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Monday, August 16, 2010

Pumpkin Yeast Rolls - Blue Monday



From the kitchen of One Perfect Bite...While it may sound strange to those whose families live in close proximity to one another, we are spread over the globe and celebrate Thanksgiving whenever we can all get together to celebrate the feast. The Eastern contingent of the family, which includes our younger grandsons, will be joining our very full house on Tuesday. That will be the night we celebrate our family Thanksgiving. These lovely rolls, for now safely ensconced in the freezer, will be one of the things that we serve. The recipe belonged to my husband's mother who was raised in Southern Illinois. They were part of her childhood and fairly typical of the farm breads that were served in that region at the time. They were served at bridge luncheons, probably because the original recipe made dainty rolls that were only 1-inch in diameter. The smaller size doesn't work for my trenchermen, so I double the size of our rolls. This dough, by the way, would make a wonderful cinnamon bread. The pumpkin keeps the rolls moist and there is just a hint of cinnamon to confound the tongue. I use canned pumpkin puree to make these because it's easier to use than fresh puree which can be stringy. I make these rolls for sentimental reasons. Some of you might enjoy them for their novelty. Here's the recipe.

Pumpkin Yeast Rolls...from the kitchen of One Perfect Bite

Ingredients:

1-1/2 teaspoons active dry yeast
1 teaspoon granulated sugar
1/4 cup lukewarm water
3 cups all-purpose flour
3-1/2 tablespoons unsalted butter
2 tablespoons light brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup pureed pumpkin
1 egg, lightly beaten
1/4 cup maple syrup
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 cup whole wheat flour

Directions:

1) Combine yeast, sugar and water in a large bowl. Let sit until foamy, about 5 minutes. Stir in 1/2 cup all-purpose flour. Cover and let risein a warm spot until double, about 1 hour
2) Melt 2 tablespoons butter and pour into a medium bowl. Add brown sugar, salt, pumpkin, egg, maple syrup and cinnamon. Add to yeast mixture and beat until smooth. Add whole wheat flour and 2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour to make a stiff dough.. Knead in pan. Cover and let rise in warm place until double in size, about 2 hours.
3) Punch dough down and turn onto a floured board. Knead briefly and roll to a sheet about 1/2-inch thick. Cut into 2-inch circles and place circles on a floured baking sheet. Cover loosely with a towel and let rise again for 1 hour.
4) Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Melt reserved 1-1/2 tablespoons butter and brush on top of rolls. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes. Yield: 1 dozen 2-inch rolls.

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This post is being linked to:
Smiling Sally - Blue Monday

Maple Syrup World

89 comments :

Trace and Sarah said...

These look so good, I just made a fisrt attempt recently with homemade yeast dough, so I will definitely give these a try! Thanks!

Jennifurla said...

I know for sure that I would just love these, thanks for sharing

Jane @ Sweet Basil Kitchen said...

I always keep canned pumpkin to make pumpkin choc. chips muffins, but this recipe intrigues me...just enough sweetness, but not icky sweet. Thanksgiving is our favorite holiday. Hope you have lots to be thankful for as you gather this week.

Jess @ Bakericious said...

it is always feel great to celebrate festive with family! and the rolls look so good, they sure to like it much :)

Pondside said...

I love the colour of the rolls - and I'm pretty sure, just from the recipe, that we'd all like the taste.

Kim said...

Pumpkin, maple syrup and cinnamon sounds like a wonderful trio of ingredients. I can imagine these are heavenly with a pat of butter.

Ginny said...

These rolls are beautiful!! Any time the whole family can come together from various scattered parts is cause for thanksgiving and celebration!! One thing I do know they will be thankful for is eating like royalty when they are at your house.

ButterYum said...

What a lovely Blue Monday post!

:)
ButterYum

scrambledhenfruit said...

These rolls sound delicious- I'll bet they'd make good cinnamon rolls too. It's definitely Thanksgiving when your whole family is together! I know you will enjoy your family time together. Thanks for sharing :)

Krista said...

What a great recipe! I love the fact that you're having Thanksgiving in August. I hope that you have a wonderful holiday! : )

Jess--Sugar High said...

Pumpkin rolls are amazing! I love their gorgeous color :)

Martha said...

Mary -- enjoy your Thanksgiving and your family.

