One of these days my husband said he wanted to make pumpkin rolls. I couldn’t wait to try it so I immediately bought some pumpkin and let him do the job 😉
The base of the recipe is the one we use in our hamburger buns, our daughter’s favorite. But when she found out there was pumpkin in it (one of the few things she doesn’t like) she refused to eat 🙁
We then decided to give some buns to our neighbors and froze the rest. And… there was a turn of events…
- ¾ cup pumpkin, cooked and mashed
- ½ + ⅛ cups warm milk
- 1 egg, beaten
- 2 tbsp unsalted butter
- ¼ cup sugar
- ¾ tsp salt
- 4 cups all purpose flour
- 1¼ tsp yeast
- If you are using a bread machine just add all ingredients according to the manufactorer's instructions and turn on the keading cycle. When it's done make small balls using your hands, place balls in a greased pan and let them rise until they double in size.
- Bake at 350 F (180ºC) for around 12 minutes.
- If you are making the buns without a bread machine, just blend all ingredients and knead for around five minutes. If the dough is too sticky, add a litttle bit of aditional flour. Let the dough rise for around 1 hour. Then make the balls and continue using the instructions above.
The next day, our neighbors’ children, who are also Isabella’s friends, said they loved it and suddendly she wanted to give our pumpkin rolls a try. She also loved it! And she ate all there was left 🙂
We (the 3 of us!) are now ready to try other flavors (and colors) like spinach, beets and carrots…