Pumpkin Cinnamon Swirl Bread
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Serves: 2 loaves of bread
Delicious pumpkin bread with a cinnamon filling and an almond cream cheese frosting.
  • for the dough–
  • 1 packet active dry yeast (2 1/4 teaspoons)
  • 1/2 cup warm water
  • 1/2 cup warm milk
  • 1/4 cup melted butter
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup pumpkin puree
  • 5-6 cups all purpose flour
  • Cinnamon Smear
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • Frosting
  • 3 oz. cream cheese
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • pinch salt
  • 2-3 tablespoons heavy cream
  1. In large bowl, sprinkle yeast and 1/4 teaspoon sugar over warm water. Stir and proof 5-10 minutes. After yeast has foamed, stir in milk, butter, sugar, salt, pumpkin puree, egg and 5 cups of the flour.
  2. When you can no longer stir, remove dough to board and knead in remaining flour or until dough is similar to bread dough, slightly sticky but won’t stick to your hands. You can also use a dough hook with your mixer and knead the dough for about 6 minutes, adding a little flour if necessary to get the dough to leave the sides of the bowl.
  3. Lightly grease dough ball and place into a clean bowl. Cover with a clean kitchen towel or plastic wrap and place in a warm, draft free area in your kitchen. Let dough rise for 1-2 hours or until doubled in size. After the first rise punch dough down and let rise a second time.
  4. Mix together the cinnamon smear ingredients in a small bowl.
  5. Divide dough into 2 pieces Roll the dough into a 8 x 12 rectangle. Spread the cinnamon smear on the dough. Roll the dough up into a tight cylinder. Place in a greased bread pan. Cover and let rise until doubled.
  6. Mix together the frosting ingredients and set aside until ready to use.
  7. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Bake for 30 - 35 minutes. Let cool slightly and frost with the cream cheese frosting.
Recipe by Recipes Food and Cooking at https://recipesfoodandcooking.com/2014/09/01/pumpkin-cinnamon-swirl-bread/