We had the cutest little pumpkin party!
We all got together to carve pumpkins & we all brought pumpkin goodies to eat!
Let's just say we all ate a little too much that night...
We literally had so many different pumpkin treats.
I made pumpkin monkey bread & pumpkin snicker doodles.
Although the snickerdoodles were pretty dang tasty,
the pumpkin monkey bread blew them away!
It was my first time baking a yeast bread by myself
& I am so proud to say that...IT TURNED OUT AMAZING!!!
Here are a few pictures of the process...
Here is the recipe! I highly recommend you go make it..NOW!
Pumpkin Monkey Bread
For the dough:
3 1/4 cups flour, plus extra for kneading
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. nutmeg
1/8 tsp. cloves
2 T. unsalted butter, melted
1/2 cup warm milk
1/4 cup warm water
2/3 cup pumpkin puree
1/4 cup sugar
2 1/4 tsp. active dry yeast
For the coating:
1 cup sugar
2 tsp. cinnamon 3/4 stick butter, melted
For the glaze:
2/3 cup powdered sugar
1-2 T. pure maple syrup
(adjust as necessary)
1.) In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, salt & spices.
2.) In another large bowl, whisk together the milk, water, pumpkin, melted butter, sugar & yeast.
3.) Make a well in the center of the flour mixture and add in the wet ingredients. Using a wooden spoon, gently stire until the dough comes together. Turn out on to a lightly floured surface and knead until smooth and elastic, about 6-8 minutes. Spray a clean bowl with cooking spray and place the dough inside.
4.) Cover and let rise until doubled in size, about an hour.
5.) In the meantime, mix together the cinnamon and sugar & melt the butter for the coating. Spray a bundt pan with cooking spray. Once the dough has risen, shape the ball into a large rectangle. Using a sharp knife, cut the dough into roughly equal-sized pieces and roll each piece into a ball. ( I had 38 pieces, you might have more or less)
6.) Dip each ball of dough into the melted butter and then the cinnamon-sugar mixture, layering them in the bundt pan as you go.
7.) Once you've used all the dough, cover the bundt pan and let the dough rise again for another hour.
8.) Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Bake the bread until golden brown, 30-35 minutes. Let cool for 5-10 minutes before turning out on to a platter. To make the glaze, stir together the powdered sugar and maple syrup. Pour over the bread while it's still warm.