Squash Braid

mary Armstrong

By
@emit1961

This is a hearty bread that is excellent in the fall when the garden vegetables are ripe. The butternut squash is a wonderful surprise. We often have this with soup or stew.


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Serves:
16 slices
Prep:
2 Hr 30 Min
Cook:
30 Min

Ingredients

BREAD

1 pkg
yeast
2 Tbsp
warm water (110-115 degrees)
1 c
mashed cooked butternut squash
1/3 c
warm milk (110-115 degrees)
1/4 c
butter, softened
1
egg
3 Tbsp
brown sugar, firmly packed
1/4 tsp
salt
3-3 1/2 c
all purpose flour

GLAZE

1
egg
1 Tbsp
water

Step-By-Step

1In small bowl, dissolve yeast in water.

2In mixing bowl, combine squash, milk, butter, egg, br. sugar and salt. Mix well. Add yeast mixture and 1 1/2 cups flour; mix well.

3Add enough remaining flour to form a soft dough. Turn onto a floured surface.

4Knead until smooth and elastic, about 6-8 minutes. Place in a greased bowl, turn once to grease top. Cover, let rise in warm place until doubled, about 1 hour.

5Punch down dough. Divide into thirds, roll each third into 18 inch rope. Place on greased baking sheet. Braid ropes together, pinch ends. Cover, let rise to double. About 30 minutes.

6Combine glaze ingredients and brush over bread.

7Bake in a pre-heated 350 degree oven for 25-30 minutes or until golden. Remove from pan and cool on a wire rack.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Savory Breads, Other Breads