October 20, 2008

overabundance of orange, part 3

We now resume our regularly-scheduled program, Bountiful Butternut Squash.


(This should be the last squash-centric post for awhile, although I do still have two behemoths left.)

Ya'll suggested some magnificent things to do with my squash (Lucy's ravioli comes to mind), and all I've done so far is make muffins. Boooooring. That's why I'm hesitant to even post this next creation--you may riot against me.

Yes, it's another baked good--and I do mean baked good. This bread comes to us from Pam of For the Love of Cooking and it's wonderful. The only changes I made were using squash instead of pumpkin (obviously) and cutting out the ginger, nutmeg, and nuts. The resulting bread is moist yet fluffy, sweet, and hearty.

It'd probably make a killer muffin.

Butternut Squash Bread
(adapted from here)

2 cups butternut squash puree
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2 eggs
1 1/3 cups sugar
1 1/2 cups flour
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour a 9x5" loaf pan.
In a large bowl, mix together the squash, oil, eggs, and sugar. Combine the flour, salt, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, and cloves and stir into the wet mixture until just combined.
Pour the batter into the prepared pan. Bake 55-65 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean when inserted into the center of the loaf.



I had a wee bit of puree left, so I opted to simply spice it up and eat it just like that. I added a dash of milk, a touch of butter, some brown sugar, and some cinnamon. It was fantastic. Come to think of it, it would've been even better with a topping like the one on my favorite sweet potato casserole. Duly noted.

57 comments:

Prudy said...

Grace:
I left you an award and a meme tag on my blog today. Now I'm off to read your post....

Robin Sue said...

This bread seems nice and easy to make. I am enjoying these posts. I posted about butternut soup today, so all cool girls are joining the squash party! I like the cloves in this recipe, yum!

RecipeGirl said...

Hmmmm... I've never tried it in a quick bread. Will have to sub it in my usual pumpkin bread recipe and see what happens!

Bunny said...

Will you look at that bread! You can see how moist it is! You've done a great job Grace!

Mary said...

I have never tried to bake anything with butternut squash puree before. And both the muffins and the bread look delicious. My favorite things to do with squash is to make risotto, or the great butternut squash soup with cider cream that's on epicurious.

MaryBeth said...

This bread looks very yummy and super moist. I am loving your squash ideas, I will miss them when they go.

Bellini Valli said...

I'm sure it was moist and delicious...perfect for travelling too...say in a FedEx box to Canada:D

Lucy said...

Grace, the moistness is so evident in your photo... I look forward to your squash creations.... lovin it!!

Lucy said...

Grace, come down state... we'll make some of those rav's

Marjie said...

I like your squash posts, Grace. This bread looks splendid. I like nut breads, myself.

But how is this an overabundance of orange (or am I dense?)?

Leslie said...

Perfect bread! Looks so very nice and moist!

lisaiscooking said...

The texture looks perfect!

Maria said...

You are making great use of that squash! The bread looks tasty!

Jessica@Foodmayhem said...

I gravitate towards too much quick breads too. Can't help it, quick, easy, and so yummy.

Deborah said...

Yum! I just did zucchini bread over the weekend, and now I'm wishing I would have made this!

Krysta said...

you know with all these squash posts i might just have to break down and make something with squash in it.

Lo said...

No riots here!
That's one lovely bread, if I do say so myself. I'm filing this away for later, since I plan on buying a whole boatload of butternuts before the season is through.

anudivya said...

Lovely, like many of them, I would be trying the pumpkin version.

Pam said...

I've made zucchini bread but never butternut squash. It looks wonderful.

foodhoe said...

grace, that last picture of the puree sounded the best to me! you are so motivated it almost makes me want to bake...

noble pig said...

Oh butter on that and I think I would die and go to heaven...perfection Miss Grace.

Sandie said...

Why do I miss the funniest posts when I'm MIA for a few days? Your bit on the PT Cruiser & clock cracked me up.

