Monday, November 23, 2009

Pumpkin Rolls

If you need a good roll recipe for Turkey Day (3 days and counting you know!), I strongly recommend you try this one. The ingredients list will throw me, it threw me too. A can of pumpkin in rolls just can't be natural, can it? But trust me, you can't even tell that the pumpkin is helps keep the rolls soft and moist instead of getting hard and dry.

This is originally Money Saving Mom's recipe...I left it completely unchanged. Which is very unlike me, I usually switch a few things up. I was super nervous about that too. I never make any sort of bread without the aid of my bread machine. Sure, I've done it sans bread machine before, but I just prefer the machine to do all the mixing and kneading for me. Kneading is so not my forte. Despite that I think I shorted it a little on the flour, they turned out phenomenally, and this is my new roll recipe. Hands down. Perhaps I'll start experimenting with other bread recipes machine-less.

Or maybe not...I'm kinda wussy like that...

...1/2 cup sugar
...1/4 cup warm water
...1 cup warm milk
...2 T. butter, softened
...1 cup pumpkin (not pumpkin pie filling. Plain old pumpkin.)
...1 tsp. salt
...1/4 cup wheat germ (If you'd rather not do the whole wheat germ thing, flour will sub nicely)
...5-6 cups all purpose flour
...3 1/2 t. yeast


In a large mixing bowl combine sugar, water, milk, salt, butter and pumpkin. Whisk together until smooth. Add in wheat germ, 2-3 cups of flour and yeast. Combine until all ingredients are well mixed, and then continue adding flour until dough is smooth, elastic and no longer sticky. Place dough in a greased bowl and grease the top of the dough. Cover and place in a warm place to let rise for one hour. Once dough has risen, punch down and divide into 25 individual rolls. Place on a baking sheet and again cover to let rise until doubled, about 30 minutes. Once dough has risen, bake rolls at 350 for 15-20 minutes. When rolls are golden, remove from oven and brush each roll with melted butter. Let sit for 15 minutes before serving.

To see more delicious recipes, check out Mouthwatering Monday over at A Southern Fairytale!


heartnsoulcooking said...

Adding pumpkin to bread sounds GREAT!!! This is a must try. THANKS!!! for the recipe.
I have become a follower of your blog. I love to share recipes and ideas, come by and visit my blog and maybe do the same.

MoneySavinDiva said...

I hope you do try it, let me know how it turns out! The more I eat these rolls the more firmly I decide that I will be making these regularly!

Thanks for directing me to your blog! I love finding other cooking blogs to draw inspiration off of, I will definetely check it out!!

angelrose4ever said...

I made these today and they are fabulous. I have never made rolls before from scratch and they were super easy.

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