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Thanksgiving Turkey (Pumpkin) bread

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Thanksgiving Turkey (Pumpkin) bread

For thanksgiving I again made my pumpkin bread (recipe), and this time I made one jack-o-lantern, like last time, and one bread shaped like a turkey.

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The picture was taken the day after the bake (Wed bake) and due to some bubble under the crust, it wrinkled a little). Still, this worked out well I think, both shape and flavor. There is nothing left at least!


Trishinomaha's picture

Very creative AND artistic. I love it!


browndog's picture

Dolf, when I saw the heading I knew we were in for a treat. You are hilarious as well as an awesome baker. How did you ever get the dough to behave so perfectly?

dolfs's picture

The dough was my "standard" pumpkin bread dough, which I've published on this site. It is dough with approximately 45% hydration, which gives a consistent, relatively small crumb all around, but because it is fairly stiff, you can shape it and it will not sag during proofing, provided you got full gluten development.


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KipperCat's picture

What a fun thing to do.  I bet your family got a kick out of this.

okieinalaska's picture

How cool is that!  Awesome, LOL.  I am also a cake decorator and have seen many cakes made to look like a roast turkey, but never bread. : )

Amy in Alaska

Shajen's picture

That's fantastic! I thought I was doing well with an epi. Now I have something to aim for next year!

dolfs's picture

Epicurious picked up on my turkey bread and produced an editor's blog entry also featuring some attention for TFL.


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Paddyscake's picture

to be on Epicurious and a very nice recommendation of The Fresh Loaf, which is so well deserved!

redivyfarm's picture

I love your creation. Thanks for sharing!