Butternut Squash & Cherry Bread
Today's bake: Butternut Squash & Cherry Bread
Source: Sourdough Recipes for Rustic Fermented Breads Sweets, Savories, and More - Sarah Owens
Note(s): Modified fermenting times, increased cherries from 10% to 18%
This bread is made from a majority of KA bread flour, some Palouse Brand Hard Red Winter Wheat-100% Extract, Organic Rye-100% Extract.
There are in addition pureed butternut squash and dried tart cherries as add-ins that provide a wonderful flavor and texture to this bread.
One loaf is baked in a Challenger bread pan which produced a really crispy crust, another on a baking steel with a steam pan which produces a less crunchy crust.
This is my 1st attempt making this bread and will definitely will be baking it again.
Changes/Recommendations - When I make this bread again - less flour in the banneton.
Crumb: Sweet/Dairy - Butter - there is a nice undertone of the butternut squash in the crumb when you're not biting into a cherry. The tartness of the cherries provide a nice contrast to the overall creamy/nutty flavors.
Crust: Roasted - Roasted - Baked Onions/Vegetables.
Grain Character: Complex - Cooked Whole Grains.
This is a really nice dense bread which I will be making again.
Recipe and Process are below for those that are interested.
dynamite! You've blown the roof off with this one. Thanks. I'm definitely going to try this.
I really like the flavor contrasts - definitely going into the rotation.
The flavor combination sounds amazing.
You should give it a try.
Excellent bake and I’m sure it tasted awesome. You might want to try one if my concoctions https://mookielovesbread.wordpress.com/2016/10/21/butternut-squash-spelt-ww-bread/ I made this a while ago and remember it was pretty tasty.
It does taste nice. I checked out your formula and will have to give it a go sometime soon.
I’ve never thought to combine sour cherries with butternut squash, both of which I love so this must taste amazing. Nice bake Tony.
I highly recommend it.