If you still have some cooked pumpkin from the fall or some canned puree at the back of your pantry then this no-knead loaf is a lovely recipe to try. We used a combination of our Sprouted Whole Wheat Flour and All-Purpose Flour to give it some 'fluff'. Be sure to toast or roast your pumpkin seeds to bring out their delicious flavour.
½ cup pumpkin seeds, lightly toasted
½ cup pure pumpkin puree
1 ¼ cup warm water
½ tsp dried yeast
1 tsp salt
1 ½ cups Anita’s Organic All Purpose Flour
In a large bowl whisk together the pumpkin puree, water, yeast and salt. Add the toasted pumpkin seeds and stir.
Add the flours to the wet mixture and combine everything together with a wooden spoon or spatula to form a loose shaggy dough. Cover the bowl with cling wrap and allow to ferment in a warm spot for 12 hours.
After 12 hours, the dough will be quite sticky and will have doubled in volume. Scrape the dough out of the bowl onto a liberally floured work surface, stretch and fold the dough 4 times and then shape the dough into a smooth round. If the dough is a little too sticky use extra flour to help shape it. Place the dough into an oiled 2-quart Pyrex bowl (or similar bowl that is ovenproof) and place into a warm spot again to rise & double in volume. This will take approx. 1 hour.
While the dough is proofing pre-heat the oven to 450F. Then brush the top of the dough with a little water and sprinkle on a few more pumpkin seeds (if desired). Place the bowl in the centre of the oven and bake for 15 minutes at 450F and then a further 30 minutes at 425F.
Remove from the oven and allow to cool for 5 minutes before taking the loaf out of the bowl and transfer to a wire rack to cool fully.