Pumpkin Dinner Rolls with Cinnamon Butter #BreadBakers


I have wanted to join a bread blog group for a long time now. Finally I found it. Yay!
This is my first post for the Bread Bakers group. The theme for the month is Fall Breads. Though there is no Fall from where I come from, I stay in a country where the entire year is Pumpkin time. I get such amazing pumpkins in Malaysia here that I have fallen in love with it. It was usually once a month fare when we were in India but here it’s a weekly affair.


I found this amazing pumpkin dinner roll recipe that I just had to make and it did turn out wonderful too!

So here goes –


WHAT WE NEED

Bread:
2 1/4 teaspoons instant yeast

1 cup milk, scalded and cooled to lukewarm (see note)

1/4 cup granulated sugar

40 grams (3 tbsp) unsalted butter, melted

1/2 cup /110 grams pumpkin puree (see note)

2 large eggs, divided

1 tsp salt

480 grams (3 3/4 cups) all-purpose flour

8-10 halved walnuts pieces

Butter:
52 gms unsalted butter, at room temperature

2 tbsp powdered sugar

2 tbsp honey

1/2 tsp ground cinnamon

WHAT TO DO
For the bread rolls

 

  • Mix the yeast, milk, sugar, butter, pumpkin, one egg, and salt until well combined.
  • Add the flour in three installments and knead on medium-low speed in a hand mixer or stand mixer until the dough pulls away from the sides of the bowl.
  • Turn off the mixer and let the dough rest for 5 minutes.
  • Knead the dough for another 5 minutes until the dough is soft and smooth.
  • If it seems too sticky, add more flour, 1 tablespoon at a time. ( I added 3 tbsp flour)
  • Transfer the dough to a large greased bowl and cover the bowl with a wet napkin
  • Let the dough rise until doubled in size, about 45 minutes
  • Punch the dough down and turn it out onto a lightly floured counter top
  • Divide the dough into 18 equal pieces and shape into balls.
  • Press the balls down lightly with the palm of your hand
  • Cover and let rise until doubled in size, about 45 minutes
  • Preheat the oven to 180°C.
  • Beat the remaining egg with 2 teaspoons of water and brush all over the rolls.
  • Insert a halved walnut in the centre of each roll to look like a stem of a mini pumpkin
  • Bake the rolls for 15 to 20 minutes, or until golden brown.
  • Enjoy it warm with cinnamon butter


 



For the cinnamon butter

  • Beat the butter until pale in color.
  • Add the powdered sugar, honey, and cinnamon and beat until well combined, light, and fluffy.
  • Serve immediately or store, covered, in the fridge for up to 1 week.
  • Bring to room temperature before serving.

NOTES

  • Scalded milk is hot milk which does not stick to the bottom of the pan and does not form a film on top. So you need to heat the milk on medium heat and keep stirring it every 20-30 seconds. Switch of the gas when small bubbles start forming at the edges. Let it cool to lukewarm and then use it for this recipe.
  • You can either use fresh or canned pumpkin purée. I use fresh purée.

Let’s take a look at the other Fall Flavors being shared today

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We take turns hosting each month and choosing the theme/ingredient.

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18 Comments Add yours

  1. Renee Dobbs says:

    Welcome to Bread Bakers! Glad you joined in and brought those lovely rolls to the party.

  2. Georgina says:

    Sowmya this sure looks fabulous!

  3. Welcome to the group! These rolls are adorable and perfect for the Harvest theme.

  4. Thanks for joining us. I really feel out of the loop here. Everyone found these adorable pumpkin shaped rolls and i posted pancakes!! Good pancakes but still not near as cute as these little guys!

  5. Those are incredibly cute! Welcome to the group!

  6. Holly says:

    What a nice job you did forming these rolls and shaping them just perfectly. So fun to see a batch of bread pumpkins!

  7. Mayuri Patel says:

    Welcome to the group. The buns look cute. These buns are my to do list.

  8. Pavani says:

    Wow, your pumpkin dinner rolls look so soft and fluffy. The walnuts poking in the middle makes them look so inviting.

  9. the spiced butter sounds awesome…what a great bread!

  10. Love the idea of the cinnamon butter with these. Double the goodness!

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