Dinner rolls are usually a staple for a Thanksgiving Holiday meal. These pumpkin shaped dinner rolls will add an additional flair to the table that your guess will love.
Besides having a pumpkin shape, these rolls also contain a small amount of pumpkin puree. The pumpkin puree gives the rolls a beautiful autumn colors and a very slight flavor…not noticeable to most.
The Honey Butter makes the rolls super yummy!!! Besides using the honey butter for these dinner rolls, I think it is fabulous on bagels and/or english muffins.
Pumpkin Shaped Dinner Rolls using Your Bread Machine with Honey Butter
For the Rolls:
- 2 teaspoons instant yeast
- 4 cups flour
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1 cup milk scalded and cooled scalding the milk improves the texture by weakening the gluten, feeds the yeast, dissolves sugar, and adds flavor
- 3 Tablespoons melted unsalted butter
- 1/2 cup Pumpkin puree
- 2 eggs – divided use
- sliced pecans or pretzel pieces
For the Honey Butter:
- 1/4 cup honey
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter at room temp
- 1/4 cup powdered sugar
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
Making the Rolls:
- Bring the milk up to 180 degrees… can heat it in the microwave or heat it on the stove top.Once the milk is scalded, set it aside to cool down to lukewarm or about 100 degrees
- In your bread machine place the yeast on the bottom, followed with adding the dry ingredients (flour, sugar, and salt)
- Add the milk, melted butter, pumpkin puree, one slightly beaten egg on top of the dry ingredientsSet the bread machine to the dough setting. In about 1/2 hours, the ingredients will be mixed and the dough will have gone through the first rise.
- When you hear the beep, remove the dough from the machine and turn it out onto a flour surface.
- Punch the dough down and divide the dough into 16 equal pieces.
- Roll the dough pieces into ballsFlatten the top of each ball slightly with your handUsing a pairing knife, cut slices into the ball…about 8. Ensure not to cut all the way through the center.
- Place dough balls onto a parchment lined baking pan.Cover the rolls with a kitchen towel for the second rise. The rolls should double in size in about one hour
- Preheat the oven to 350Remove the towel from the rolls and make a small intention in the center top of each roll. A fondant ball tool works well, but the end of a utensil would work well too
- Beat one egg and apply an egg wash to each roll
- Bake the rolls for about 15 minutes or until golden brown.Remove the rolls from the oven and if needed, intent the center a little bit more for the stemTransfer the rolls to a cooling rackInsert the sliced pecan or pretzel piece for the stem
- Place the butter into the mixer and beat the butter until it is light and fluffy…about 5 minutes
- Add in the honey, cinnamon, and powdered sugarBeat until well blended
- The soft honey butter is ready to use. Store the honey butter in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
I can not want to hear what you think about these dinner rolls. I know they will be the talk of your family gather.
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