These rolls do look good but I must admit that I've never heard of yeast rolls with pumpkin! But they do look yummy!

I am envious of your yeast bread baking -- alas, that's one thing I don't do -- I'm my mother's daughter, I guess!

Annesphamily said...

Oh My Goodness! I think Fall is in the air! Yummy! Anne

Sushma Mallya said...

So yum, never used pumpkin this way and this seems so interesting...have a lovely day mary,take care

Sanjeeta kk said...

Too cute and lovely rolls. Kids are going to enjoy them. Thanks Mary for such wonderful recipe.

Monet said...

I love using unusual vegetables in my yeast rolls...carrots, sweet potatoes and now pumpkin! Brilliant idea that would work especially well during the holidays.

Jeannie said...

These rolls have such a lovely color, so bright and summery. I am sure they taste good too!

Baking is my Zen...sweet nibbles for the soul said...

I look forward to baking these. I love pumpkin! I like to try different things for Thanksgiving.

How cool that you celebrate Thanksgiving when your families get together... So nice!

Carmen

hobby baker said...

It seems like the sentimental recipes are the one you often enjoy the most as well. Nothing like eating a memory! ☺ I think trying them as a cinnamon bun is a great idea!

simplysandi said...

I'm so ready for fall! It's so hot here in Texas! These sound fabulous. Thanks for sharing.

Nale said...

It looks so good. Thanks for sharing:)

Carolyn™ said...

Cant say I have seen pureed pumpkin here but I think pumpkin soup undiluted would do much the same. Love the whole concept of the maple syrup and spice added as well.

Because its cold here we celebrate Christmas in July for a traditional roast dinner and plum pudding along the lines of the english ancestors most of us have.

TREAT AND TRICK said...

Hello Mary,

That is so lovely, never tried pumpkin this way, got to try this..Have a nice day dear..

Les rêves d'une boulangère (Brittany) said...

You've combined my two new baking favourites: using pumpkin and making bread, wonderful Mary!

penny aka jeroxie said...

Yum. You can bake anything lovely!

Houdini said...

We love pumpkin, with 4 plants in the backyard, though the pumpkins are not ripe yet. We make all our bread ourselves, and your pretty rolls will be my contribution with the first ripe pumpkin.

Angie's Recipes said...

Pumpkin, maple, and cinnamon...I somehow feel the Autumn! Love these cuties!

Sinful Southern Sweets said...

Hope you have a lovely Thanksgiving. I think its a wonderful idea to have it whenever you can. I know these lovely pumpkin rolls will be much enjoyed. I'm certainly going to have to try your recipe soon as they look divine. Have a wonderful week!

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

The rolls are beautiful! You mention bread, I'm thinking cinnamon rolls with maybe a little maple glaze! Enjoy the time with your family:@)

Faith said...

I hope you and your family have a lovely Thanksgiving celebration! The rolls are gorgeous...thank you for sharing this wonderful heirloom recipe! I'm hoping to make them to grace our Thanksgiving table as well.

From the Kitchen said...

I saw the title and started thinking Thanksgiving--and, it truly will be! I'm finding that, more and more, my scattered dear ones may necessitate the same kind of celebration. Of course, when family returns home it's a celebration.

Enjoy your dear ones and happy Thanksgiving!

Best,
Bonnie

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

These rolls look just so delicious I am sure the whole family will enjoy them. Diane

Marly said...

They sound healthy too. Yeast rolls with beta carotene? I think that means I should eat a lot of them!

nanny said...

I can just smell the yeast and then the pumpkin,,baking! Oh what a wonderful fall roll.
"note to nanny....make these for Thanksgiving"!!!

Allie and Pattie said...

Happy Thanksgiving Mary! It appears you have much to be thankful for. I love using pumpkin in baking and will print this out. Have a wonderful week!
xoxo Pattie

Natalie said...

enjoy your thanksgiving! these rolls are the perfect addition to the meal, i'm going to remember them for us :)

Mo 'Betta said...

These rolls look and sound so delicious!! I may have to make them way before Thanksgiving! Enjoy your family!

PeggyR said...

Those sound really yummy! I love anything with pumpkin.

Keeley said...

Yum! These look like a great choice for fall. I wonder how they would be with sweet potato? (My mom's favorite vegetable)

Jenn said...

