Pumpkin Dinner Rolls
A soft yellow dinner roll... so tender and delicious! These are our traditional every-year Thanksgiving dinner rolls!
4 Dozen Rolls
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup warm water
2 cups warm milk
Â¼ cup butter, softened or melted (I warm it with the milk above)
2 cups mashed cooked pumpkin
2 teaspoons salt
1/2 cup wheat germ or whole wheat flour
10-12 cups all-purpose flour or bread flour
7 teaspoons dry yeast
1. In large mixing bowl, combine sugar, water, milk, butter, pumpkin, and salt. Mix well.
2. Add wheat germ, 7-8 cups of the flour, and yeast. Mix, and then continue adding flour and kneading until dough is elastic and not sticky.
3. Place dough in greased bowl; grease top of dough, cover with a towel, and set in a warm place until doubled (about 60-90 minutes).
4. Punch dough down and divide into thirds. Divide each third into 16 pieces and shape into balls.
5. Place on greased baking sheets, and grease tops. (I use two 11x15-inch baking sheets, and put 24 rolls on each.) Cover and let rise until almost doubled, about 30 minutes.
6. Bake at 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes, until tops are golden. Remove to wire racks and cover with a towel. Brush tops with butter if desired, as soon as rolls are removed to the wire racks. Serve warm with butter.
Re-warm leftover rolls by wrapping securely in foil and placing in a 325 degree oven for 15 minutes. Just as good as fresh! :)
We absolutely love these tasty dinner rolls! I originally made them because I had pumpkin to use up. Now I continue making them because they're so yummy! I like to make a batch to take to family gatherings; they're always a popular item. I have been asked for the recipe so many times! The leftover rolls don't last long when I warm them and serve with another meal.
Edited to add: We've been making these rolls every year at Thanksgiving for 5+ years... a beautiful and delicious seasonal dinner roll! :)
My rating: 10/10