Pumpkin bread rolls


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Pumpkin Bread Rolls

(Adapted from Savoury Days)

For about 30 small “pumpkins”

500 g butternut squash (seeded, peeled, and cubed)
1 cup (255 g) milk
6 tbs unsalted butter (melted)
1 egg
90 g sugar
6 g salt
11 g active dry yeast
720 g all-purpose flour (sifted)
1 egg white (for brushing, optional)
Cream cheese (for filling, optional)

  1. To cook the butternut squash: wrap butternut squash in a large piece of aluminum foil, bake at 400F in oven for about 30 minutes, or 360F using AirFryer for about 20 minutes.
  2. Use a hand blender to puree the cooked butternut squash.
  3. In a large bowl, mix 260 g pureed butternut squash with the rest of the ingredients except egg white.
  4. Gently knead to combine all ingredients.
  5. Cover the bowl with a damp towel and let it rest for 10-15 minutes.
  6. Knead until smooth.
  7. Place the dough in an oiled bowl, cover with a damp towel, and let it rest until doubled.
  8. Divide into 30 balls, about 40-45 g each.
  9. If using, place a small piece of cream cheese in the center of each ball, shape into a round smooth ball.
  10. Place dough balls on 3 lined baking trays.
  11. Use a long thin kitchen thread to tie the balls (see photo below – courtesy of Lauren Caris Cooks).
  12. Cover and let the balls rest for about 30 minutes.
  13. Brush with egg white if using.
  14. Bake at 350 F for about 20 minutes.
  15. Rotate trays in the oven.
  16. And bake for another 5 minutes.

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