You know - when there is pumpkin everything, everywhere you look!
I confess, I don't really "get" pumpkin coffee drinks at all - I guess probably because I'm not particularly fond of sweet coffee, unless it also involves chocolate. But, pumpkin everything else, I am very much okay with.
Our own pumpkins did well this year - we have quite a nice number of lovely little pie pumpkins to use this fall. This bread is only the beginning.
I'm trying to get some potential holiday recipes up a little early this year, because that way we can all plan what to bake, serve, and most importantly - eat when we are hosting get-togethers over the next few months. I highly recommend this bread. Not only is it fantastic, but it's also super easy to get made, with no kneading at all.
I like to soak the raisins for awhile, which also gets the milk to a good temperature for the yeast. I used bread flour, because it gives this bread plenty of structure without kneading, but regular flour is nearly as good.
A 10 cup or bigger bundt pan is really nice for this, but you can use whatever you prefer. It is...