These look so wonderful! I love that your family celebrates Thanksgiving whenever they can. I don't live close to my family, so I can relate..getting together on the actual holiday is never easy. Enjoy your family and thanks for sharing the recipe!
(p.s. I made your cinnamon swirl loaf yesterday. It was so delicious! I won't be blogging about it until we get back from our trip, but I wanted you to know we thought it was heavenly!!)

12th Man Training Table said...

never too many pumpkin recipes!

Sonia (Nasi Lemak Lover) said...

this is beautiful, for me, I will enjoy this roll with a cup of coffee, sound good!

Adelina said...

you inherited a yummy treasure from your mother in law. I am bookmarking it and will wait for the pumpkins to be in season for best result! Thanks a lot!

bj said...

wow...this really sounds delicious. Can't wait to try them.undrout

SmilingSally said...

They look so light, Mary.

Happy Blue Monday!

Bossy Chef said...

I am going to have to try these, I make a ton of pumpkin recipes through Oct and Nov. Must bookmark this. :)

Joe Ambrosino said...

TW and I love all things pumpkin. I will try them,Mary!

Biren said...

These look like such tasty rolls. Thanks for sharing a family recipe with us :)

valerie harrison said...

I have been seeking out pumpkin recipes lately in preparation for fall so this would be an excellent beginning.

Susi said...

I love the concept of celebrating Thanksgiving when given the chance :o) The rolls sound great, I love anything pumpkin and with fall just around the corner I'm bookmarking this recipe for future use!

foodcreate said...

These look fabulous .. thanks for sharing

Evan @swEEts said...

Pumpkin is one of my fave flavors come time when the leaves start to change colors and the crisp air rolls around. I am saving this recipe to make when the heat index in TX falls below 105!

Megan said...

I LOVE pumpkin and of course I LOVE bread and this is the best of both! Stumbled and bookmarked!

Katerina said...

They look so cute and rounded, you must be a master on these. I love family recipes, they are always tried and true.

Kath said...

Beautiful rolls, Mary, and I love reading about their history in your family.

Having a daughter who has just moved across the country, I also love your idea of having Thanksgiving dinner whenever the family is able to get together! I'll keep that one in mind.

JEANNE said...

Hello Mary, you probably thought I have forgotten you but not so, I have had a crazy busy summer and visiting my blogging friends would have been a lot easier. HA! Nope, lots of company, vacations, and my daughter needing me for three weeks because of rotator cuff surgery. Whew, now I am finally home and there is nothing on my calendar until October. A breather at last. I am truly enjoying the first Monday in a while to just visit as long as I wish. This is a happy day for me.

Pumpkin yeast rolls is something I have not thought of ever. However, I am anxious to try them. I make bread so this is not a difficult task. I love your happy family gathering story. This summer we had MANY happy family gatherings. Thus, no computer time to speak of.

I will wait until the next family meal and that is a common happening in this home. Smile.

I hope you had a wonderful summer. Fall is right around the corner and I for one welcome the most favorite time of the year for me.

Hugs, Jeanne

JG said...

Sentimental family favorites are the best! I've never tasted pumpkin rolls, but I sure will now.

Mary, enjoy Thanksgiving with your family.
~Judy

Cheryl said...

Wow, that sounds really yummy, I like to try new things!

Julie said...

Mary - these look amazing and so delicious. Awesome that you celebrate Thanksgiving with family from far away whenever you can be together. Can't wait to see what else is on the menu!

Happy Thanksgiving.

City Share said...

I think that's a wonderful idea to have Thanksgiving dinner whenever you can all get together. Do you eat traditional Thanksgiving food? Those rolls sound delicious. Thanks for the recipe.

nannykim said...

Well, I just had to tell you that we can not get canned pumpkin in my town! I even called Libby about it. They said they had had a poor harvest last year! I had had one can left--deeply buried and I was able to make my pumpkin buckwheat biscuits (they are gluten free). This year I will be sure to do much more stocking up!! Our stores have been out of the pumpkin since about the time winter hit!!

Joanne said...

Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday, foodwise at least. So it's absolutely fine by me if we celebrate it in August! And then again November. And maybe a few more times throughout the year.

