Monday, September 28, 2015

Cushaw Squash Bread Recipe

Cushaw squash makes an excellent pumpkin style bread.  My boys adore it.  And since Cort recently came up with an intolerance to pumpkin, it is a good alternative. 


Ingredients:
2 1/2 cups sugar
3/4 cup vegetable oil
3 eggs
2 cups pureed cushaw squash
3 cups flour
1 tsp. cloves
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. nutmeg
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1 cup chopped walnuts

Preheat oven to 350*.  Mix together sugar and oil.  Add eggs and squash and mix well.  Add dry ingredients, mix.  Pour into greased and floured bread pans.  Bake 80 minutes or until tester comes out clean.  Cool slightly before turning out.

Don't have a cushaw squash handy?  Try substituting pumpkin.

16 comments:

Lynn said...

well for heaven's sake I have not heard of cushsaw squash, I wonder if we have it here. Your pumpkin hummus without the smoked paprika (couldn't find any) and chickpeas was a huge success, so thanks for sharing.

Buttons Thoughts said...

That squash was so big I imagine it would make lots of bread. Poor Cort. Looks delicious. Hug B

Out on the prairie said...

I like to trade pumpkin with squash or sweet potatoe

Sunnybrook Farm said...

That is what we have used for years though everyone calls it cushsaw pumpkin even some of the seed places. It must be different from pumpkin as it doesn't bother Cort. Pumpkins were always coarser to me so we used these for cooking.
Pumpkin butter made from them is good but not safe to can so they tell us now. It is made similar to apple butter and is really good on fresh baked bread.

Angie said...

added to my future recipe tries.... thanks hun xxx

Sally said...

Oh, that looks so good!

I'll keep the recipe because pumpkin bread is one of our faves. :)

xoxo

Sandra Morris said...

I have never heard of that type of squash. The bread looks delicious :)

alissa apel said...

This looks so good! I love squash, pumpkin, zucchini, and banana breads. They are yummy!

Diana said...

That looks delish! Aren't squash just an amazing food: steamed, baked, for pies, bread, puree for ravioli, squash gnocchi... and by the way, thank you for the reminder of apple butter in my slow cooker. The last of the apples going that way.

Betsy Adams said...

Now that I can get your posts through email, I always read them... Loved your 'car kit' ---and we all (even those of us who don't have kids) should have one. Thanks.

That bread looks awesome. Bet it is really moist.

I never had trouble with bees in my hummer feeders either until this year --specifically just lately. Maybe their sources of flowers are drying up around here...???? Anyhow--someone told me to put Almond Extract around the feeder holes.. It won't hurt the hummers --but the bees don't like it... Hope it works...

Hugs,
Betsy

Endah Murniyati said...

Thanks for the recipe. I have been hoping to get lots of pumpkin and squashes from my garden this season.

Harry Flashman said...

We have pumpkin bread sometimes. I like it with lots of real butter. Never had squash bread though.

Tweedles -- that's me said...

oh it looks so yumy!
love
tweedles

Linda said...

Looks delicious! And I like pumpkin so I'd probably like that too.

Vision By Mila said...

I can imagine the smell.. mmm..

Michael Manning said...

These ingredients sound so good! :)