Flash forward to today, I've never found a bread recipe that I didn't find appealing. Love that this one is quick & easy to put together!

Helene said...

There is so many recipes that I have not heard before like this one. Looks yummy!

The Blonde Duck said...

It sounds tasty to me!

Bridgett said...

This looks delicious and the recipe couldn't be any simpler. Plus it has cinnamon, so how can anyone resist it?

Laura said...

I love squash baked goods anything, so these are all fine by me.

Heather said...

yum, that looks delicious! i love butternut squash!!

Mochachocolata Rita said...

loveee butternut squash (they are cheap here hehe)...i'll never get bored ;)

giz said...

I had a moment of clarity today - stood in front of the mirror with a butternut squash and decided we must be related - we have the same shape. Thanks for making me look so good :)

Martha said...

October must be squash month!!!

This looks good -- and will be a must try --

Martha

[eatingclub] vancouver || js said...

I am loving this series on butternut squash. Sometimes it does feel like butternut's too much squash for me, so am always looking for ways to use it up.

Rosie said...

That bread looks so yummy and moist. Brilliant job Grace!


Rosie x

Ramya Vijaykumar said...

Grace, I think you should be having a magic wand rather than a wooden spatula... needless to say that the bread is moist, the picture speaks for you...

Sandy said...

We didn't plant any butternut this yr, but YUMMY Grace!

Paula said...

I love these posts! Your bread looks wonderful. I like your idea, too, of topping off your puree with the sweet potato topping. YUM!

Katie said...

I don't really like squash but this looks pretty darn tasty.

Lisa said...

That is one vegetable rich bread recipe! I love the simplicity. I think I'll try it with the pumpkin.

Candy said...

I just got turned on to butternut squash. This looks great!

Emiline said...

I love the butternut experimentation! I could eat it by the spoonful too.

Gigi said...

I love all the butternut squash recipes! I've only had it roasted as a side and now ...I want to experiment with it!

Ann said...

LOL! It's just squash MANIA 'round here! I don't want to be around for when you go into withdrawals....goddess help us all...

dessertobsessed said...

haha i JUST posted a bread recipe! i love your bread! it looks so warm and moist! i wish i had some squash lying around...

Lorraine E said...

Don't ever feel like you need to stop doing baked goods! I love seeing recipes for yummy baked goods.

I've made something similar with pumpkin and it's so moreishly good so I can totally see how this would be delicious.

Veronica said...

The bread sounds great...I like squash-centric posts-especially this time of year. I'm posting a squash soup tonight made from acorn and carnival squash.

Gloria said...

Grace I love how look this!! is so nice!! Gloria

Kevin said...

A pumpkin quick bread sounds good. The sweet potato casserole works really well on pumpkin puree.

Vera said...

This looks yummy, Grace!

hot garlic said...

Great ideas! I didn't go peek at your recipe for the caserole, but I'm pretty sure I know the one, and it WOULD be fantastic.

You're up early...or staying up late. You just left a comment for Prudy at the same time I was writing mine.

LyB said...

I love making quick bread, it's just like muffins but even quicker! This looks delicious!

Ingrid said...

That's a beautiful bread!
~ingrid

Lore said...

Yup, let's declare it the squash month! The bread looks really moist and would sit so nice in my tummy :D

kat said...

the crumb on that bread is so beautiful!

Y said...

It looks fluffy good!

Jeanne said...

Oh my word that looks outstanding! I adore squashes, particularly butternut, and am always on the lookout for recipes. How about submitting this (or any other inspired squash creations) to Waiter, There's Something in my Gourd which I'm hosting this month?

Sophie said...

moist and fluffy = perfect way to describe my definition of a flawless muffin; add the butternut squash and they're extra awesome :).

Bobby said...

You can never have too much bread! This looks great, very similar to the way I make pumpkin bread.

EAT! said...

OH thank you, thank you, thank you!! A new way to use butternut quash for me. Off to the market I go!!