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Hand-Baked Spiced Pumpkin Loaf

Hand-baked spiced pumpkin loaf

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This cute hand-baked spiced pumpkin loaf is the perfect centrepiece for any Halloween or Autumn dinner.

The cinnamon and ginger add a gentle heat to this delicious loaf, perfect for those Autumnal days.

Why not try making them into mini pumpkin rolls and enjoy with delicious soup, snuggled up inside on a cold winters day.

First time making bread? Why not check out our hand-baking bread FAQs to help you on your way.

Key Information

  • Prep:
  • Bake:
  • Serves:8
  • Skill level:easy

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Ingredients

For the dough

  • 70ml 2½ fl oz Milk
  • 250ml 8½ fl oz Warm water
  • 2tsp 2tsp Honey
  • 2tbsp 2tbsp Butter (unsalted)
  • 1tsp 1tsp Ginger (ground)
  • 230g 8⅛ oz Pumpkin purée canned
  • 1¼tsp 1 .25tsp Salt
  • 1tsp 1tsp Cinnamon
  • 720g 25½ oz Very strong white bread flour (we use Allinson) Very strong white bread flour
  • 1 1 Easy bake yeast sachet (7g) (we use Allinson)
  • 1 1 Egg(s) (free range) medium

For the topping

  • 1 1 Egg(s) (free range) beaten
  • Pumpkin seeds a handful

Change Units

The Method Enter Bake mode

  1. Classic mode Step 1

    Mix together all of the ingredients, gradually adding the liquid (you may not need to use it all) until it forms a soft dough.

    Ingredients for this step

    • 70ml 2½ fl oz Milk
    • 250ml 8½ fl oz Warm water
    • 2tsp 2tsp Honey
    • 2tbsp 2tbsp Butter (unsalted)
    • 1tsp 1tsp Ginger (ground)
    • 230g 8⅛ oz Pumpkin purée canned
    • 1¼tsp 1 .25tsp Salt
    • 1tsp 1tsp Cinnamon
    • 720g 25½ oz Very strong white bread flour (we use Allinson) Very strong white bread flour
    • 1 1 Easy bake yeast sachet (7g) (we use Allinson)
  2. Classic mode Step 2

    Knead for 10 minutes, or 5 if you are using a mixer with a dough hook.

  3. Classic mode Step 3

    Leave to prove until doubled in size.

  4. Classic mode Step 4

    Once proved, punch out the air in the dough and shape into either 8 equal sized rolls or one giant circular loaf.

  5. Classic mode Step 5

    Place onto a lined baking tray and using a sharp knife slice 5-6 slits into the side of the dough.

  6. Classic mode Step 6

    Cover with lightly oiled cling film and leave to prove again until it’s doubled in size.

  7. Classic mode Step 7

    Once proved, lightly brush with egg wash and sprinkle with pumpkin seeds.

    Ingredients for this step

    • 1 1 Egg(s) (free range) beaten
    • Pumpkin seeds a handful
  8. Classic mode Step 8

    Preheat the oven to 220°c (200°C fan, gas mark 7).

  9. Classic mode Step 9

    Bake the rolls for 15-20 minutes or the loaf for 25-30 minutes.

  10. Classic mode Step 10

    To check that the bread is baked throughout knock on the base, it should sound hollow.

  11. Classic mode Step 11

    Leave to cool on a wire rack before serving.