Sustainable Seasonal Recipe: Winter Squash Bread

    December 23, 2020

Written by Nicole Oveisi, Fair Farms Intern


Sustainable Seasonal Recipe: Winter Squash Bread 

As we slow down to enjoy the holiday season after what has seemed like an infinitely long year, Fair Farms would like to share a warm winter recipe that includes ingredients grown right here in Maryland. In an effort to enrich our local economy, we encourage eaters to shop locally at their neighborhood farmers’ market or order directly from nearby farmers online and support our visionary farming community this season. 

Winter Squash Bread: 

Winter squash is a seasonal favorite that’s super versatile and can be incorporated into many recipes, from roasted mixed vegetables to a warm soup, however we thought it would be fun to try this winter squash bread recipe we found from Just A Pinch. Just pick your favorite type of winter squash and get baking!

Ingredients:

⅔ cup of butter
2 ⅔ cup of sugar
4 eggs
3 ½ cups all purpose flour
2 tsp of baking powder
1 tsp of salt
1 tsp of ground cinnamon
1 tsp of ground cloves
½ tsp of nutmeg
3 cups of cooked winter squash puree
1 tsp of vanilla extract
1 cup of chopped walnuts 

Directions: 

Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Cut 1 large squash in half (lengthwise) and remove seeds. Wrap the halves in aluminum foil and place both pieces cut-side up on a baking sheet. Bake for 1 hour and 45 minutes. The squash should be soft. Make sure to let cool. Scoop out the inside of the squash and puree with an electric mixer. Measure 3 cups worth of pureed squash. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix butter until creamy, gradually adding in the sugar. Beat well. Add in eggs one at a time, beating well after each. Combine flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, cloves, and nutmeg. Alternately add spices mixture to the squash puree and egg mixture, afterwards combining puree and egg mixture. Spoon into greased 8 inch loaf pans (makes 3 servings). Place in oven and bake for 1 hour or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Let cool and enjoy! 

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