Thursday, December 1, 2011

Herbed Pumpkin Whole Wheat Bread

When Champa announced her interesting event Bake-A-Thon calling food bloggers to bake anything as eggtarian or vegetarian for this whole month of December..Immediately i mailed her as i want to be a part of this amazing event, for me baking and cooking is a kind of therapy to get ride out of my stresses,obviously how can i miss this event, so this month is gonna be a baking month for me..I already started baking some variety of breads,cookies,savouries and cakes..Anything baked can be part of this baking marathon,thanks to champa for accepting me to be a part of this event.

Few days back my neighbour gave a big pumpkin which she brought from her garden, after making few soups and curries,i turned the leftover pumpkin chunks as puree by pressure cooking them..I used those pumpkin puree and few spices to make out this beautiful looking bread along with whole wheat flour,they turned super prefect,serve it with a bowl of soup or as a sandwich, am damn sure you will have a satisfying dinner or a meal..These healthy slices of breads suits prefectly even when they are served along with grilled meats,omlettes or simply as a toast.

2cups Whole Wheat flour
1/4cup Pumpkin Puree
1tsp Cumin seeds
1tbsp Active dry yeast
1/4cup Luke warm water
3tbsp Olive oil
1tsp Salt
1/2tsp Sugar
1/2tsp Red chilly flakes
1tbsp Dry parsley leaves
1tbsp Chopped coriander leaves
Few sesame seeds

Add the active dry yeast to the luke warm water with sugar and salt, let them sit in a warm place for 5minutes, until the yeast turns foamy.

Meanwhile mix together the whole wheat flour,red chilly flakes, cumin seeds, chopped coriander leaves, dry parsley leaves in a large bowl, add gradually the foamy yeast,pumpkin puree,warm water (if needed) with olive oil and turn everything as soft and stiff dough.

Grease a bowl and place the dough, let it sit for two hour in a warm place..

Preheat the oven to 350F,line a baking sheet over a baking tray, grease loaf mould with olive oil..punch the dough down,knead well and form as a loaf,brush the top with oil and sprinkle the sesame seeds..bake for 20-25minutes until the crust turns golden brown..Let it cool completely..

Serve with any spreads,soups or simply with cheese..


39 comments:

Francesca said... Reply To This Comment

I bought lots of pumpkin yesterday... now I know what to do with it, delicious, I love wholewheat bread but I never thought of putting pumpkin in it. Great idea. Have a nice weekend!

srividhya Ravikumar said... Reply To This Comment

wow..tempting bread and lovely colour..

Kaveri said... Reply To This Comment

An awesome bake.
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Champa said... Reply To This Comment

Cool bread. So I am not the only one to still use pumpkin after thanksgiving is over.

Chandrani said... Reply To This Comment

Lovely pumpkin bread..

Deeksha said... Reply To This Comment

healthy n delicious bread.

Shanthi said... Reply To This Comment

Awesome and perfectly baked. Can smell the aroma of herbs!!!!

MyKitchen Flavors-BonAppetit!. said... Reply To This Comment

Flavorful and healthy Bake.Luv it

Jyoti said... Reply To This Comment

Good one.. Kudos for taking up this Marathon Task!

Sushma Mallya said... Reply To This Comment

Love the texture of the bread Priya...looks yummy!

Rani acharyulu said... Reply To This Comment

Wow,nice way of using veggies in bread recipe, looks delicious.

veena krishnakumar said... Reply To This Comment

I have some pumpkin puree too...thanks for this savoury idea...looks great Priya

Puja said... Reply To This Comment

Perfect slices n a very healthy bake! Kudos!
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Sumi said... Reply To This Comment

great recipe and good luck on your Bake-A-thon :)

kitchen flavours said... Reply To This Comment

A lovely loaf of bread. Love the addition of pumpkin!

Valarmathi Sanjeev said... Reply To This Comment

bread looks perfect and yummy...nice recipe.

Prathima Rao said... Reply To This Comment

Healthy & nutritive..Nice texture too ;)
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sangee vijay said... Reply To This Comment

wonderful recipe and perfectly baked...loved this savory bread n wanna try it soon!!!
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vidhas said... Reply To This Comment

awesome bread, all the best to ur BAKE A THON, I admire your passion to paost everyday.

Plateful said... Reply To This Comment

Lovely! I have all the ingredients except the pumpkin. I've so caught the baking bug, and I feel like trying this!

SpicyTasty said... Reply To This Comment

Beautiful and tempting pic.

Ivy said... Reply To This Comment

Priya, this sounds amazing. I can imagine this bread with some soup. Delicious! (I still cannot post a comment as I have tried several times).

Ivy said... Reply To This Comment

Priya, this sounds amazing. I can imagine this bread with some soup. Delicious!

S.Menaga said... Reply To This Comment

loved this savoury pumpkin bread,yumm..

Richa said... Reply To This Comment

lovely savvory pumpking bread! and all the best for the bakeathon!

Suja said... Reply To This Comment

Flavorful and lovely bread..

Shema George said... Reply To This Comment

absolute beauty!!
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Cham said... Reply To This Comment

The bread is very flavorful -looks yum!

Isingcakes said... Reply To This Comment

I can already taste the spices in your bread..love the recipe..never tried breads before will surely try one in this Bake-A-thon!!

schmetterlingwords said... Reply To This Comment

I have a small piece of pumpkin left over and was wondering what to do with it. Since this wonderful bread calls for just 1/4 cup of puree, I think I can try this. The bread looks just awesome :)

Magic of Spice said... Reply To This Comment

What great flavors for a bread...wonderful! The herbs and spices here sound lovely with the pumpkin, beautiful recipe :)

julie said... Reply To This Comment

another delicious one,Priya !!perfect..
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Anu said... Reply To This Comment

the pumpkin bread looks lovely

Sensible Vegetarian said... Reply To This Comment

Perfect can't find a better word.

Kavi said... Reply To This Comment

great recipe! Do link it to my event Jingle All The Way if possible! :)


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Now Serving said... Reply To This Comment

amazed at how you do it Priya - you are such a dedicated blogger and never fail to visit everyone and leave your lovely words of encouragement!
Pumpkin bread looks totally FAB dear!

Swathi said... Reply To This Comment

I tried this yesterday. Bread came out very good and yummy.

Susan said... Reply To This Comment

A wonderful healthy loaf. I'm so glad to see that winter squashes like pumpkin are not forsaken simply because Thanksgiving is over. I have enough of them lying around that I could trip over them. ; )

Gayathri Kumar said... Reply To This Comment

The loaf looks so colourful. I also love to use pumpkin in my bakes...