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Buttercup Yeast Bread

Total Time

Prep: 40 min. + rising Bake: 35 min. + cooling

Makes

3 loaves (16 slices each)

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

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 large 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 9x5-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.

Nutrition Facts

1 slice: 174 calories, 3g fat (2g saturated fat), 17mg cholesterol, 183mg sodium, 31g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.

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