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Sunday, October 23, 2011

mangia mondays 33: butternut squash braid

howdy, ya'll!
welcome to another

in case you're not hip with mangia mondays,
it's a super-mega-awesome-neat-to-the-max foodie blog hop
that my dear, sweet bloggy bff
lisa from shine your light
& i co-host each week!

this week i'm sharing:
butternut squash braid

.25 oz active dry yeast
2 TBS warm water
1 C cooked, mashed squash
{i peeled & cut up one squash into large chunks, tossed it in canola oil & roasted it at 400 f for about 40 minutes, until tender then "mashed" with an electric beater}
1/3 C warm milk
1/4 C butter, softened
1 egg
3 TBS brown sugar
1/4 tsp salt
3 C all purpose flour
1 egg, beaten
1 TBS water

1. in a small bowl, dissolve yeast in water.

2. in a mixing bowl, combine squash, milk, butter, egg, brown sugar & salt; mix well. add yeast mixture & half the flour; mix well. add enough remaining flour to form a soft dough. 

3. turn dough onto a floured surface & knead until smooth, about 6-8 minutes. place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease the top. cover & let rise in a warm place until doubled in size, about 1 hour.

4. punch down dough. divide into thirds {or fourths, if you wanna get crazy with your braiding skills!}; roll each third into an 18 inch rope. place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. braid ropes together & pinch the ends. {you can kind of fold them under so you have nice looking ends} cover & let rise until nearly doubled, about 30 minutes.

5. combine glaze ingredients & brush over the braid.

6. bake at 350 f for 20-25 minutes, until golden brown. remove from pan & cool on a wire rack.

yummy in my tummy!
this bread is especially yummy with some honey...
& if you're lucky like me, your brothers-in-law have their own beehive
which means you have delicious raw honey on hand.

i have my culinary lab midterm today...
& boy am i nervous!
cross your fingers & wish me luck!

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until next time,
dowlings, out!


  1. Kristin! Thank you for hosting this amazing blog hop! Today I have linked posts for a vitamin soup recipe, a 3-day emergency meal plan and a creative tomato soup:) I hope you enjoy!

  2. Hi,
    I shared videos for making GF DF Banana Waffles and my GF DF Banana Coconut Cream Dessert.

  3. Your bread looks amazing!! I love the recipe; thanks so much for sharing and hosting too :)

  4. Thanks for hosting! I posted a recipe for curried pumpkin soup, a great fall soup. I also posted a profile of raspberry leaf.

  5. Thanks for the link up! I've tried 3 times to link, but mine's not showing up. :( I have a recipe for homemade pumpkin pie spice & 13 pumpkin recipes:

  6. Thank you for hosting! This week I have shared the following seasonal farm-to-table recipes that promote the benefits of good health through nutrition from eating fresh unprocessed seasonal produce:

    fried egg salad

    potato and leek soup (vegan)

    wild rice salad

    Happy cooking!
    The Intentional Minimalist

  7. Hi Kristin! Thanks for hosting another great week. I wanted to share a fun recipe for eggplant. I hope you enjoy. HAve a great week too!

  8. Hi! Thanks for hosting all these delicious recipes! Looking forward to checking them out. This week I shared my Red Velvet Cookies with White Chocolate Peppermint Cream Cheese Frosting.

    PS- Sorry, I don't know why it linked up twice :).

  9. Your butternut squash bread looks fabulous. I just signed up to follow you. I would love it if you visited my blog and followed me back.

  10. I've shared my recipe for vegetable beef soup. A good, nourishing soup for a chilly fall evening. Thanks for hosting!