These pumpkin dinner rolls will be a hit at your Thanksgiving or Halloween dinner table with their adorable pumpkin shapes. Vegan-vegetarian
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Pumpkin Dinner Rolls
Prep Time:
40 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
1 hr
 
Author: As Easy As Apple Pie
Course: Bread
Servings:9

These pumpkin dinner rolls will be a hit at your Thanksgiving or Halloween dinner table with their adorable pumpkin shapes. Vegan-vegetarian

Prep time doesn't include rest time

Ingredients
  • 300 grams (10.6 ounces-weighed when cut up and peeled) pumpkin
  • 100 ml ( ⅓ cup + 1½ tablespoon) water lukewarm
  • teaspoon dry yeast
  • 450 grams (3¾ cups) all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • teaspoon salt
  • kitchen string
Instructions
  1. Cut the pumpkin into cubes and bake on an oven tray lined with parchment paper in a pre-heated oven at 180 degrees C (355 degrees F) for 20/25 minutes.
  2. Once the pumpkin is cooked, puree it with a hand blender.
  3. Dissolve the yeast in the water.
  4. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the hook attachment, add the flour, pumpkin puree, and water.
  5. Start mixing and, when all the ingredients come together, add the oil and salt .
  6. Continue to mix until the dough becomes soft and smooth; this will take about 10/15 minutes.
  7. Make a ball and place it into a bowl covered with cling film.
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  9. Let it rise until double in size (more or less 1 hour and 15 minutes).
  10. Divide the dough into 9 pieces of approximately 85 grams (3 ounces) each.
  11. Shape each piece into a tight ball
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  13. and tie a piece of kitchen string around it without pulling too tight as it will rise and it will be very difficult to remove it afterwards.
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  16. Place the dinner rolls on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper
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  18. and proof for about 1/2 hour or until the dough springs back very slowly when pressed with a fingertip.
  19. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees C (355 degrees F) and bake the rolls for 20-25 minutes or until golden.
  20. Cool the pumpkin dinner rolls on a wire rack then carefully remove the string and place a pecan slice on top.
  21. Enjoy!
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Nutrition Information
Amount per serving (85 g) — Calories: 186, Fat: 1.9g, Sodium: 352mg, Carbohydrates: 36.8g, Fiber: 2.1g, Sugar: 1.1g, Protein: 5g

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