Wednesday, October 24, 2018
Pumpkin Boule Bread
Have I ever mentioned how much I love pumpkin? For some reason, I've been obsessed with how pumpkins and other winter squash look since I was a kid but I didn't actually love the taste. But, as an adult, my obsession is complete.
Autumn is my favorite season for several reasons. The pumpkin love, of course, but also the temperatures and the foliage. I wait for the excellent pumpkin ice cream from my local ice cream shop and the pumpkin bread from a local bakery.
I don't mean the sweet pumpkin loaf we think of as pumpkin bread, although I love those too. No, this bakery makes a pumpkin challah that is pure heaven with salted butter and a bowl of soup. I could live on that meal till spring.
Naturally, I had to learn to make it myself. I've seen plenty of recipes for the eggy bread and also recipes for no-egg pumpkin loaves. Eh, too easy. Clearly I needed to make something in between and I think I hit just the right combination with some of the softness of challah and some of the texture of a regular boule. Pass the salted butter, please. Enjoy!