Thursday, March 17, 2011

Mini Pumpkin Bread


If you have read one of my earlier posts  Squash Muffin, you would have known how much I like pumpkin or squash in my baked goodies.  The reason  why I like it is, not just the flavour, the bright golden colour, which attracts me a lot.  There a tons of  yummy recipes for Pumpkin bread which you can find online, but this is my own version.
  
 It's just only two weeks for us to pack and move and I'm still baking and blogging, can you believe it?  Yes since we are moving, my books are already packed and I couldn't look for any recipe.  So I was searching for hours for pumpkin yeasted cakes, yes I did found some with sourdough, but I was looking for something quick , so I thought I'll try on my own.  In  my earlier days of cooking, I used to follow the recipe step by step i.e. if there is any single ingredient missing, I don't try to twist the recipe or making something on my own.  I used to think that the recipe will completely go wrong.  Gradually I developed myself to twist and change the recipes and use the available ingredients in my kitchen.

     When it comes to bread  I always followed the book or any recipe with very minor changes, this one is something which I never tried and I have no idea how it'll work.  You don't have to do any kneading for this bread, it's batter bread made in the cute little bundt pans.  You can also use a muffin tray if you want to. It was quite too airy than I excepted, that is because of the bicarbonate of soda which I added to the recipe.  You can skip the bicarb of soda if you want to, still you'll end up in a nice soft bread.

Preparation Time: 30 minutes
Cooking Time: 30 minutes
Makes 12 mini bundt breads

Ingredients:
Bread flour or plain flour- 300 g
Pumpkin puree- 150 g
Melted butter- 60 g
Eggs- 2
Warm milk- 180 ml
Dried yeast- 2 tsp
Bicarbonate of soda- 1/4 tsp
Orange juice- 2 tbsp
Grated orange zest- 1/2 tsp
Cinnamon powder- 1/2 tsp
Honey- 4 tbsp
Icing sugar- to dust on top

Note:
If you don't  want to use honey, replace honey with 100 g of white sugar.

Method:
To make Pumpkin puree:
Peel and chop 100 g of pumpkin, pressure cook it for 3 whistles by adding little water. Let it cool down for a while, then puree it in a blender.

Start making the bread by sifting the flour in a large bowl. Add yeast to the flour and mix it well.  Make a well in the center, add honey, eggs, melted butter, orange juice, orange zest, cinnamon powder and warm milk.  Mix it together with a spatula without ant lumps, it should be like a thick cake batter.  Cover the bowl with a cling film and keep it in a warm place.  Let it rise for 1 to 2 hours or until it looks doubled.  Take the bowl and add the bicarbonate of soda and mix well.
    Grease the bundt pans with butter.  Pour the batter till halfway in the pan.  Loosely cover the pan and keep it in a warm place for 30 minutes or until it reaches the top of the pan.  Meanwhile preheat the oven for 190 degree Celsius.  Bake the bread in the preheated oven for 25 to 30 minutes, until a skewer inserted comes out clean.  Take it out from the oven and let it sit in the pan for 5 minutes.  Then run a skewer around the edges of the pan and flip it upside down to remove it from the pan.  Dust the bread with icing sugar and serve.

This recipe goes to Bread Baking Day 38, Yeastspotting

105 comments:

Jean said...

they look wonderful. love how they are bite sized so that I can prevent myself from having too big a portion and none for the others! :P

alison said...

very pretty these little breads!

Three-Cookies said...

I haven't tried pumpkin bread but I know I will love it. And you are right, the golden color is really attractive

Anu Santanu said...

Cute little ones.. Looks delicious !!
Bhalo Khabo

Sarah Naveen said...

nice clicks..looks amazing!!! yumm!!

Archana said...

This is something that I will be trying soon now that I am gaining confidence in baking.

lena said...

you made them look so beautiful in minis! i might like to try this one day!

Deeksha said...

Gorgeous! looks delicious as well

S.Menaga said...

வாவ்வ் ரொமப் சூப்பரா இருக்கு,உடனே சாப்பிடனும் போல் இருக்கு..

The Sweetylicious said...

mini means i can eat more of it! (: i love it! and is so nicely baked! (:

Suja Sugathan said...

Love the vibrant color..looks super delicious breakfast.

Vimitha Anand said...

Oh My God, They look just perfectly baked and super soft... How did find time to make such a lovely looking bread amidst the packing dear?

Lauren Hairston said...

Looks delicious! I adore pumpkin. Good luck with your move; I know it can be stressful.

SravsCulinaryConcepts said...

Mini Pumpkin Beard looks so cute and yummy !!!

