Use this Pumpkin Challah to make stuffing, bread pudding, or day-after-Thanksgiving turkey sandwiches.

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Yield:
Makes 2 loaves
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Proof the yeast: Place 1/2 cup warm water in a small bowl, and sprinkle yeast over it. Stir to combine, and let sit until mixture becomes foamy, about 10 minutes.

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  • In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, combine egg yolks with remaining 1/2 cup warm water. In a medium bowl, combine salt, canola oil, honey, pumpkin, cinnamon, ginger, and allspice. Replace paddle attachment with dough-hook attachment, and add the pumpkin mixture to the mixer bowl; combine. Add the yeast mixture, stirring until combined.

  • Slowly add flour, 1 cup at a time, until all the flour is incorporated into dough. Transfer the dough to a lightly floured work surface, and knead the dough by hand for 10 minutes. Place dough in a lightly oiled bowl, cover with plastic wrap, and let rise until doubled in size, about 1 hour.

  • Transfer the dough to a lightly floured work surface, punch down the dough, and then form it into two 8-inch loaves. Place the loaves on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, cover with a kitchen towel, and let rise until doubled in size, about 1 hour.

  • While the dough is rising, heat the oven to 350 degrees. Mix remaining egg yolk with 1 tablespoon water. Brush the loaves with the egg glaze, and bake until golden brown, about 50 minutes. Let cool on a wire rack, and serve.

Reviews (3)

32 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 9
  • 4 star values: 12
  • 3 star values: 7
  • 2 star values: 4
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: Unrated
11/02/2010
It means that you will need 11 or 12 eggs in order to produce 3/4 of a cup of egg yolks.
Rating: Unrated
11/12/2009
11 to 12 eggs? Is that a typo?
Rating: Unrated
11/07/2007
this challah is unique and tasty. If you like making bread, try this one!
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