Pumpkin Rolls

Prep time: 20-25 minutes

Cook time: 23-25 minutes

Materials:

  • ½ cup pumpkin puree
  • 2 tbsp. unsalted butter melted
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 oz fresh yeast or 2 1/2 tsp dry yeast
  • ¾ cup whole milk warmed
  • 3 cups flour sifted (additional needed for rolling out)
  • ⅓ cup sugar
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • Zest on 1 orange
  • Orange Jam

Process:

  1. In a large mixing bowl add in the warm milk, 2 tbsp. sugar and fresh yeast. Mix well to combine.
  2. Add in the sifted flour, cinnamon and remaining sugar.
  3. Continue to mix and add in the eggs. Mix the eggs in and then add in the butter and pumpkin puree. Mix well to combine everything.
  4. Add in the orange zest and give the dough one final mix. The dough will be sticky so do not panic.
  5. Cover with a clean kitchen towel and set aside for around 30 minutes or so to rise and double in size.
  6. Cover a clean work surface with a generous amount of flour and pour the dough onto the flour.
  7. Cover your hands in flour and start to rolls the dough into a log.
  8. Separate the dough into 12 equal pieces. Taking one piece at a time pat it gently into a flat pancake about 1/4 inch thick.
  9. Place a tbsp. of the orange jam in the center. Fold the dough in half and pinch to close. Roll the dough between your hands to round it out and place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  10. Set aside to rise while you preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
  11. Bake 23-25 minutes or until fully cooked through.
  12. Let cool completely and ENJOY!

If using instant yeast:

  1. In a large mixing bowl add in the flour, sugar and instant yeast.
  2. Give it a rough toss and add in the warm milk. Using a wooden spoon mix to combine.
  3. Add in the eggs and mix.
  4. Add in the pumpkin puree, butter, orange zest and cinnamon. Mix well. The dough will be sticky but do not panic.
  5. Cover with a clean kitchen towel and set aside for around 30 minutes or so to rise and double in size.
  6. Cover a clean work surface with a generous amount of flour and pour the dough onto the flour.
  7. Cover your hands in flour and start to rolls the dough into a log.
  8. Separate the dough into 12 equal pieces. Taking one piece at a time pat it gently into a flat pancake about 1/4 inch thick.
  9. Place a tbsp. of the orange jam in the center. Fold the dough in half and pinch to close. Roll the dough between your hands to round it out and place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  10. Set aside to rise while you preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
  11. Bake 23-25 minutes or until fully cooked through.
  12. Let cool completely and ENJOY!

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