Reshmi Mahesh said...

Wow...pumpkin bread looks so yummy and must say that the pic is very cute

FunWidFud

SheenaBabu said...

yummy Bread

Asha said...

That looks perfectly moist n yummy...

Sweet Artichoke said...

Beautiful little pumpkin bread! They looks so moist and delicious! I am in love with this orange colour :-)

CaThY said...

Lovely bakes! You made me hungry at this hour!? ;)

n33ma said...

Looks very tempting,nice click.

Ana Rita said...

Uau!!!!So good, so good!!!

Great post!

Kisses,
Rita

harini-jaya said...

These cuties sure look good...was wondering what I could use to sud the eggs here..hmmm

Vidhya said...

Pumpkin Bread looks so beautiful.I am also in love with its beautiful color.

Paaka Shaale said...

Oh wow!!! I just loved the bread. There is something warm about them. Love they way you have photographed them :)

yummychunklet said...

I agree. The color is beautiful!

TipsNDeals said...

Wow!! realy so yummy and the bright color...too much hai dear...first time visitor n like ur blog and following u..

Lyndsey said...

These look delightful! My daughter would love these, she loves pumpkin baked goods.

Mari said...

They look delicious, and have a wonderful color and texture. Thanks for sharing the recipe :)

Priya said...

So cute and beautiful looking bread, adorable pumpkin bread..

aipi said...

I love mini version of things n these mini bundts look super cute..the texture - color both is perfect!

Panchpakwan said...

So yummy, falorful & cute mini pumpkin bread..

Hema Mahen said...

Looks wonderful and nice color....like presentation

Shanavi said...

Wow... U alwyas score when comes to presentation..As awalys, REcipe rocks..

Vandana Rajesh said...

They look so good..lovely pictures.

Only Fish Recipes said...

gr8 presentation ! they look so cute n absolutely yum ! surely will try sometimes !

Ananda Rajashekar said...

Gosh they look just too beautiful!

Mariam Abidha said...

looks too yummy........hope u continue blogging even after u settled down.there r many like waiting for ur recipes.....inshaAllah.

Torviewtoronto said...

bread looks delicious lovely individual bread

divya said...

Looks so gorgeous and inviting...

Smitha said...

they surely look so beautiful and yummy!...gorgeous color indeed!...truly delish!
Smitha
Smitha's Spicy Flavors

Ila said...

Yummy and looks inviting and tempting :)

Nieza said...

wow...looks yummy..nice presentation..:)

Viki's Kitchen said...

Cute lil bread...so bright and flavorful. awesome dear!

muppy said...

This looks absolutely delicious, i will be saving this to make. I have a slight obsession with pumpkin at the moment!

Krithi's Kitchen said...

This looks absolutely gorgeous... Yummy recipe..

http://krithiskitchen.blogspot.com
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Edible Art said...

i use to make so much pumpkin bread when i was younger.. now i miss this , will def. try again to re-live my childhood memories (:

Suhaina said...

wow..sure looks very tempting...lovely clicks too...i will have to try it I think...looks yummy..
where are u going dear?????

Now Serving said...

Aww.. mini bundt look precious and delicious!

j3ss kitch3n said...

beautiful colors! love to have some of them!

MaDiHaA a.k.a Ratna said...

look very tempting & of course it's tasty too.. I love pumpkin...

Hamaree Rasoi said...

What a wonderful bread. Love the way you have made pumpkin bread looks so attractive. Can't take my eyes off it.

Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

Suman Singh said...

This is a delicious combo..Your bread/cake looks yummy and soft..

SouthindianHome said...

Wow. Looks wonderful.Your making my todo list (bookmarked recipes from your site) long.. :-)

SouthindianHome said...

Regarding your question on Kasi Halwa, I have once prepared it using Yellow pumpkin and I didn't see any major difference in taste. However traditionally only white pumpkin is used

Rekha shoban said...

looks cute n perfect pumpkin!

indugetscooking said...

As always, the pics look perfect.

Nithya said...

Wow.. fantastic bread. I have never tried pumpkin in bread. Your post is tempting me now. bookmarking this recipe :)

I totally love the mini bundt shape :)

Reshmi said...

delicious bread.. i love its vibrant color!!

retete- ina said...

wow,yummy,i will try it,thank you for recipe

Gayathri Kumar said...

Mini breads look so cute..

Min {Honest Vanilla} said...

Oh this has to be the cutest bundt ever! I've been meaning to get the mould but just never got around to it :P I'm definitely bookmarking this recipe!

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inahar ali said...

salam, thnx 4 visiting my blog..ur's is even better with fabulous menu & wonderful pics..allow me to link ur blog ya!

