I finally got around to making a pumpkin recipe! My procrastination certainly wasn’t due to a lack of good looking recipes. I just couldn’t decide what to make as there are so many tasty pumpkin-filled recipes that I’ve made and enjoyed before. Here are a few of my favorites:
Even though all these options were tempting, I wanted to try something new and something savory. I found a recipe for Pumpkin Spice Rolls on foodgawker (warning: this site will make you hungry – it’s just pictures and pictures of delicious looking food! But it’s a great site to browse for recipe inspiration) and have been waiting for the perfect opportunity to make them. Lucky for me, my sister invited me over for some trick or treating and a festive Halloween dinner. I knew these rolls would be a perfect side dish to the spicy carrot ginger soup she was serving.
recipe from kirbie’s craving
4 3/4 cups All-Purpose Flour
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1/3 cup brown sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1 tablespoon instant yeast
15-ounce can pumpkin
2 large eggs
1/4 cup melted butter
1. Combine all of the dough ingredients, and knead them with the dough hook attachment on your mixer for five minutes. Dough will still be sticky. Transfer the dough to a lightly oiled bowl, cover the bowl with plastic wrap, and set it aside to rise for 1 1/2 hours.
2. Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and divide it in half. Divide each half into 9 pieces. Roll the pieces of dough between your palms until they are smooth round balls and place them in a baking pan lined with parchment paper. Cover the pan with a proof cover or lightly greased plastic wrap and let rise for another 1 ½ hours.
3. Preheat oven to 350°F and bake for 30 minutes.
The rolls came out great. They were light, fluffy and the perfect addition to our Halloween feast. They taste great plain, buttered and for something a little sweeter, a smear of pumpkin butter from Trader Joe’s.
I’m definitely going to make that pumpkin gingerbread when it’s a little closer to Christmas and the Brownie Pumpkin Pie will definitely be part of Thanksgiving dessert. What are some of your favorite pumpkin recipes?