These rolls are fantastic. I can never get enough pumpkin in my life

Katherine Aucoin said...

Mary, you have me craving faull and pumpkin. Your rolls look wonderful.

Alessandra said...

Lovely!! In the part of Italy where I am now pumpkin rolls used to be very popular, but now only a few bakeries makes them, and sometimes only once a week. Pity!

Ana Powell said...

Your rolls have such a beautiful colour.
Pumpkins are so versatile in their uses of cooking, and your recipe is showing exactly how good they are.
Wishing you a great week ♥

♥ Kathy said...

What a delicious way to use pumpkin!

Michael Toa said...

I can just imagine how good these must be when they're still warm out of the oven. YUM. Have a great day. Michael

livestocreate said...

I know what you mean by celebrating whenever the family gathers - we call it "killing the fatted calf" and it happens whenever even ONE of our scattered family is in town. Love your recipe - thanks for sharing it!

Jen_from_NJ said...

Thanksgiving is all about family so why not celebrate when everyone is together regardless of the date on the calendar? I love the idea! Thank you for the recipe!

The Blonde Duck said...

I can't wait until it's not 105 and I can enjoy these.

We Are Not Martha said...

These look awesome and they just went on my list of things to make! I cannot wait for pumpkin season!!! One wonderful reason to look forward to fall :)

Sues

Cristie said...

What a sweet event, hope all goes well with your family gathering. I've made pumpkin rolls before, but not in the summer, they are delicious and I love the texture and feel of the rolls I make. I'll bookmark yours and compare when I'm ready to make mine again. Do have a wonderful time with your loveones.

Rachana said...

These rolls look awesome! Another great recipe from your kitchen.
Have a lovely day, Mary!

Mags said...

Definitely bookmarking this one for the fall. I can't wait to try this recipe. Beautiful looking rolls!

The Words Crafter said...

I have no idea about the recipe, but I've had these before-or something very near to them. Pumpkin anything is awesome!!!

heather said...

outstanding. i cannot wait for Autumn!

cheers,

*heather*

Gloria said...

These Pumpkin yeast rolls look fantastic Mary, I love them, have a lovely day, x gloria

Gloria said...

I love you celebrate Thanksgiving where you stay all together, is absolutely nice Mary

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

They are certainly a perfect bite! Anything pumpkin sound delicious to me! You make attempting yeast rolls look so easy... and luscious! YUMMY!
Yvonne

A Feast for the Eyes said...

Good for you for getting a jumpstart on fall recipes! I could eat pumpkin anytime of the year. I was just looking at some pumpkin puree in my freezer, pondering what to make. This is a great idea. Thanks, Mary.

RamblingTart said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you, dear Mary! :-) Hope you have a marvelous time with your family (and these fab rolls!!)

My Little Space said...

Oh Mary, I am really appreciate that you are willing to share your family recipe with us. Yahooo... Finally, they are all arrived today! Hope you're having a terrific day and Happy Family Thanksgiving! Enjoy & have lots of fun.
Blessings, kristy

Karen said...

Happy Thanksgiving! I roasted, peeled and pureed a pumpkin just once! The result was a pie that was good, but one where I couldn't tell the difference between canned pumpkin and the one that took me all day to fix. Only canned pumpkin for me, now :)

nancy at good food matters said...

I have made sweet potato biscuits and pumpkin breads, never pumpkin yeast rolls---I love this idea, and your recipe looks really good, and manageable! Thanks, Mary--

LittleRed said...

I've read your recipe.....and now i feel like baking:) Another interesting recipe to try! Thanks!

Foodessa said...

Pumpkin and maple syrup all in a bun...how wonderful ;o)

Thanks for this lovely bread.

Flavourful wishes,
Claudia

Lori said...

Hmmm. I love pumpkin everything. I have to say my eyes are half closed here because as much as I want to see the arrival of pumpkins and butternut squash- I am also sad that zucchini, et al will be exiting. Booo hooo.

Kerstin said...

Fall is my favorite season and now I'm looking forward to it even more so I can make these - they look amazing!

Monique said...

I made these yesterday , we liked them, not too sweet, but just nice.
As we cannot buy canned pumpkin here in the Netherlands, i used my own frozen puree.
Baking bread with AP-flour was quite new to me, but it went well.

Monique

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