PEPPER SPICED PUMPKIN DINNER ROLLS
Do you watch cooking shows guys? Anything particular you like?
We are officially addicted to ‘Cutthroat Kitchen’. Has anyone seen it? It’s Alton Brown hosting the show and I love him.
Can you imagine cooking with shears?, seriously, how do they even come up with concepts like that. So many sabotages, curve balls and a lot of cash involved.
We were watching this particular show the other day and one of the chefs had to use tea lights to cook in one of the rounds. He kept a can on top of the candles and cooked pancakes on them, it was fun to watch.
Imagine baking something with no oven, ghoshhhh, that would be crazy. When we see these shows, we constantly think how we’d cook without something, or how did they cook in the very very early days without modern appliances.
I am so thankful for my oven and these fantastic and easy PUMPKIN ROLLS. Bread and carbs, I love you.:).
Here’s the fool proof dinner roll. You could substitute bread flour with whole wheat flour, and any spice you want and it comes out perfect every time. It is slightly chewy, bread like and has pepper running through the rolls, slightly spicy and oh so Good. It was all gone even before we started dinner. Here goes….
PEPPER SPICED PUMPKIN DINNER ROLLSMakes 8-10 dinner rollsTime 2 hours
2 cup Bread flour1 packet active dry yeast or 2 tsp1 tbsp sugar1/2 tsp salt1 tsp crushed pepper1 tsp crushed cumin seeds1/3 cup milk2 tbsp unsalted butter1/2 cup pumpkin puree1 egg
1. Add the bread flour, yeast, sugar, salt, crushed pepper and cumin seeds in a standing mixer or a cuisinart and mix it a bit until everything is combined.2. Warm the milk to 110 degrees, add butter and mix well. Add the pumpkin puree and egg and mix everything well.3. Pour the pumpkin mixture to the bread flour mixture and beat or mix at low speed for few minutes. Let it all come together. The dough should not be too wet or dry. DoNOT add any more flour, if it is too wet, you can add 1 to 2 tbsp of flour.4. Put in a oiled bowl and let it rise for an hour or until doubled in volume. 5. Make 10 equal portion and roll is into a ball and put it on a baking tray 2 inches apart.Let rise again for another hour or until doubled in volume. 6. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees for 10 minutes.7. Brush some melted butter and garnish with cilantro or any herb of your choice and bake for 15-17 minutes.ENJOY!!
Note:If you use wheat flour or any other flour, you might want to use 2-3 tbsp more. The whole wheat flour is more a softer roll than a chewier one.You could make this sweet by omitting the spices.
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