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Pumpkin Wreath Bread from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach

Thanksgiving is a great opportunity to show off your baking skills, and this pumpkin wreath bread is no exception. Golden dough in the shape of a wreath topped with coarse salt and pumpkin seeds makes a lovely centerpiece and delicious addition to the holiday meal.

No baking skills? No problem. The breadmaker does all the work. All you need to do is form the dough into a ring and use your kitchen shears to create the wreath shape.

Use a ruler if you want help guiding you where to cut. We placed ours about every 2 inches.

Pumpkin Wreath Bread from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach

Kitchen shears make cutting the dough easy.

Pumpkin Wreath Bread from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach

Baking the bread on parchment paper makes cleanup and removal easy.

Pumpkin Wreath Bread from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach

Brush the wreath with egg white.

Pumpkin Wreath Bread from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach

Place pumpkin seeds on top of the wreath. Spread them out nicely and press if they need help sticking well.

Pumpkin Wreath Bread from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach

Sprinkle with generous amounts of sea salt. If you sprinkle from high up, the salt will spread more evenly than if you hold you your hand close to the wreath.

Pumpkin Wreath Bread from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach

Once it’s covered with your toppings, it’s ready for the oven. Keep an eye on it to make sure it doesn’t overcook.

Pumpkin Wreath Bread from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach

You can hang your wreath with a wide ribbon.

Pumpkin Wreath Bread from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach

When it’s time to serve, place a small bowl of butter in the center.

Pumpkin Wreath Bread from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach

You’ll have a lovely centerpiece for your Thanksgiving table.

Pumpkin Wreath Bread from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach Pumpkin Wreath Bread from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach


Pumpkin Wreath Bread
YIELDS: 1 serving

Ingredients
3/4 cup pureed pumpkin
1 egg, beaten
1/2 cup milk
1/4 cup warm water (105 to 115F)
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup butter, melted
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
5 cups flour
2 1/4 teaspoons bread machine yeast
1 large egg white
1 teaspoon water
1/4 cup pumpkin seeds
Coarse sea salt
Instructions
In a large bowl, combine pumpkin, egg, milk, water, sugar, butter, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg. Pour into bread pan of breadmaker.
Add flour to pan. Sprinkle yeast over flour.
Process in breadmaker on DOUGH cycle.
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Remove dough from breadmaker and place on lined baking sheet.
Using thumbs to make a hole in center of dough, stretch dough to make a 9-inch diameter ring with a center hole of about 5-inches.
Let dough rise until double in size, about 1 hour.
Heat oven to 375°F.
Hold kitchen shears at a 45-degree angle, cut from the top of ring to make 8 even cuts around the ring. Pull the sections away from the center to create the leaf shape.
In a small bowl, beat egg white and water until foamy.
Brush dough wreath with egg white mixture. (It's possible you may not use it all.) Sprinkle with pumpkin seeds and sea salt.
Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until golden. Cool on parchment on wire rack.
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Breadmaker 101: The Basic Guide for Using a Bread Machine to Make Delicious Bread at Home - with a bonus recipe for White Wheat Bread! From Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach

Whatever your taste preferences or dietary needs, you can satisfy them with Hamilton Beach® Bread Machines. Developed with nutrition in mind, they feature settings such as gluten-free and whole-grain so you can bake wholesome breads using a variety of flours.

 



Breadmaker 101: The Basic Guide for Using a Bread Machine to Make Delicious Bread at Home - with a bonus recipe for White Wheat Bread! From Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach       

How does a breadmaker work? Can I make gluten-free bread in a breadmaker? Can I make dough in a breadmaker and cook it somewhere else? These are just a few of the many questions our experts receive regularly. This post will tell you what a breadmaker is, how it works and how to use it to make bread in just a few simple steps.

Breadmaker 101: The Basic Guide for Using a Bread Machine to Make Delicious Bread at Home - with a bonus recipe for White Wheat Bread! From Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach

What is a Breadmaker?

Typically, making bread involves several steps and a lot of time – at least an hour for rising. A stand mixer is recommended, although you can, of course, make it by hand with a little more effort and patience. Alternatively, a breadmaker does all the work for you. A motor turns a paddle to mix and knead the dough just the right amount. A heating element provides the gentle warmth needed for rising and a higher temperature needed for baking.

You add the ingredients, and the breadmaker makes and bakes the bread in one handy appliance. Liquid ingredients are added first, then oils or fats, dry ingredients, and finally yeast (if called for). It mixes the ingredients, kneads the dough and lets it rise. Then it kneads the dough again, lets it rise for the second time and then bakes it to a beautifully soft bread with a crisp crust.

Breadmaker 101: The Basic Guide for Using a Bread Machine to Make Delicious Bread at Home - with a bonus recipe for White Wheat Bread! From Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach

What Are the Steps for Making Bread?

