Just a quick post to share some pumpkin treats I’ve made in the last week.
I rarely make my own bread. I don’t know why, because typically it’s pretty easy and always super delicious. I have to admit I had a grand time braiding this loaf. Next time I’ll have to go really crazy and do the 6-strand braid. Also, pumpkin is an amazing substitute for eggs if you’re looking to make vegan challah.
I made these biscotti to bring on a visit to see my great aunt in San Diego. They had a strong pumpkin flavor and were pretty good, but dense. It’s difficult to store fresh homemade biscotti because it has to stay out of a bag or container to keep its crunchiness and crispiness. Perhaps a metal tin would be the answer. Metal tins generally always keep crackers and such crunchier than any other container I’ve found. I guess this means I will have to make more biscotti to test this theory. Also, these needed more chocolate. Should have dipped half way or done a drizzle!
Apologies for the photo. I didn’t get a decent picture of this monkey bread. I saw the recipe during Vegan Mofo over at Oh, Ladycakes and decided I needed to give it a try. I had only ever eaten monkey bread once. Someone gave one to our family when I was little. I just remember it sitting on the counter and slowly loosing balls. I would go up to it and take a couple of balls from it and I’m guessing the rest of my family did the same. I remember liking it, but just never made one or came across another one until now. This was a great recipe. Easy and fun to make. Ashlae made hers super cute by using a jumbo muffin tin to make individual little breads. I went the traditional route and used a bundt pan as I don’t have a jumbo muffin tin and didn’t want to use my standard sized tins. You may notice that one side of the bread looks a little deformed. Well, when I went to invert the pan to release the bread, only half of it came out. Grrr. I loosened it with a knife and everything! Apparently not loosened enough. So, a friend helped me get the rest out and then we just sort of pushed the halves together. It worked okay, as the monkey bread is so sticky it was happy to grab its missing half. Anyhow, I highly recommend this recipe. And all of Ashlae’s recipes. She’s legit!