1For the pumpkin bread, in a large mixing bowl, combine pumpkin puree, flour, egg, sugar, salt, milk and crumbled yeast.
2Cut butter in small pieces.
3When butter reaches room temperature, stir in butter in small pieces and continue to knead until dough is smooth and elastic.
4Shape into a ball and place in greased bowl.
5Cover and let rise until doubled in volume, for about one hour.
6Punch dough down, then divide dough and form small balls.
7Place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or a greased mold.
8Let rise for about one hour.
9Bake in preheated oven at 180°C (approximately 350°F) for about 40 minutes.
10Remove from oven and cool on a rack.
11For the French toast, mix egg, brown sugar and cinnamon in a shallow container.
12Add milk and mix well. Heat butter in a griddle.
13Soak bread slices in the egg and milk mixture and cook on preheated griddle on both sides until golden brown.
14Serve hot or cold with cottage cheese and syrup.