Monday, October 1, 2012

Baking with Julia - Cranberry Walnut Pumpkin Loaf

For Baking with Julia this week, we are rewinding to autumn with Cranberry Walnut Pumpkin Loaf, hosted by Rebecca of This Bountiful Backyard.  Oh wait, it is actually autumn in the US - it just feels like autumn in Melbourne.  (As I was bitterly reminded while standing on St Kilda beach for 3 hours in the wind without a hat on Sunday doing a photography course - brrr... )

This bread is a bit of a faff - you make it, rise it for 2 hours, then put in in the fridge overnight, then take it out for 6 hours before shaping it, rising it for another 2 hours, and then baking it.  Sheesh! Can baking be a substitute pet? 

I made two thirds of the recipe into a 9" loaf rather than making 3 x 5" inch loaves - who needs all that stuffing around?  And who has 5" pans?  

Anyhoo, the end result  was delicious and colourful, as my photos (taken with my DSLR camera after a much better photography course renewed my enthusiasm for it) attest:

To see what the other BWJ bakers thought of all of this, visit the LYL section of the website.