Kabocha Squash Bread

Kabocha Squash Bread

Knead in some kabocha squash into a dough prepared easily in a bread machine.

Ingredients: 8 pieces of bread

Strong bread flour
200 g
Kabocha squash
100 g
40 g
Instant Dry Yeast
1 1/3 teaspoon
25 g
85 ml
Egg yolk
Coarse salt
1 teaspoon
Beaten egg
as required


1. Cook the kabocha squash in a microwave then mash it with a fork (with the skin still on). Warm the milk until it is warm to the touch.
2. Put all of the ingredients into a bread machine, and let it proof for the first rising. If you are proving it outside of the bread maker, wrap it in cling film, then leave it to prove for 50 minutes.
3. After the dough has doubled in size, dust your work surface and turn out the dough. Punch out the air and divide it into 8 equal portions.
4. Roll up the dough into rounds and place them seam-side down. Cover the rounds with a tightly wrung damp cloth and let them rest for 20 minutes. Dust your work surface again and punch the air out of the dough. Fold in the sides, front, and back, then roll the dough into rounds once more.
5. Line the rounds up on a baking tray lined with parchment paper and cover them with a damp cloth for the second proving. When they've doubled in size, move onto the next step.
6. Coat the rounds with beaten egg and score 5-6 deep lines with scissors. Bake the bread for 15 minutes at 180℃ in the oven.

Story Behind this Recipe

My friend taught me this recipe.