Well…not a surprise to those who have read this blog before…this one I knew would take an open mind. I think I am learning through this I tend to be a simple eater. 🙂 The pumpkin bread alone sounded great but with all the add-ins, not so much. But being true to the process here I wanted to make it the first time the way it was suppose to go because who knows…I might find I like it right?!… and what about my awesome tasting crew…they seem to be up for anything!! 🙂 If you would like to try baking this bread, visit Rebecca‘s blog and check out the recipe.
This bread takes some planning. I went to bake it and realized it takes two days…it requires an overnight “resting” period. Thank goodness I didn’t wait until the last minute! Other than it taking a while I thought the bread was pretty easy to make.
I did have two observations that I will be curious to see if others found as well.
I thought there was too much mixed into the dough…and not just because I wouldn’t like it haha! It just seemed more like fruit and nuts with some dough rather than dough with some fruit and nuts. 🙂 It was a challenge to get it all mixed and then spread out… and I didn’t even have the full amount since the packaging was a little off and I didn’t want to buy the large bag of each ingredient.
I also had a hard time getting this dough to rise…it was nothing like the wheat loaves. Maybe it was because of the pumpkin, fruit and nuts?
I didn’t have the 3 mini pans so I used two regular ones…maybe that added to the problem. It looks like they are mini anyway 🙂
We are still having a really hot days here so it hardly feels like fall, more like the middle of August!…Even though the air conditioner was on…these made you think of fall…they smelled amazing while they baked! I was actually really proud of myself…yes, I tried a slice; toasted with butter and you know what…it was pretty good. I had used dried cranberries and I do like those. For me, I just wouldn’t go back for seconds but my tasting crew on the other hand thought it was amazing! Makes me wonder about myself…I think I need to expand my horizons ha ha! So apparently my vote does not count on this recipe…everyone said this one is a keeper!! 🙂
I do love a good bagel though, so stayed tuned for the next recipe!! 🙂 That one looks like a challenge but one that is right up my alley!..simple and plain ha ha!