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Conference bake and Butternut Squash Bread

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joc1954

Conference bake and Butternut Squash Bread

I am presenting at many IT conferences and other speakers know me for baking bread. Yesterday evening we had a welcome reception dinner for a conference in Bulgaria and I proposed to the organizer that I will provide all bread for the dinner.

To pair the bread with the menu I prepared 3 loaves:

- Butternut Squash bread with pumpkin seeds

- Oat porridge sourdough with flax, sunflower and sesame seeds

- Olive bread with Mediterranean spices

So for the butternut squash I used my Hokkaido squash bread  recipe this time without sage YW and cinnamon. I used just spelt whole grain flour and according to my wife's wish I haven't added any seeds.

There was no difference in the procedure how to make the dough, but this time I was really amazed with so opened crumb which was extremely fluffy.  I am sure this bread was the softest one I have ever made. This boule was reserved for home consumption while I am traveling around.

All three loaves just came out perfect and people really liked them. Mission accomplished!

Happy baking, Joze

 

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hreik

Just making me drool, like my dog would.  Beautiful bake Joze.  Wish I could taste your breads.

hester

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joc1954

Thanks hester for your nice words! I wish you would be able to taste my bread and give me your judgement also for the taste, not just the lookout.

And sorry for late response, I am already on next conference, this time without bread.

Happy baking!

Joze

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Yippee

when I saw squashes in the market this morning.  I want my bread to match the attractive, intense color of your squash bread when I make it; but I've only seen squashes with green or pale cream color skin.  I may have to use a pumpkin for color, but do you think its skin would soften up and not render a gritty texture to the bread?

How nice of you to provide homemade breads to acquaintances!  You've spoiled them!

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dabrownman

Very well dine and happy baking Joze

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joc1954

I have to read your recent posts, currently not enough time for bread baking.

Happy baking!

Joze

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PalwithnoovenP

They look so beautiful and delicious.

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joc1954

the bread was a big success. The only problem was that we started eating it only after 20 hours so it lost a little bit of it's freshness.

Happy baking!

Joze

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Ru007

Great bake!! 

It must have tasted lovely.

I'm actually planning a loaf with cinnamon and squash in it, inspired by you! 

Happy baking Joze.

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joc1954

You should try with cinnamon but be careful not to use it too much as it will overpower the taste of butternut squash. Would like to hear about how did you find it.

Happy baking, Joze