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Squash Braid

Rated as 4.7 out of 5 Stars

"THIS should be called 'You Can't Have Just One Slice Bread.' My friend gave me this recipe when I first started making bread. It's golden on the outside and the inside - beautiful and colorful besides being so delicious. I love to bake it in the fall. It blends in with every menu that includes the produce of that season. -Amy Martin, Waddell, Arizona"
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Ingredients

45 m servings
Original recipe yields 16 servings

Directions

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  1. In a small bowl, dissolve yeast in water. In a mixing bowl, combine squash, milk, butter, egg, brown sugar and salt; mix well. Add yeast mixture and 1-1/2 cups flour; mix well. Add enough remaining flour to form a soft dough. Turn onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about 6-8 minutes. Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease top. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour. Punch dough down. Divide into thirds; roll each third into a 18-in. rope. Place on a greased baking sheet. Braid ropes together; pinch ends. Cover and let rise until nearly doubled, about 30 minutes. Combine glaze ingredients; brush over braid. Bake at 350 degrees F for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from pan and cool on a wire rack.

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I made this bread with left-overs I had from a huge baked butternut dish. So mine was on the salted side - no sugar and seasoned with green onions. I pureed all the wet ingredients and then I ad...

Most helpful critical review

flavor was bland, even with a few cooked onions and garlic added. beautiful though!

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I made this bread with left-overs I had from a huge baked butternut dish. So mine was on the salted side - no sugar and seasoned with green onions. I pureed all the wet ingredients and then I ad...

This bread is very good. The color is pretty and the taste is amazing. I put all the ingredients in my bread machine on dough cycle and let the machine do the work. Then I formed the braid. Gr...

This bread was delicious! I made the bread exactly as the recipe stated with no changes. Not only was it soft and yummy with a slightly sweet taste, but it looked beautiful. The dough had a p...

One of the most delicious & certainly the most beautiful bread I've ever made. The butternut squash gives such a sweet nutty rich flavor and the color is beautiful. It is tender and reminds me i...

I thought this turned out pretty good. When hot it didn't seem to have a ton of flavor. However, once it cooled it reminded me of a giant braided yeast roll. However, it had a very slight squas...

I made this with 2 cups of whole wheat and 1 cup of all purpose and it turned out great (except for the burnt bottom - I was trying to bake too many things at once and it was down too close to t...

EXCELLENT!!! No other word to describe it. I started making this bread and put too much butternut squash in by mistake. I had to compensate by putting in more flour as well as the other ingred...

This is a light bread, it's not too dense and yucky. I bought squash to use but by the time I was ready to make this it had gone bad. I improvised and used sweet potatoes instead. The bread was ...

This bread was great when I baked it two days ago, and it is still great! I followed the recipe, but had to add a lot more flour to get the dough to a kneadable consistency. It was really beaut...