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Buttercup Yeast Bread Recipe

Buttercup Yeast Bread Recipe

Just by tasting it, you’d never know there was squash in this delicious, fluffy bread. People love the colorful slices, even though they have a hard time guessing where the pretty orange tint comes from! —Kelly Kirby Westville, Nova Scotia
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 40 min. + rising Bake: 35 min. + cooling YIELD:48 servings

Ingredients

  • 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 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 3 teaspoons salt
  • 13 cups all-purpose flour

Directions

  • 1. 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.
  • 2. 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.
  • 3. Punch dough down. Divide into three portions; shape into loaves. Place in three greased 9-in. x 5-in. loaf pans. Cover and let rise until doubled, about 45 minutes.
  • 4. 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).

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 slice) equals 174 calories, 3 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 17 mg cholesterol, 183 mg sodium, 31 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 4 g protein.