Once ingredients are added to the breadmaker, what happens? First, the breadmaker combines the ingredients and kneads the dough with a paddle that connects to the bottom of the bread pan. Once the first kneading is complete, a heating element provides just enough warmth for the dough to rise without baking it. Depending on the type of loaf you’re making, the dough rises for anywhere from 5 to 40 minutes. Then, a second kneading takes place, as does an additional rise for most cycles. Lastly, the breadmaker bakes the bread to a light, medium, or dark crust depending on the selected setting.

Breadmaker 101: The Basic Guide for Using a Bread Machine to Make Delicious Bread at Home - with a bonus recipe for White Wheat Bread! From Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach

Why Are There Different Breadmaker Cycles?

Many different types of bread can be made with a breadmaker. Breadmakers have a variety of pre-programmed cycles to accommodate everything from a soft and sweet cinnamon bread to a crusty loaf of french bread. Differences in cycles include the amount of time needed for kneading, rising, and baking. Breadmakers also have a dough setting that makes the dough but stops before baking it. This lets you bake it in a conventional oven or cook it on the grill (think grilled pizza). Quick breads, cakes and even jam can be made with a breadmaker.

Breadmaker 101: The Basic Guide for Using a Bread Machine to Make Delicious Bread at Home - with a bonus recipe for White Wheat Bread! From Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach

What About Gluten-Free Bread?

Many people are choosing to maintain a gluten-free diet. Buying gluten-free bread can be expensive, and commercially-produced gluten-free breads may not suit your tastes. By experimenting at home, you can create a loaf that fits your tastes and dietary needs by using any of the gluten-free mixes on the market – or create your own recipe using gluten-free flours.

Breadmaker 101: The Basic Guide for Using a Bread Machine to Make Delicious Bread at Home - with a bonus recipe for White Wheat Bread! From Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach

How Can I Bake Bread at Home?

You know the feeling when you walk into a bakery and smell the aroma of fresh baked bread? Now imagine getting the same inviting scent in your own kitchen in three easy steps. No baking experience is necessary to use a breadmaker, and most breads consist of just five main ingredients: flour, yeast, liquid, salt, and sweetener. Simply measure your ingredients and add them in the following order: liquids, dry ingredients, yeast. Select the settings for the type of bread you are making and press Start. That’s it. In as little as 1 hour, you can have a hot and delicious loaf of bread.

Breadmaker 101: The Basic Guide for Using a Bread Machine to Make Delicious Bread at Home - with a bonus recipe for White Wheat Bread! From Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach

Try this recipe if you prefer the taste and texture of white bread but want the nutritional benefits of whole wheat.


White Wheat Bread
YIELDS: 1 serving

Ingredients
1 cup water
1 teaspoon salt
2 Tablespoons sugar
1 Tablespoon butter or vegetable oil
2 Tablespoons nonfat dry milk
2 cups bread flour
1 cup whole-wheat flour
1 1/2 teaspoons bread machine yeast
Instructions
Place all ingredients in the breadmaker pan in order listed.
Choose Cycle 1 for Basic Bread, 1.5 pound loaf for size of bread and medium for crust color. Press Start.
When done, remove bread from breadmaker and carefully remove kneading paddle from bottom of loaf. Let cool 10 minutes before slicing with a bread knife.
Notes
This recipe requires a breadmaker.
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Breadmaker 101: The Basic Guide for Using a Bread Machine to Make Delicious Bread at Home - with a bonus recipe for White Wheat Bread! From Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach

 

Whatever your taste preferences or dietary needs, you can satisfy them with Hamilton Beach® Bread Machines. Developed with nutrition in mind, they feature settings such as gluten-free and whole-grain so you can bake wholesome breads using a variety of flours.

 



Do you end up with over-ripe bananas sitting on the counter and wonder what to do with them? Banana bread is the perfect use for your old, brown bananas. In fact, they are even better for baking when they are past their bright yellow prime because their starch has converted to sugar and the fruit’s acidity has increased, adding depth and fullness to their flavor. Using these ultra-ripe bananas in your bread will give this treat a soft texture, deeper aroma and sweeter flavor. Try this recipe the next time you buy a few too many bananas, and everyone will thank you for it.

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @HamiltonBeach

 


Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

Ingredients
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 ripe bananas, mashed
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup butter, melted
1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
Instructions
Preheat oven 350ºF (180ºC).
Spray 9x5x3-inch loaf pan with non-stick cooking spray and coat with flour.
In small bowl, combine flour, baking soda and salt.
Beat eggs and vanilla on high speed with a hand mixer until well blended. Mix in bananas, sugar and butter on medium speed until blended.
Gradually add flour. Continue to mix until well blended. Stir in chocolate chips.
Spread batter into prepared pan.
Bake 65 to 70 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of bread comes out clean.
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