- 3 packages (1/4 ounce each) active dry yeast
- 1/2 cup warm water (110° to 115°)
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 2-1/2 cups mashed cooked buttercup or butternut squash
- 2 cups 2% milk
- 2/3 cup packed brown sugar
- 2/3 cup butter, softened
- 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
- 3 teaspoons salt
- 13 cups all-purpose flour
- In a very large bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. Add sugar; let stand for 5 minutes. Add the squash, milk, brown sugar, butter, eggs and salt and about 6 cups flour. Beat on medium speed for 3 minutes. Stir in enough remaining flour to form a soft dough.
- Turn onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about 10 minutes. Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease top. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1-1/4 hours.
- Punch dough down. Divide into three portions; shape into loaves. Place in three greased 9x5-in. loaf pans. Cover and let rise until doubled, about 45 minutes.
- Bake at 350° for 35-40 minutes or until golden brown. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks to cool completely. Yield: 3 loaves (16 slices each).
Reviews for Buttercup Yeast Bread
"I love this recipe. I used a mixture of squashes (carnival, sweet buttercup, delicata, and kabocha). I also added a couple cups each of white wheat flour and bread flour in addition to the AP. I used less than the suggested 13 cups, around 11-12 cups total. This has a fine, tender crumb and a softer crust (which I like). The bread came out a pretty yellowish color and I got four loaves from the recipe. Delicious!"
"Absolutely delicious. I only used about 12 cups of flour and it makes 4 loaves of bread. It will be added to my list of favorites!"
"I am so glad to have found this recipe. I had it on a clip and keep card from the Oct/Nov 2006 Taste of Home magazine, but I'd somehow missplaced it. This bread is so delicious. I've even used pumpkin in place of the buttercup squash. My family loves it."
"I first made this for a company Christmas party and everyone raved about it! Absolutely excellent! (I used frozen squash.)"