Author: @hive_sussex Time: 3h
- 6 cups flour
- 4 eggs
- mashed up pumpkin (quantity according to how strong you want the flavor to be)
- 1\2 teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon yeast
- 1 cup warm water
- 1\2 cup cooking oil
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- egg wash (= 1 egg yolk and a tablespoon of water)
- a handful of sesame seeds
In a bowl add a cup of warm water, yeast, eggs, salt, sugar, oil and cinnamon.
Mix it and let it sit for 5 minutes.
Then add the 6 cups of flour and mix with your hands!
now add the mashed up pumpkin (i mashed my pumpkin with a plastic spoon, i did not blend it) and kneed with your hands, add flour if still sticky.
Move it to a well oiled bowl, cover it and place it in a warm place for an hour or two, depending on how large you would like your product to come out (in the bread pictured above, i let it sit for two hours).
After that standing time, you can place the risen flour on a well floured surface and kneed it again for 20 minutes in order to deflate it.
After that kneading, cut the flour into 6 small pieces. roll those 6 pieces into ropes, and then BRAID those ropes. if they are too large to braid, feel free to half them and braid while smaller.
After braiding them into the shapes shown above, leave them to stand in a buttered baking pan for 20 minutes.
Preheat the oven after those 20 minutes of standing (pre heat while doing the next step).
Take your egg wash and brush it over the upper surface of the bread (i did not have a brush, i used a fork) and sprinkle the sesame seeds on it).
Bake for about 20 minutes.