Fajeeda said...

nice one ayeesha..........cute also .....actually i didn't bake anything with pumpkin.becos i don't know how it taste.but i'll try anything very soon u making me so tempting to bake something with pumpkin.....pumpkin is our family fav actually...so hope everybody will like...thanx for sharing these.......

Rookie Qookie said...

These really look gr8 :)

Cheers,
Reshmi

Shobha said...

Awesome !

kaveri said...

Delicious looking Pumpkin Bread. Love the clicks too.

spontaneous-euphoria said...

they look so moist!!

An Open Book said...

oooh that looks absolutely delicious...not to mention beautiful

Priti said...

Looks so pretty n yum ...

Rosemary said...

Gorgeous! Thank you for your comment on my blog. This way you made me aware of your wonderful blog and amazing recipes!
Ciao ciao!

Plateful said...

This looks awesome- cute shape and beautiful color! I have to give credit to you Ayeesha for multitasking- packing, cooking and sharing your recipes with us- thanks girl! Good luck with everthing!

Vivienne said...

this looks delicious and almost like a donut! ;)
good on you for being able to tweak recipes and not following a particular recipe! sometimes i worry about having to throw all my hard work away so i try not to change too much things...haha need to be more bold!

Naz said...

Wow! What a yummy and wonderful pumpkin bread you made.. If I'm your neighbour, can I have some? :))
Thanks for visiting my blog.. You have a very wonderful blog..

Allow me to link your blog to my blog okey! Nice to know you!

Naz said...

I follow you too..

Rachu said...

WOW... i loved it.. super clicks too..

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Cookette said...

These are beautiful! Love the way they look and i bet they taste even better :)

Paola said...

mmmmh si sente anche il profumo...che bontà...sei bravissima,complimenti...
ps: le tue foto sono bellissime!
Paola

Sushma Mallya said...

They look so beautiful, lovely colour too:)

Catherine said...

These look so beautiful and very moist..I love the color the pumpkin provides also but even more wonderful is the nutrition it provides. Simply beautiful...Blessings, Catherine xo

Rumana Rawat said...

Happy Holi!!!! That is awesome...

Suchi said...

Looks gorgeous- loved the recipe!

saffronstreaks said...

they look so adorable and wonderful
I havent tried but love to
looks gorgeous

Vimitha Anand said...

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dZana said...

thanks for visiting my blog.. pumpkin bread looks so yummmyyyy...

Kamakshi Prasanna said...

awesome!! I will have to try this..new to me.

Ayu Safieza said...

Here me again....Assalamualaikumwbh....I can't wait to try my hands on mini pumpkin bread....:) looks yummy..

Hannah said...

These are so pretty! Sparkly sugar awesomeness :)

Hannah said...

These are so pretty! Sparkly sugar awesomeness :)

Nammi said...

wow, looks nice, although i am not the biggest pumpkin fan

Katerina said...

They look so sweet and cute!And they must be very tasty too!

Von said...

These are so cute! I need to get myself some mini bundt pans too :) I love the colour of these breads! I can totally see why you love baking with pumpkin and squash so much! haha..... I still follow recipes quite closely, though not as much as when I started baking :D

PriyaVaasu said...

Looks So Cute!!!!!

JishasKItchen said...

bread looks perfect and tempting...very nice..

Anita said...

It looks so perfect.

kitchenmorph said...

oh you moving? me moving too...we keep moving almost every year and i can feel the exhaustion in my bones...tht's when i blog hop!

my mum and aunt very fond of breads and we're yet to make our first bread. i read this doesn need kneading and pumpkins are always available my home town...so this is our debut i guess!

thank you!

Wattie said...

Salam,
This is amazing....

Ambreen said...

Wow! Looks fantastic... very nice color & so tempting.

Deepa Praveen said...

wow wonderful so lovely it is. Delicious and I got a lovely award for u in my blog.

Have a nice day.

Deepa

A little bit of everything said...

i love pumpkin and squash in baked good, love their natural sweetness but never tried a pumpkin yeast bread. bookmarking this to try asap. Thanks for sharing

norem said...

saya suka bengkang labu yg garing.

Pavithra said...

I not sure how i missed this post.. the bread looks absolutely cute and love the recipe Ayeesha.

Cindystar said...

they sound delicious, so cute and nice!
thanks for participating, recap will be on line in a few hours but will email you then.
have a nice week!

GStaples said...

These look sooo good and delicious!!! I too love breads made with different squashes.

GStaples said...

These look sooo good! I too love breads made with squashes.

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