A ritual of fall is this yeasty pumpkin bread. Shamelessly, it is not from my oven but rather from The Great Harvest Bread Store. We buy several loaves over the months of fall. We love the pumpkin flavor of this bread whether for afternoon tea, toasted for breakfast, or as a dinner bread.
But I did make the butter -- it's maple butter which goes oh so well with the pumpkin bread. A simple way to add an extra flavor to a meal -- take softened butter (a stick makes a small crock full -- perfect for a loaf) and add two tablespoons of real maple syrup. Stir until mixed. Pack into a white ramekin to serve.