Pumpkin Soda Bread
Recipe type: Side
Cuisine: Irish (non traditional)
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Serves: 8 slices
Golden colored soda bread flavored with pumpkin puree and pumpkin pie spices.
  • 3½ cups (1 lbs) all-purpose unbleached flour plus extra as needed
  • ¾ tsp. baking soda
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 Tbsp. brown or white sugar
  • ½ cup pumpkin puree (not pie filling)
  • 1 cup buttermilk, plus more as needed
  1. Preheat the oven to 450F/232C.
  2. Line a baking sheet with a baking mat or parchment paper.
  3. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, salt, sugar and pumpkin pie spice.
  4. In a small bowl, combine the pumpkin puree and 1 cup of buttermilk until smooth.
  5. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry and mix with a fork until the mixture just starts to come together. If it seems dry, add more buttermilk a Tbsp. at a time until the dough just comes together. The dough should be soft so do not overwork it.
  6. Turn the dough out onto a floured surface and shape it into a round 1½ inches high.
  7. Turn the dough over, flour side up, onto the baking pan.
  8. With a sharp knife, score a cross into the dough about ¼ inch deep.
  9. Bake the bread for 15 minutes and then lower the temperature to 400F/204C and bake an additional 20-30 minutes until the bread is browned and sounds hollow when tapped on the bottom.
  10. Set the bread on a rack to cool for a minimum of 30 minutes, but it's better if you can wait an hour.
Recipe by BakeNQuilt at http://www.bakenquilt.com/2014/11/pumpkin-soda-bread/