No Knead Holiday Pumpkin Bread

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The dough is so soft, so supple, so sensual that it's a joy to make this bread. Pumpkin gives it a soft color and super-subtle flavor. It's a great country bread.

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Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
50 mins
Additional Time:
13 hrs 30 mins
Total Time:
14 hrs 40 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
1 loaf

Ingredients

  • ½ cup pure pumpkin puree

  • 1 cup warm water (100 degrees F/40 degrees C)

  • 1 tablespoon warm water (100 degrees F/40 degrees C)

  • 1 ¼ teaspoons salt

  • ¼ teaspoon active dry yeast

  • 1 tiny pinch pumpkin pie spice

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 tablespoon cornmeal, or as needed

Directions

  1. Place pumpkin puree into a large mixing bowl and whisk in 1 cup plus 1 tablespoon warm water, salt, yeast, and pumpkin pie spice until thoroughly combined. Beat in flour to make a dry crumbly dough. Keep stirring until dough becomes smooth and sticky, 2 to 3 minutes.

  2. Cover bowl with a damp towel and let dough stand 12 to 16 hours to rise.

  3. Generously sprinkle cornmeal onto center area of a baking sheet. Scrape dough out of bowl, using a floured spatula, onto a heavily floured work surface. Dough will be very sticky. Dust dough with flour and gently flatten into an oblong shape. Fold 2 opposite rounded ends together to meet in the center; fold remaining 2 rounded ends to meet in the center, creating a rectangle of dough. Using well-floured hands, gently form into a round loaf with the seams on the bottom.

  4. Transfer dough round onto center of prepared baking sheet. Dust top and sides of loaf generously with more flour.

  5. Dust a dry towel with flour and place towel with floured side down over loaf. Let rise until loaf has almost doubled in size, 1 1/2 hours. Use a sharp knife to cut a 1/2-inch deep slit across the top of the loaf.

  6. Place a loaf pan containing about 2 inches of water onto a bottom rack of oven. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).

  7. Bake on center rack of the preheated oven for 30 minutes; turn bread around in oven. Continue to bake until bread is golden brown and crusty, about 20 more minutes. Let bread cool completely on a rack before slicing.

Cook's Note:

To make plain bread, substitute water for pumpkin and omit pumpkin pie spice.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

180 Calories
1g Fat
38g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 180
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 1g 1%
Saturated Fat 0g 1%
Sodium 402mg 17%
Total Carbohydrate 38g 14%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 5g
Vitamin C 1mg 4%
Calcium 13mg 1%
Iron 3mg 14%
Potassium 86mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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