Pumpkin-Piñon Bread

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Appears in
I Hear America Cooking

By Betty Fussell

Published 1986

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While pumpkin meat can be made into a delicious unsweetened yeast bread, the typical pumpkin bread of the Pueblos uses baking powder to leaven a dark rich cakelike bread, flavored by pumpkin and studded with piñón nuts. Such breads can be made year round from pumpkin slices dried in the sun or, nowadays, from pumpkin cooked and frozen. Canned pumpkin tastes canned, no matter what you do to spike it up, so when pumpkins are in season, it’s worth pureeing the meat and freezing it for future s