tastic week on A Treats Affair so here I'm with a loaf of bread combining my passion for yeast baking and the wonderful warming fall flavors.
If you'd like to win a box of goodies from Red Star Yeast you can enter here and check out my homemade croissants.
I know some of you might say " oh no, yeast! SCARY!!!! RUN!!!" but please, give me 5 minutes to explain.
Baking with yeast is such a wonderful thing. You mix it with water and wait for the foam to appear, then with a handful of ingredients and a lot of love and patience you watch it come to life.
And then, the smell takes over the kitchen while the bread is in the oven. There's nothing in this world as comforting as the smell of freshly baked bread.
Take the loaf when it's done baking and share it with your loved ones. Toss a salad, a bowl of hearty soup, spread some butter on the warm bread and enjoy!
More Bread Recipes:
- Apple Rosemary Focaccia
- Banana Coconut Sweet Bread
- Peanut Butter Chocolate Banana Bread with Walnuts
- Momzie's Banana Bread
- One Hour Bread
- Harvest Bread
- Cinnamon Pull Apart Bread
- Chocolate Bread
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Whole Wheat Pumpkin Challah
- In a mixing bowl add ½ cup flour, ½ cup water and yeast. Stir and leave at room temperature until foamy and has a spongy texture.
- Add the pumpkin, eggs, oil, honey and salt and with the dough hook on start mixing.
- Slowly add the remaining 4 ½ cups flour and mix until the dough forms a ball and comes clean from the sides of the bowl.
- Take the dough out and place it in an oiled bowl. Cover with plastic foil and leave at room temperature until doubled in size. (This generally takes 1 hour minimum, or up to 3 hours)
- When risen, divide the dough in 6 pieces and either braid two loaves or one big loaf.
- Place the braid(s) on a cookie sheet, cover with plastic foil and leave at room temperature until doubled in size. (This generally takes 1 hour minimum, or up to 3 hours)
- Meanwhile preheat the oven to 375F.
- Just before baking, brush the loaves with the egg wash and sprinkle sesame seeds on top (optional)
- Bake for 40 minutes or until slightly brown and it smells wonderful.
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