My family just simply love pumpkin bread, so most of the times, when bread making, pumpkin will be my 1st choice.
Recipe adapted from Karen's Kitchen with modification.
17 hours Pre-fermented Sponge Dough :
300g bread flour
1g instant yeast
Add yeast, water and flour in sequence into a container (same container for storage as well) and mix well with a spoon. Cover and leave at room temperature for an hour. Keep inside fridge for at least 16 hours before use.
Main Dough : yield about 1264g dough, 40-41g x 31 pcs
300g pre-fermented sponge dough
500g bread flour
80g brown sugar
200g pumpkin puree
6g instant yeast
70g - 90g milk
1. Combine all ingredients, half portion of the milk except butter in the mixer until the dough is formed. Slowly add in the balance milk bit by bit until get the desire dough texture which dough is not stick to hand ( pumpkin has high water content, use your own judgement whether to use how much liquid).
2. When the dough looks smooth and slightly elastic, add butter. Continue kneading until the dough is smooth, glossy and elastic, until reach windowpane stage.
3. Shape the dough into ball and place it in a greased bowl, spray some water at the dough and cover with a wet towel or cling wrap. Let it proof until double in size, about 45-60 mins.
4. Place the dough on a floured surface. Gently press the dough to remove air bubble. Divide the dough evenly.
5.Roll each small dough into balls. Spray with some water, cover with cling wrap and let to rest for 10 minutes.
6. Shaped the dough, wrap with desire filling and place in the greased baking pan. Repeat for the rest of the dough.
7. Spray with some water and let to proof until double in size, abour 30 - 40 mins.
8. Brush some egg wash on top, follow by sprinkle with desiccated coconut or desire topping, if necessary.
9. Bake in a 180C preheated oven until golden, about 15-17 minutes.
10. Remove from oven and place on the wire rack to cool down.
11. Keep in air-tight container after completely cool.
250g fresh shredded coconut
150g gula melaka
1/4 tsp salt
Melt the gula melaka with water, add in fresh shredded coconut and salt, stir fry till dry then dish out. Set aside to use later.
The bread is so soft and yummy, another keeper. Some said the coconut fillings is sweet some said just nice, for me, can reduce the gula melaka till 120g-130g.
This post is linked to the event Little Thumbs Up ~ October 2015
Event Theme : Coconut
and hosted by Jess of Bakericious